April 27, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 40

Stories from the April 27, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students win battle to hire new director of Africana Studies

The Africana Studies program has stumbled over problems from canceled classes to lack of student enrollment during its four years at GW. But with the hiring of a new director last week, interested students said they hope the program will receive a needed forward push. “Because the program did not have a director, it was […]

Thoughts on the way to the door

It’s getting awfully crowded around here. Last night, I looked up from the computer and saw the office filled with trainees, chattering away about their new jobs, their plans for next year. “Lee, do you get the feeling this isn’t our office anymore?” I asked. “Yes,” she agreed ruefully. “It’s time for us to go.” […]

Students express outrage about fake ads in newspaper

The Black People’s Union and Asian Student Alliance will hold a Rally Against Racism Monday to denounce fake advertisements in a recent edition of the campus satirical newspaper Protest THIS! “Various student organizations have contacted me offended with the remarks made in the paper,” said Kuyomars “Q” Golparvar, Student Association president. BPU members were angered […]

The people who made everything worthwhile

We first met while hanging out in front of Thurston that first week of school. Though we didn’t become best friends until years later, I value your friendship immensely and remind myself it’s better late than never. Who could ask for a better playmate? We could be found wandering around campus at 1 a.m., me […]

News Breifs

Festival of the Arts program unites GW groups In an exotic ballet of traditional Afro-Brazilian martial arts, the Capoeira Angola Club ushered in the first-ever Festival of the Arts program on the Quad Saturday. The Festival of the Arts, organized by Student Activities Center student assistant Jenna Harju, was an attempt to present all of […]

Finding love and life in three years

I’ve never really been a big advocate of GW. But I’m not one of those angst-ridden students who hates that I ended up here instead of Georgetown. I transferred here as a sophomore from the tiny college Westminster. Maybe that’s why I don’t hate GW. I’ve actually experienced something else, and I know that, though […]

Survey shows lack of diversity among GW full-time faculty

GW faculty members must demand changes in minority hiring after a report revealed the University has problems retaining minority and female faculty, said Bernice R. Sandler, senior scholar in residence for the National Association for Women in Education. Sandler was the keynote speaker Wednesday at “Voicing Your Thoughts to Shape Future Initiatives” at the GW […]

Divinely inspired years

First and foremost, I’d like to thank God, for giving me the courage, strength and will to go on. Second, I’d like to thank my mother for her guidance and encouragement. Thank you so much for keeping me on the right track Mommy. Grandma you are my rock, the solid foundation on which I stand. […]

NAACP leader starts GW labor teach-in

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Chairman Julian Bond followed in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr. Friday and joined forces with the labor unions to kick off an all-weekend labor teach-in at GW. The event, Democracy and the Right to Organize, has reached 30 campuses since 1996. The weekend served as […]

Dancing up a storm with friends

As The Hatchet’s managing editor, my biggest job is reading all stories we print. I muse over verb choice and make sure we don’t get sued. I have a favorite punctuation mark – the long dash. I chisel away excess words and am agitated by misused prepositions. I occasionally rework leads, or return stories to […]