March 5, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 27

Stories from the March 5, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Falling concrete limits Marvin Center access

University officials closed the Marvin Center’s H Street entrance earlier this week after chunks of concrete fell from the building’s fifth floor window ledges. Administrators said the immediate structural damage should be repaired this week, but the incident has raised concern about delayed plans for renovation of the 28-year-old student center. A $20 million, two-and-a-half-year […]


PISCES (Feb. 22-March 21)Never before have you been in such deep doo doo. Calm down. There’s no way you’re going to stop this freight train from hitting you. No sense in worrying now. ARIES (March 22-April 21)This weekend is your last in town before break. Well think again because your check bounced, and none of […]

Committee to revamp sex crime policy

A University subcommittee was created Friday to reexamine GW’s definition of sexual offenses and to reassess the sanctions it imposes against students who commit sex-related crimes on campus. The creation of the new subcommittee – an off-shoot of the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students – is the culmination of a year filled with research […]

Ruling may stunt NIH membership

A Supreme Court ruling last week could prevent GW students from opening accounts at the National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union in the future. The Court ruled Feb. 25 that credit unions historically have misinterpreted a 1934 law that allowed them to offer membership to groups with a “common bond” such as occupation, association […]

Goodwin shares two great loves

In an anecdote-filled lecture, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and educator Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke of her two loves – baseball and history. Goodwin, who has written biographies of Lyndon Johnson, the Fitzgeralds, the Kennedys and Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, spoke Tuesday to about 150 people in the Marvin Center Ballroom as part of the GW Laureate […]

Nathanson slides into PB top spot

No video game grudge match will decide who leads Program Board as its executive chair next year. Brian Nathanson edged Mike Jewsbury for PB’s top spot, winning 49.95 percent of the vote to Jewsbury’s 48.85 percent. Only 20 votes separated the two candidates. “We knew it was going to be close, but I didn’t think […]

Voters say they never saw referenda

Two ballot referenda amending the Student Association constitution passed in campus elections this week. But many students said all voters were not given the ballot questions. A referendum to change sections of the SA constitution to match the revised Joint Elections Committee charter passed 396-157. The other question, which will change “National Law Center” to […]

Elections pull in 2,858 voters

In an election that saw even an H Street pretzel vendor receive six votes for Student Association president, voter turnout was “very, very good,” said Joint Elections Committee Chair Terry Goddard. Voter turnout was estimated at 2,858, exceeding last year’s count – then the highest since 1989 – by almost 200 students. “We weren’t expecting […]

Letters to the editor

Not simple PC I have followed with interest the recent opinion pieces on student attitudes toward same-sex marriage. As always, pleas for tolerance mingle with dislike of “political correctness.” The debate goes on. Welcome to my world: I’m one of GW’s few “out,” lesbian professors. According to my student evaluations, I’m a good professor and […]

The death of trees and day-planners

Before I start my column, I’d like everyone to participate in a moment of silence out of respect for trees that lost their lives in the name of SA elections. Thank you. Don’t you love those elections? For several days, we are transformed into the same type of people who stand outside J Street distributing […]