July 13, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 5

Stories from the July 13, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Sigma Chi suspended for hosting CI party

GW suspended the Sigma Chi fraternity last week for holding a party during Colonial Inauguration in violation of University policy, GW administrators said. Sigma Chi’s GW chapter received a one-year suspension, during which it will be not be recognized by the University as an “on-campus” fraternity. The chapter still is awaiting word from its international […]

Reagan National could service West Coast

GW students from the West Coast may soon be able to fly home from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport instead of departing from two other D.C. area airports that are farther from the city. Legislation approved Thursday by the Senate Commerce Committee could add 24 new takeoff and landing slots between 7 a.m. and 9:59 […]

Peres calls for Mideast peace

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, a major player in the Middle East peace process, addressed the prospects for peace in the region when he accepted the GW President’s Medal last month. The Nobel Peace Prize winner discussed the contentious situation between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization in his speech at the June 26 […]

SASS shifts structure after key personnel leave

Less than a year after the reorganization of the University’s student services division, the departure of several administrators has meant further modifications to the division’s structure. GW’s Student and Academic Support Services division oversees housing, student organizations and judicial services. The personnel changes will mean shifting responsibilities for administrators within the division, said Robert Chernak, […]

Student assaulted in Lafayette Hall

A female resident of Lafayette Hall was assaulted by a male intruder June 29 between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., University Police said. The identity of the victim was not released, but residents of Lafayette Hall who asked not to be identified said the victim is a high school student living at GW for the […]

Residence halls get new phone numbers

The University is changing phone numbers in all residence hall rooms to provide students their own phone lines by the fall semester. The new 242 phone exchange, the first three numbers of the seven-digit phone number, became necessary with the University’s promise of a “phone per pillow,” said Ken Soper, director of telecommunications. The University […]

News Briefs

School violence prevention program names director GW faculty member Paul Kingery has been named director of the Hamilton Fish National Institute on School and Community Violence. The program, which tests the effectiveness of school violence prevention methods and develops strategies for reducing school violence, works within a consortium of seven universities. Kingery is on the […]

James Hormel and the hypocrisies of election-year Senate politics

Because the D.C. area is flooded with interns working hard to make the world safe for democracy one fax at a time, I am devoting this diatribe to the topic of James Hormel. Hormel was nominated months ago to serve as U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg. He was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 16-2. […]

Costly party – Staff editorial

In what has become a tradition at GW, another fraternity lost its University recognition earlier this summer after it violated both University and Interfraternity Council rules by throwing a party during Colonial Inauguration. Sigma Chi now is considered an “off-campus” fraternity after its members threw what they said was a “closed party” during the first […]

Journalistic lapses – Staff Editorial

It has been a rough summer for the journalism business. Each week brings with it a new media scandal – falsification of sources and quotes, gathering information through illegal means or completely false stories. Each new scandal only pushes journalism’s tattered reputation further into the gutter. A rundown of the past several months: Stephen Glass […]