January 29, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 17

Stories from the January 29, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

IRS lightens student tax burden

New guidelines released Jan. 16 by the Internal Revenue Service clear up a provision in the federal tax code that authorizes a tax exemption for students who regularly attend classes at the college or university where they are employed. The long-awaited clarification in federal law means students enrolled at least half time and employed by […]

GWU’s Asian students explore financial options

GW students hard hit by the Asian economic crisis are being offered relief by the University, though some are worried this aid will fall short of their needs. Tuition deferment and employment plans are among options being presented to students. Some Asian students are cutting their living expenses to meet the cost of GW tuition. […]

Closed tunnel delays Metro passengers

Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn Metro stations were evacuated Saturday while officials spent more than an hour investigating smoke rising from the tunnel between the two stations. Metropolitan Police shut down the tunnel around 12:30 p.m. while city firefighters looked for the cause of the smoke, said police Sgt. T. Haselden. The stations re-opened at 1:40 […]

Joint Elections Committee to draft rules by Friday

The Joint Elections Committee’s three final members were appointed Tuesday, leaving the nine-member committee three days to draft its rules for this year’s campus elections. The Student Association Senate approved Andrew Lewis, Kevin Burkett and Jonathan Skrmetti as President Kuyomars “Q” Golparvar’s appointments to the committee. Last week, the Marvin Center Governing Board and the […]

Homecoming ’98

This weekend is Homecoming. For the first time in recent years, Homecoming will not be overshadowed by a University-run event. Last year it was the Inaugural Ball; the year before was the 175th Anniversary. This year will be students’ chance to show everyone what kind of show they can put on. Events target everyone this […]

SA seeks to fill grad student gap

The recent departure of an overworked graduate Student Association senator means the Senate must once again search for a graduate student interested in the position. Finding graduate students to fill Senate seats has become an annual battle in the SA and the current search already has been on for several months. The resignation of former […]

Opportunity lost

Tuesday night’s State of the Union address by President Clinton was a long and rambling oratory about dozens of new policy aims, goals and ideas. The speech lurched from brief mentions on everything from education and Iraq, to the economy and sending John Glenn back to space. In the end, so much was said that […]

Spring break trip highlights service

College students across the nation will flock to the beach for spring break, but some GW students and faculty will head to the shore for a different reason – to perform community service in coastal South Carolina. Sixteen students and two faculty members will spend spring break on South Carolina’s Sea Islands as part of […]

Letters to the Editor

Illogical logic I am appalled by the take presented of people with special needs in the “No ticket to ride” letter to the editor in The GW Hatchet Jan. 20 (p.4). In his letter, the writer readily exposed his ignorance by stating, “If Casey Martin really has what it takes to play professional golf, he […]