April 20, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 38

Stories from the April 20, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Gelman houses last surviving copy of Bay of Pigs document

“We are out of ammo and fighting on the beach. Please send help. We cannot hold,” the Cuban exile commander begged in broken English over the radio. The date was April 16, 1961. Cuban dissidents, organized by the CIA, landed at the Bahia de los Cochinos on the southern coast of Cuba. The Cubans were […]

Bob Dole agrees to speak at GW Commencement

Former Senate majority leader and 1996 presidential candidate Bob Dole will deliver the keynote address at the 1998 Commencement Ceremony. During a breakfast reception at the F Street Club Saturday, which included several students from the School of Media and Public Affairs, Dole surprised his guests by posing the question, “So, what should I talk […]

Yeide wins teaching prize

Professor Harry Yeide, “god of ethics” according to one of his students, was awarded the 1998 Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Teaching Award Friday during a ceremony celebrating Excellence in Teaching Day. “I never thought I could be the recipient of such a prize,” said Yeide, a religion professor. “It really feels good.” Yeide was one […]

Trachtenberg keeps student concerns in mind

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg doesn’t need to be reminded that his University’s tuition is high. He knows it. But just in case, he gets frequent not-so-friendly reminders from students and parents who say they aren’t getting their money’s worth. “The truth is universities are expensive to run and the price that’s being charged is […]

Community-spirited students acknowledged

For some students, GW years are merely a springboard to hoped-for heights. Others get a little dirtier, a little richer in the soil – creating root systems to nourish the University and District communities. Some of these community-minded students were acknowledged during the 13th annual Excellence in Student Life Awards Thursday. Senior Rusty Stahl received […]

News Briefs

RHA to work on noise deterrent proposals RHA representatives will meet with administrators Wednesday to finalize a proposal to restrict construction in residence halls undergoing technology upgrades during reading and final exams weeks. They also will look into alternative study spaces for students during that time. A preliminary compromise was reached at the RHA meeting […]

SJT lunches with students

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg had lunch with more than 20 students Thursday afternoon as part of his day set aside to shadow SA President Kuyomars “Q” Golparvar. “The interactions were really positive and really good,” Golparvar said. “(Trachtenberg) was genuinely interested in what they were doing.” Golparvar said a major goal for the day […]

Seniors branch out with GW degrees

When the celebration ends after Commencement this May, graduating seniors will face the daunting task of determining what the future holds for them. From GW, paths lead in many directions – to graduate school, the workforce and overseas. A 1997 Career Center study found 63.3 percent of graduating seniors planned to seek employment after graduation. […]

SA postures for student influence in ANC elections

The Student Association is registering students to vote in next year’s D.C. elections, and urging them to run for seats on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission. Adam Siple, who is spearheading the SA’s “GW Votes” campaign, said preliminary programs already have made 50 additional students eligible to vote in elections this November. “The primary focus is […]