April 13, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 36

Stories from the April 13, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Race relations forum follows Clinton agenda

About 30 students, mostly members of Greek-letter organizations, gathered for a Greek town hall meeting Wednesday to discuss President Clinton’s initiative on race. “Clinton called for communities and campuses to have a dialog on race, not a debate,” said Melvin Brock, interim director of the Multicultural Student Services Center, who read from the White House […]

Neilson takes reigns of Hatchet

The GW Hatchet’s news editor Becky Neilson will lead the paper next year as its editor in chief. Neilson was elected by Hatchet editors March 28. She is expected to be confirmed by The Hatchet’s Board of Directors later this month. “I’m definitely hoping to continue a tradition of covering student activities on campus and […]


The article “D.C. schools ax Barry hiring plan” (The GW Hatchet, April 9, 1998, p.1) should have made clear that despite The Washington Post’s report that GW is among area universities considering Mayor Marion Barry for as teaching post, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said GW will not consider such a move unless approached again […]

Colonials sweep series with Dayton

After the GW baseball team equaled its win total from 1996-’97 last week, the team made another statement this weekend. The Colonials completed a three-game sweep of Dayton at Barcroft Park Sunday afternoon to take sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 Conference’s West Division. “This is a huge weekend for us,” head […]

Battling Gelman

In the April 9 issue of The Hatchet, University Librarian Jack Siggins stated that Gelman is “working hard to try to find out what improvements students want”(“Gelman sets sights on customer service,” p.2). Gelman could start by taking responsibility for its own actions. Last week I lost a four-month battle with Gelman over a book […]

Nixing Barry deal is short-sighted

So D.C. Mayor Marion Barry may or may not become a visiting professor at several local universities. For about two decades, Barry has personified the District. When he is at his best, it seems the city’s future is starting to look rosy again. When he is down and out, so is Washington. Yet some argue […]

Letters to the Editor

MVC FYI We want to express our concern regarding the reference to Mount Vernon College students in The Hatchet’s April Fool’s editorial, “Screw the Ellipse!,” (p.4). The reference to Mount Vernon College students as, “our bitches” was offensive, disturbing and grossly inappropriate. The Hatchet’s response thus far has been to indicate that the editorial, like […]

Waxing nostalgic about Camden Yards

I have discovered my true calling in life: I will sell peanuts for a living at Camden Yards. Okay, so it’s not completely economically feasible, but my grasp on reality is weakening as graduation looms larger in my future. Since I am in the denial phase, I will now cease talking about the G-word all […]

Some choices for continuing my legacy, plus my Gospel

Did you see the ad last week? The GW Hatchet is taking applications for a replacement page two columnist. I am, after all, hopefully graduating and being upsized from this job. So in order to help the new editorial board make its decision about my replacement, I conducted some interviews this week with various campus […]

Dawn in Ireland

The wave of Troubles that began in Ireland in 1968 may now be nearing its end. Last week, fittingly enough on Good Friday, negotiations between British and Irish, Catholic and Protestant politicians ended successfully with an agreement all major parties supported. An agreement has been ironed out between the parties whose hatred of each other […]