January 29, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 17

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

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 […]

Time to finally end bilingual education

(U-WIRE) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – It is time to end bilingual education in America. This is a system that originally was intended to be temporary until students gained fluency in English, but it has evolved into a much larger and more dangerous program. Students are segregated and taught almost entirely in a language other than English, […]

GW women defeat George Mason

Exhausted from a two-game road trip, the GW women’s basketball team made up for poor shooting with strong defensive play to escape with a 55-39 victory against George Mason University Monday. Continuing their unusual sub-par play at home, the Colonial women (12-6, 6-2 Atlantic 10) shot a dismal 33 percent for the game and hit […]