Alan Boal

Evans urges FBA to lobby mayor

D.C. City Councilman Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) spoke to members of the Foggy Bottom Association Monday about the planned construction of the new GW Hospital. FBA President Ellie Becker announced at the beginning of the meeting that the FBA filed a petition Aug. 20 in the D.C. Court of Appeals protesting the decision by the […]

Political groups argue merits of NATO mission

GW’s student political organizations disputed the merits of NATO’s military intervention in Kosovo at the International Affairs Society’s debate Tuesday. The debate included representatives of the College Democrats, College Republicans, College Libertarians and the International Socialist Organization. They disagreed on several points, but all the representatives said the conflict needs to end soon. ISO representative […]

Former GW professor urges lifting of sanctions against Iraq

A former GW professor of history and political science cautioned a GW audience Monday that the United Nation’s sanctions on Iraq are harming the Iraqi people and not Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s regime. Edmund Ghareeb, now a professor at American University, said the U.N. sanctions prohibiting the importation of food and medical supplies to Iraq […]

SEAS professor discusses policy of Internet self-government

School of Engineering and Applied Science Professor C. Dianne Martin said in a lecture Monday that people will not confidently use services such as electronic commerce and online banking until the Internet is regarded as an actual place. The Internet, and especially the World Wide Web, is a burgeoning medium of learning, commerce, personal communication, […]

PB prepares to `unite’ students with weeklong celebration

The Program Board will sponsor Unity Week March 8-12 for the first time in two years in an attempt to unite GW’s diverse campus. Ni-Cheng Liang, PB multicultural affairs chair, said she does not know why the event was not held the last two years but is optimistic about this year’s turnout. She said the […]

GW political groups avoid debate on trial

The University’s political groups have maintained decorum in the past few weeks, choosing not to debate publicly the impeachment trial of President Clinton. College Republican Chairman Jared Hosid and College Democrats President Marc Shaller said their organizations have avoided direct debate about impeachment because they said debating the issue is counterproductive. “It has been beaten […]

Students `Spin the Globe’ for diversity

The South Asian Society brought a message of cultural unity to the Marvin Center ballroom with its “Spin the Globe” program Saturday night. The multicultural reception featured native food, dance and attire from 12 different cultural groups. “It is a very good idea to bring people together like this,” said Aline Hitti, the Arab Student […]

Panel on stereotypes looks for solutions

A student panel on race and ethnicity issues and their effect on student interaction urged GW students to take more initiative to increase cross-cultural activities and cooperation. The panel – entitled “Race and Ethnicity: Does it Matter?” – discussed issues such as a lack of student attendance at events sponsored by campus multicultural groups. Angela […]

Student petition criticizes GW Hillel

A GW graduate student who says he is concerned that Hillel’s administration negatively affects attendance at Hillel programs is circulating a petition to urge a review of the center’s policies. The petition was circulated via e-mail by graduate student Marc Rosenberg, who said Jewish students have a general sense of apathy toward the programs Hillel […]

Dalai Lama advocates democracy, equality

The Dalai Lama did not need written notes or a translator to convey his message of compassion and nonviolence to a sold-out crowd at Lisner Auditorium Tuesday evening. Devoting himself to helping the Tibetan people regain their land from the Chinese, he encouraged audience members to have warm hearts and strong minds. “Go see Tibet […]