April 27, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 40

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

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 […]

SASS says goodbye to three administrators

As three high-ranking employees prepare to leave Student and Academic Support Services, GW administrators are unsure how to replace the irreplaceable, said Robert Chernak, vice president for SASS. Ann Webster, SASS assistant vice president, and David McElveen, SASS associate director for campus life, will retire at the end of the semester. In addition, LeNorman Strong, […]

Letters to the Editor

THIS! isn’t for real Recently, the humor publication Protest THIS! came out with its third and final issue of the year. And while the issue was considered by many to have been our best effort to date, a great number of people have come forward to address how parts of the issue offended them. I […]

GW celebrates Israel’s 50th anniversary

Three GW student groups are hosting events to provoke thought and understanding of Israeli history and issues facing the country during Israel’s 50th anniversary celebration this month. The 50th anniversary committee was formed as a non-partisan coalition of the Student Alliance for Israel, the GW Friends of Israel and the Jewish Student Leadership Coalition. The […]

From California dreamin’ to D.C. reality

I always know when it is spring time in Foggy Bottom. It’s not just the beautiful cherry blossoms or the blue sky, but the countless STAR tour groups that circle the campus like clock work. You can’t miss them. In fact you can’t get around them. I always seem to be coming out of The […]

Eight people awarded for serving GW

The 1998 GW Award, one of the most prestigious honors bestowed on members of the GW community, will be awarded to a diverse group of eight students, faculty members and administrators at Commencement May 17. “I have never really thought of anything I’ve done at GW to be extraordinary,” said James Duncan, a senior majoring […]

Upcoming Games

Bbaseball Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: B at Towson State3 p.m. Wednesday: B at Maryland7 p.m. Thursday: no games scheduled

Kudos, coda and some Billy Joel

All good things have to come to an end, don’t they? I have been dreading this column for ages. Something about jamming four years of nostalgic memories into this small space, which got smaller when we started to advertise for replacements. My first idea for this column was to thank everyone who helped me learn […]

Women’s crew places second to UMass at A-10s

Before it traveled to Collingswood, N.J. for the Atlantic 10 Championships, the GW women’s crew team hoped to surprise league-power and fifth-ranked Massachusetts and win the title, Coach Steve Peterson said. “(UMass) had a couple of rough meets going in, and we were hoping to surprise them. We were up against a giant and in […]