December 4, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 11

Stories from the December 4, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Online essays: Cheating in the Information Age

The deadline is a few short days away. The assignment: a 10-page paper analyzing the roots of the Weimar Republic’s failure. So far, the computer screen is blank. After weeks of procrastinating, what can an enterprising student do? Grab a credit card, log onto the Internet and download a sample essay from a “cybercheating” site. […]

SA surveys campus lighting

A new Student Association initiative is aiming to identify areas on campus that lack adequate lighting and locations where existing fixtures need repair. The goal of the campus lighting project is to identify lighting fixtures on campus that need repair and to look at areas that could use more light. The results will be collected […]

L Street Safeway to close its doors

Safeway’s Townhouse supermarket at 21st and L streets is scheduled to close by the end of the year. The store, one of few supermarkets in the area that serves GW students, will be replaced by a CVS pharmacy. Several CVS stores are within walking distance of campus, but the only other options for grocery shopping […]

Senate absenteeism postpones two votes

The Student Association Senate delayed votes on two changes to its bylaws because not enough senators were present at the last meeting of the semester Tuesday. The bills, a bylaw that would create the Tuition Action Commission and an amendment to the bylaw that lays out the Senate allocation process, are expected be brought to […]

News Briefs

JIN introduces students to Japanese culture The Japanese Intercultural Network held a study break Tuesday at the Marvin Center to give members a breather from the stress of final exams and to introduce students to Japanese culture. “The Japanese culture is very complex,” said senior Jennifer Ries, vice president of the organization. “We are trying […]


The story “Religion Month `lights the way’ ” in the Nov. 24 issue should not have identified Hillel as a sponsor of Helen Luksenburg’s speech or the trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum trip. Also, the story should not have said that “Missionary Impossible” was a discussion about how Jewish people should pass their faith […]

CSAS looks to change advising program

In an effort to give students better direction for their studies, faculty members and students are working to improve the undergraduate advising system in the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences. “There have always been problems with advising, but now there’s motivation to change it,” said Student Association undergraduate Sen. Carrie Potter (at large), chair […]

Time keeps ticking on Iran’s nukes

Tick … tock. By the time this year’s senior class graduates in the spring, Iran, the world’s largest sponsor of international terrorism, could possess an advanced missile program capable of wreaking havoc on its targets. While Iran already does have a missile program, the concern is that the range of these missiles will increase to […]

Letters to the Editor

Financial confusion The GW Hatchet’s front page article “Student Association redefines group funding” Nov. 17 contained several inaccuracies and misrepresentations. The Commission for Responsible Financial Allocation was created three months ago by SA Executive Vice President Tony Sayegh, who appointed the commission members and scheduled them to begin work following fall allocations in mid-October. Instead […]