July 13, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 5

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

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 […]

The difficulty with history’s truths

(U-WIRE) EAST LANSING, Mich. – To avoid controversy, a Grand Rapids museum recently agreed to leave out an important part of history in a World War I exhibit. The Gerald R. Ford Museum pulled a painting by Adolf Hitler from its exhibit, “The Great War: World War I and the American Century,” after a message […]