August 24, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 7

Stories from the August 24, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Foggy Bottom resident attacked

Intruders tied up and attempted to sexually assault an elderly Foggy Bottom resident in her F Streer home during a burglary early Wednesday morning, Metropolitan Police said. The 77-year-old victim, whose name is not being released because she was the victim of a sex crime, said the attack occurred while she was sleeping in her […]

Letters to the Editor

Access restricted The new Trustees’ Gate next to Gelman Library may look pretty, but it comes at the expense of disabled access. During construction, a stone wall was built blocking one of the two access ramps to the library. The remaining ramp is at the opposite end from the library doors and most of the […]

Stepped-up security greets returning students

Most GW students are taking in stride the possibility of living blocks away from potential terrorist targets. While security has been stepped up at federal buildings and monuments in recent days, students continue to move into residence halls and attend orientation sessions without much thought to concrete blockades and Secret Service patrols nearby. “There are […]

Target: D.C.? – Staff Editorial

GW promotional materials tout the University’s geographical proximity to the centers of American power – located five blocks from the White House, three blocks from the State Department, a short walk to Embassy Row. But after the launch of U.S. missiles against purported terrorist facilities in Sudan and Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden – newly designated […]

Thurston move-in comes off without a hitch

Freshmen arrived at Thurston Hall early Saturday morning prepared to face a hectic move-in day. And while the day was filled with the usual chaos and confusion – and even with construction that blocked off part of F Street – the process seemed more organized than in past years, upperclassmen said. The Community Living and […]

Return to Sender – Staff Editorial

The campus mail system was a mangled mess this summer. A myriad of confused employee practices and an incredible lack of communication among University offices left some students waiting hopelessly by their mailboxes for letters and magazines that will never be delivered. The situation is unacceptable. The University is responsible for the delivery of all […]

Clinton’s address leaves Americans scratching their heads

Last week the president gave a four-minute address to the nation that was supposed to explain his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Most pundits and analysts were predicting the president would issue a mea culpa and ask for the nation’s forgiveness. But instead of telling everyone exactly what happened with the former White House intern, he […]

News You Missed …

DOLE SPEAKS: Entertains crowd on Ellipse Former Sen. Bob Dole said he always dreamed of giving a major speech on the National Mall. But the keynote address at GW’s May 17 Commencement was not what he had in mind. “The way I imagined it, we were all standing a little closer to the Capitol,” Dole […]

Sliding Doors

College coaching positions often are like a revolving door – new coaches replace those who have moved on to better jobs or have presided over poorly performing programs. GW’s doors have been spinning at a rapid rate this summer. Ten new and promoted coaches will take over or assist varsity athletic programs this year. Much […]