December 4, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 11

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

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 […]

A permanent solution to the Saddam problem

The brewing crisis in the Gulf, the byproduct of the failure of the Bush Administration to liberate Iraq as well as Kuwait, could be the defining moment of the Clinton presidency. More important than fund-raising scandals, sexual harassment allegations and Whitewater, Clinton’s true legacy, which in the area of foreign policy has in the past […]

Pollin’s palace

Lately, the MCI Center has been at the fore of GW students’ minds. The question of where Commencement will be held continues to frustrate and worry students. Our views about Commencement are still the same – the Ellipse tradition should continue. But we too can appreciate the importance of the new MCI Center to the […]

SA will lead the fight for GW students’ tuition concerns

Conventional wisdom says that on the tuition issue, everyone loses. The students never get what they want (more value for their tuition dollar), while administrators appears to be greedy businessmen bent on squeezing every dollar out of students. The facts support this: Tuition has increased 28 percent during the last six years, and the mysterious […]

GWU falls to AU, splits in California

After falling to North Carolina State University and the University of California-Santa Barbara, the Colonial women (2-3) had lost two consecutive games for the first time in almost a year. The last time GW suffered back-to-back defeats was in early December of last season, when GW dropped games on the road to George Mason University […]