November 6, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 5

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

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 […]

Ngongba, Iturbe shine in opening exhibition win

If Monday’s 79-74 exhibition win over Court Authority is any indication, the GW men’s basketball team has solved its problem at power forward, as freshmen Pat Ngongba and Antxon Iturbe both turned in solid performances in their college basketball debuts. Ngongba and Iturbe each scored 12 points, leading five Colonials in double figures, as GW […]

The joys and fright of Halloween

Isn’t Halloween grand? What other holiday lets you dress like a freak, eat massive amounts of hardened sugar and get away with committing random acts of vandalism? I mean, besides every other day of your life. Let’s focus on my favorite subject, though. CANDY. Gotta love candy. Candy is sorta like a drug – it […]

Colonial women set to compete in A-10 tourney

The GW women’s soccer team will find itself in a familiar position with a different twist this weekend. The Colonial women (12-5-2, 9-2 A-10) will be returning to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Friday, when they will play Xavier on the Musketeers’ home field. Between GW and the A-10 title once again stands Massachusetts, the team […]

Network down

“We didn’t have a specific plan at the time, so we had to go by `rule of thumb’. ” This statement by GW Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz sums up what many students believe is the motto guiding GW’s administration. It was used to explain why the University still does not have a coherent […]