November 17, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 8

Stories from the November 17, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Muddy Waters Tribute brings back memories

Music and ambiance collided to create a 1940s, deep South, juke-joint aura as The Muddy Waters Tribute Band played at Wolf Trap Nov. 13. The venue, the Wolf Trap’s “Barn”, is a gutted, rustic barn equipped with a simple stage. The stripped-down electric blues of Waters’ former bandmates seemed at home here. Drawling out lyrics […]

Kalb Report uncovers deceptive journalism

Six panelists discussed truth in reporting during the Kalb Report’s series on the ethics of journalism at the National Press Club Friday. The panelists and host Marvin Kalb discussed journalists taking deceitful measures to get a story. “Is journalism always expected to tell the truth when getting a story?” asked Kalb, former chief diplomatic correspondent […]

Letters to the Editor

Freedom of speech I am writing in reference to the letter to the editor “Know what you’re saying” (The GW Hatchet, Nov. 13, p.4 ) in which the writer castigates GW Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz for his use of the term “rule of thumb.” The writer seems to feel that Katz somehow has […]

Recruitment brochures plug GW – What really happens here?

As a senior at Windsor-Plainsboro High School in central New Jersey, Kim McCaughey had to choose the site for her post-secondary education. It was a tricky choice; buried somewhere in the shiny heap of college brochures was the right school for her, but how would she find it? “You wouldn’t believe it. My mail box […]

Greeks and GW

At GW, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Pi Kappa Alpha and Phi Sigma Kappa fraternities exist without University recognition. As long as these fraternities’ national chapters do not revoke their local charters, they can exist indefinitely. What is the point of being recognized by GW if no compelling benefits exist for fraternities, while recognized groups are […]

Fraternities challenge University recognition

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Sigma Kappa and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternities exist at GW despite being unrecognized by the University, raising concerns about the University’s system of disciplining Greek-letter organizations. Though recognition carries with it benefits of University support and structure, it also is loaded with University regulation. Unrecognized fraternities are barred from events […]

Colonials down Delaware, Howard to take Classic

GW men’s basketball head coach Mike Jarvis said he hopes the sixth-annual Red Auerbach Colonial Classic was a learning experience for his Colonials, who escaped as tournament champions by topping a resilient University of Delaware team 84-79 Saturday. Jarvis said his team underestimated the Blue Hens and that he hopes GW players learned they cannot […]

SASS shows support for Greek life

Robert Chernak, vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, met with the presidents of recognized fraternities and sororities Friday in response to the alcohol-related hospitalization of a Pi Kappa Alpha pledge. Prior to the Pi Kappa Alpha incident, GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg met with presidents of Greek-letter organizations to address the hazing-related deaths […]

SA redefines group funding

The Student Association has created a finance reform commission to ensure proper allocation of funds to student groups. Commission members said this effort evolved because students must understand how their tuition dollars are distributed. The commission will “find a better method of appropriating funds to student organizations” and “investigate and inform students to where their […]

Green U improves GW recycling

GW’s Green University informed students about the importance of recycling at their first GW Recycles Day, modeled after America Recycles Day, on the Quad Saturday. “One of the main purposes of today is dispensing important information. Our main goal is to increase the efficiency of GW’s system and to let people know that they can […]