April 2, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 33

Stories from the April 2, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letters to the editor

Missing the point I am writing in response to the commentary on The Hatchet’s publication of “U.S. needs black holocaust museum” (“Vexed by vocabulary,” March 26, p.4). I would first like to say that I find it extremely sad the writer was so embroiled in the petty argument over the exact meanings of capitalism and […]


ARIES (March 22-April 21)You have been wanting to ask that girl/guy out in your lit class for months. This weekend you don’t have to think about it anymore. S/he has been feeling the same way and will ask you to out this weekend. Who said nice guys always finish last? TAURUS (April 22- May 21)All […]

Proposal could give Barry teaching post

Friends and supporters of D.C. Mayor Marion Barry (D) have established a fund to urge him to accept a visiting professorship with the consortium of universities in the metropolitan area, The Washington Post reported Sunday. But GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said GW does not have enough information to make a decision about whether it […]

Injustices proof of no God

(U-WIRE) LINCOLN, Neb. – When I was a young German (just picture me running through the Black Forest in my Lederhosen), I went to church just because it was what everybody did. Back then I made a list of questions I wanted to ask God if he ever appeared to me, as he did to […]

Testesbulg debuts as insane drunk

In what GW President Steven Testesbulg said was his acting debut, he admitted last week to playing Buddy Black, the alcoholic father, in John Formulaic Girsham’s The Rainmaker. “It really wasn’t that difficult,” Testesbulg said of his part. “I just replaced the Hollywood rum with some D.C. `water’ and ran with it.” Students were unaware […]

Jarofurine’s bald head center of controversy at GW

GW men’s basketball coach Ike Jarofurine has turned down head coaching offers from more than 200 Division I schools in order to pursue another job, president of the Hair Club for Men. “I think my smooth, shiny dome is the kind of look the company wants to push,” Jarofurine said while carefully polishing his head […]

Minority freefall

Results of the first year of affirmative action being excluded as an admissions consideration to schools in the University of California system are in. At the Berkeley campus, admission offers for next fall’s freshman class to black and Hispanic students have plummeted. Out of 8,000 students offered admission, 191 were black, down from 562 last […]

Hollywood focuseson SEX, not love

Everybody always wants to know who is in love with who in Hollywood. Let’s face it, there’s no such thing as love in Hollywood. It’s pure sex. So let’s talk about who is fucking who. At the premier for the re-release of Grease, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta couldn’t keep their hands off each other. […]

Screw the Ellipse!!!

We were wrong. Plain and simple. For months we railed against the University’s proposal to move Commencement from the Ellipse to the MCI Center. They listened and decided to keep it where it was. But now we realize we made a mistake. Commencement should be held at the MCI Center. It is the best location […]

Elliott dean welcomes student input

As dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs, I was most interested in the article about our undergraduate programs that appeared in your edition Thursday, March 26 (The GW Hatchet, “ESIA urged to extend curriculum,” p.1). The opinions of the students interviewed in the article were very timely and most welcome. We have recently […]