February 9, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 20

Stories from the February 9, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Homecoming issue sent right message on booze

Thank you for your coverage of the weekend events paralleling GW’s Homecoming celebration. Too often, Homecoming becomes synonymous with drinking until one cannot see straight. As manager of the Substance Abuse Prevention Center, I am pleased to see that GW students can be open-minded about their weekend activities and promote aspects of D.C. nightlife for […]

College Democrats, Socialsts counter KKK cries

As the clock hands neared 1:30 p.m., fathers raised children onto their shoulders. Those who had not already reached higher ground strained on tip-toe to catch a glimpse of the Klansmen. “Mommy says that they look like ghosts,” piped a young Caucasian girl seated on her fathers’ shoulders. Only an even row of dull, gray-brown […]

Black History Month is a sad necessity

EAST LANSING, Mich. – February. The shortest month of the year. It is also the month set aside to remind America that its history involves African Americans. Once every year, Americans need to be reminded that “white” isn’t the only right and that blacks are more than Puff Daddys and Michael Jordans. Even African Americans, […]

GW senior arrested protesting Klan

GW senior Chris Johnson was one of three people arrested for leaping over four-foot police barricades during Saturday’s anti-Ku Klux Klan rally in Annapolis. “I don’t do things halfway,” explained Johnson, an economics major. “I got caught up in the moment.” Johnson was arrested by Maryland state police and charged with disorderly conduct for failure […]

Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday

Next week the Board of Trustees will be voting on the proposed tuition increase for next year. Traditionally, when voting, the Trustees have had no major access to student views on the tuition issue or budget priorities. However, this year things will be different. The Student Association will host several members of the Board of […]

U.S. vulnerable to missile attack

Maybe President Clinton was weary from fighting off countless attacks on his character or from the strain of being marginalized in his second term, but his State of the Union address missed the mark on the most important issue facing the security of the United States in the near future and beyond. While the economy […]

Monumental victory

Students finally can rest assured the Ellipse Commencement tradition will continue – as will Monumental Celebration at Union Station. The final decision came Friday from the ultimate GW decision-maker, President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. After months of anxiety and heated debate, students can enjoy planning for the Commencement weekend they’d advocated. Both students and Trachtenberg deserve […]

Trachtenberg OKs Ellipse Commencement

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg accepted the Commencement Committee’s unanimous recommendation to keep the ceremony on the Ellipse this week in a letter to Committee chair John Jenkins, associate dean of the GW Law School. “Our students and others . in their shared enthusiasm, have made it seem indisputable that GW’s Commencement will be held […]

The Board meeting

This Wednesday, students will have the rare opportunity to interact with some of the people directly responsible for GW’s policies and direction. Members of the University’s Board of Trustees will attend a town hall meeting in the Marvin Center Ballroom at 9 p.m. The meeting is especially important because it comes two days before the […]

Students anticipate Ellipse ceremony

Definitive news Commencement will remain on the Ellipse for the foreseeable future is being met with enthusiasm, and a trace of skepticism, across campus. Many students said they are elated student input was taken seriously, but added that GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s decision only fulfills a University promise from recruitment brochures that read, “You […]