May 18, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 2

Stories from the May 18, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Gender discrimination case settled

A sexual discrimination suit brought against the University and an associate dean has been settled out of court, GW Director of Public Affairs Mike Freedman said. Former international communications Professor Eileen Mahoney sued the University and Columbian School of Arts and Sciences Dean Christopher Sterling, claiming the school denied her tenure in 1995 because of […]

SA EVPs argue over expenses after $7,000 Senate reception

Student Association Executive Vice President Jesse Strauss accused his predecessor, Tony Sayegh, of an inappropriate and possibly illegal use of SA funds after he threw a $7,000 party for SA members. “The event essentially was a reception for the Senate and a lot of members of the SA that were not recognized at the (official […]

Residence hall wiring disturbs students

Residence hall technology upgrades disrupted students during the final weeks of the semester, despite attempts by the administration to minimize the disturbance from construction, Residence Hall Association members said. Academic concerns induced the RHA executive board to withhold its endorsement of the University’s proposal to prevent installation of cable and Ethernet connections in residence hall […]

Commencement ’98

Sunday’s Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse was picture-perfect. Students’ long battle to keep the Ellipse tradition alive was rewarded as graduates and their families were treated to a well-planned ceremony on a sun-soaked Ellipse – more proof that Commencement should continue to be held in the backyard of the White House. The success of the […]

Money and the SA

You’ve got to hand it to last year’s Student Association Senate. The SA threw a party at the University Club to recognize members of the student government, but afterward, some people still felt their contributions were not properly acknowledged. So, to soothe hurt feelings, former Executive Vice President Tony Sayegh organized a second dinner for […]

Why the world is going to hell

I have come to a conclusion about where the world is headed. After much research and observation, I can safely say the world is going to hell. Nothing else could explain why things that were not thought possible a few years ago are now routine. First, how is it that the “Jerry Springer” show scrapes […]

See men chuckle at Seemann’s surname

(U-WIRE) EVANSTON, Ill. – Waylon Smithers, the gay sycophant of “The Simpsons,” once said, “I think women and seamen don’t mix.” His boss replied, “We know what you think.” Yes, I know what Smithers thinks. Similarly, I know what most people think when they hear my name. Something along the lines of, “No, really, what’s […]

GW baseball falls to Fordham in Atlantic 10 semifinal game

Coming into the season, few people would have predicted the GW baseball team would win the Atlantic 10 West Division and have a shot at winning the conference title. After one of the best seasons in the program’s history, few would have guessed the Colonials’ 1998 campaign would end abruptly with a drubbing by Fordham […]

Women’s crew wins Champion International Regatta

After struggling against Princeton and Georgetown universities May 2, the GW women’s crew team made a statement by bouncing back at the Champion International Regatta May 10. The women’s varsity eight boat won its class for the second year in a row to lead the team to the overall point trophy – the third consecutive […]

Dole imparts advice at Ellipse ceremony

Former Sen. Bob Dole said he always dreamed of giving a major speech on the National Mall. But Sunday’s GW Commencement address wasn’t what he had in mind. “The way I imagined it, we were all standing a little closer to the Capitol,” Dole told graduates and guests on the Ellipse. “And I was on […]