November 6, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 5

Stories from the November 6, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Pi Kappa Alpha suspended

The GW chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was suspended by the University until 2001 after an investigation this week into the hospitalization of a pledge, according to a letter from GW administrators to the Interfraternity Council. The suspension came after the fraternity was disciplined last winter after an incident in which pledges were […]

Bar Belle

Bar: Old GloryWhere: 3139 M Street Crowd: 30-35Getting in: Really do need to be 21Prices: A little priceyFood: It’s really goodDancing: NonePick-ups: None for younger college studentsPluses: Near campusMinuses: The crowd Being carded at the door feels more like a strip search, not simply a presentation of an ID. The bar is packed after peak […]

Alumni unveil credit card

The University’s Alumni Association joined with MBNA America Bank this year to offer students a GW Alumni Association MasterCard. The credit card offers students a credit line of up to $5,000, a no finance charge option on new purchases, low minimum monthly payments and no annual fee. Marie Steeves, director of alumni benefits and services, […]

Entertainment Listings

MOVIES AMC Courthouse 82150 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA(703) 998-4AMC The Full Monty (R)Fri. 2:00, 5:30, 8:15, 10:30Sat. 2:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:15Sun.-Mon. 2:00, 5:30, 8:15, 10:15Tue.-Thur. 5:45, 8:15, 10:15 The Man Who Knew Too Little (PG)Sat. 8:00 L.A. Confidential (R)Fri.-Sat. 5:15, 10:45Sun.-Mon. 4:45, 10:30Tue.-Thur. 7:45 Starship Troopers (R)Fri. 2:00, 5:00, 7:30, 10:30Sat. 1:45, 4:45, 7:30, 10:30Sun.-Mon. […]

Letters to the Editor

Commencement gripes I would like to address the following response to President Trachtenberg and anybody else thinking about moving Commencement to somewhere other than the Ellipse. GW seniors have suffered through the exorbitantly high prices for tuition and books for four years. Most of us have had the pleasure of being robbed our first few […]

GW reviews TA training

A reaccreditation team visiting campus last month stressed the importance of careful selection and training of GW’s almost 400 graduate teaching assistants, employed by GW to run discussion sessions, conduct labs and prepare students for exams. In its review of undergraduate education at GW, the team of administrators from other universities suggested that “if there […]

SA Senate showed democracy at work

At the last Student Association meeting (Oct. 29), a wonderful thing occurred. It is called a representative democracy. As I hope you have already read, a vote about Homecoming funding came up and everything hit the fan. What I saw was to some degree the best meeting I have seen in a long time. For […]

University explores priorities in push for technology

In an effort to execute its ambitious plans to upgrade on-campus technology, GW may be forced to rethink its priorities by re-evaluating individual programs and projects. The findings of a reaccreditation team that visited campus in October report that GW’s planned initiatives for improving information technology are positive steps toward a more connected campus, but […]

Effects of Prop 209

The Supreme Court has ruled that California’s Proposition 209, which banned affirmative action in state hiring and academic admissions, was constitutional. By doing so, it has basically given the green light to 26 other states that are in the process of developing Proposition 209-inspired referenda. Affirmative action is one of the most emotional and hotly […]

Clinton to speak on campus Monday

President Clinton will discuss hate crimes at a conference in the Marvin Center Theater Monday, according to Mike Freedman, GW’s director of public affairs. The White House Conference on Hate Crimes, hosted by the president, will feature speeches by Clinton and several Cabinet members, Freedman said. Clinton is expected to address the conference at 11:30 […]