April 23, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 39

Stories from the April 23, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Arab, Israeli groups celebrate coexistence

Ramzi Dalbah set up a lunch of baklava desserts and kibbeh meatballs on the Quad Tuesday in preparation for a meeting he never thought he’d have. With floating Arabic music in the background, Arab Students Association President Dalbah shook hands for the first time with Student Alliance for Israel President Scott Wasserman. They met only […]

Trachtenberg sees bright future

Rumor has it GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will leave the University’s top office any day now. Rumor has it he’s waiting to be appointed secretary of education. Rumor has it he wants to be president of an Ivy League school. Trachtenberg says people shouldn’t believe everything they hear. “I don’t know where these rumors […]

Baseball team wins two more games

After completing a three-game sweep of La Salle Monday, the GW baseball team split two non-conference games this week and is preparing for an important weekend series with Xavier. GW (29-14) could ensure itself a spot in the Atlantic 10 Championship with two wins against Xavier at Barcroft Park. GW Coach Tom Walter said the […]

Grad schools lure fewer applicants

Applications to GW graduate schools are down 18 percent from last year, but administrators said they are optimistic numbers will increase and ward off University-wide budget cuts. Sigelman said the University has received 6,605 applications to its graduate schools as of April 10, a drop of more than 1,100 from last year’s 7,770 applications. GW […]

Upcoming Games

B-baseballC-crewG-golf(DH)-doubleheader*-women, at Collingswood, N.J. Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: no games scheduled Saturday: B vs. Xavier (DH)-12 p.m.C at A-10 Champ.*-9 a.m.G at PSU Tournament Sunday: B vs. Xavier-12 p.m.G at PSU Tournament

Exhibit celebrates broadcast history

A life-sized replica of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivering one of his “Fireside Chats” is among the artifacts of broadcast history being displayed in an exhibit in the Marvin Center’s Colonnade Gallery. The “Washington’s Broadcast Legacy” exhibit, which opened Monday, cements a years-long collaboration between the Radio History Society and the GW School of […]

Soccer coach leaves GW

When the GW women’s soccer team steps on the field for its first game next season, it will be without its head coach of the past seven seasons. Coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski resigned her position at GW last week to become the head coach of the United States under-18 women’s national team. Her assistant for the […]

Greek-letter organizations promote community service

On campuses across the nation, philanthropy has become a keyword among fraternities and sororities. Projects like the Interfraternity Council’s month-long clothing drive exemplify the energy Greek-letter organizations have put into community service on GW’s campus, said Brandon Moss, IFC vice president for programming. Wednesday’s clothing drop-off on the Quad marked the finale of the IFC […]

El Salvadoran senior ponders education the presidency and Mom

Cynics have spoken of late about the death of the American dream. These days, it’s impossible to achieve, they complain. Nobody really wants to work for it, others say. Apparently, these naysayers haven’t met senior Hugo Alfaro. When he was five years old, Alfaro immigrated to the United States from El Salvador with his mother […]