April 27, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 40

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

Africana studies

After years of being regulated to the sidelines, the Africana studies program finally is getting the University’s attention. The Columbian School this week hired James Miller as director of Africana studies. This appointment comes after grassroots efforts by the Black People’s Union and the Organization of African Students. The two groups jointly lobbied the Columbian […]

GW student breaks into film industry with short comedy

It must run in the family. His brother is in the graduate film program at the University of Southern California. His cousin is award-winning director Barry Levinson. Now Ben Rubin is proving some talented family blood circulates through his veins, too. Rubin has produced, directed and starred in his first film project, a 30-minute comedy, […]

Pure racism

As a George Washington University student for four years, I have never experienced overt racism at this campus. However, on April 21, I had the rude awakening in the form of the April edition of the campus publication Protest THIS! On page seven of the issue, a fictitious ad coined after MasterCard appeared in the […]

Amos’ sexy style, talent shine at 9:30 Club concert

It’s hard to complain much about a concert when the feature of it is Tori Amos. Her amazing talent and sexy style combine to make for quite an evening. The 9:30 Club show April 22, was a no-advance-tickets event with opener David Poe. It was sold out to a diverse crowd of avid Amos fans […]

Next year’s SA will be different

As we wind down one year and get ready to start anew May 1, I am taking the opportunity to give everyone an update from inside the Student Association. The colorful posters and annoying palm cards are now a distant memory. We are engulfed in the hard, if less visible, work of governing. This year’s […]

Jackson’s album explores musical genres from jazz to spiritual to rock

With the release of her self-titled album, Sherri Jackson hits all aspects of the musical spectrum. Her songs incorporate a multitude of styles – from alternative rock and ska, to smooth jazz and spiritual hymns. Jackson fans find themselves bouncing around and singing her songs out loud. On Sherri Jackson (Hybrid Recordings), the members of […]

SA leaders look back on advocacy and conflict

“Your Choice, Your Voice, Your SA” was the motto of this year’s Student Association, as Kuyomars “Q” Golparvar won the presidency on issues of change, diversity and advocacy. As the year draws to a close, Golparvar said he believes the SA has become the voice of the students. “I know the people who elected me […]

After four years, no regrets, only fond GW memories

In my four years at GW, I have held many different roles on campus, from being a member of the Thurston Hall Council to the Student Association. After four years of service in various capacities, I can honestly say I have loved all of it. I have no regrets. How many people do you know […]

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.” […]