August 27, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 8

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

Legislation could force GW to nix Social Security IDs

A bill on Capitol Hill could prevent universities from using a student’s Social Security number as an identification number. The Personal Information Privacy Act introduced last year by U.S. Rep. Jerry Kleczka (D-Wis.) would amend the Social Security Act to prohibit the commercial use of Social Security numbers without an owner’s written consent. The bill […]

Students on the ANC – Staff Editorial

When the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission holds its elections, its seems some incumbents have the luxury of coasting to re-election without breaking a sweat. But this year, some new faces have thrown their hats into the race for spots on the neighborhood governing board. A little variety makes for a good exercise in democracy, but […]

Bookstore control – Staff Editorial

For years, students have walked into the GW Bookstore and been faced with incredibly high textbook prices and service that was less than stellar, until this semester. But this year, students have several alternatives to the GW Bookstore, and Bookstore officials are not too happy about it. A variety of online bookstores –,, […]

Familiar disasters, unfamiliar hopes

It’s a human pattern we’re reminded of each time there’s an accident on a major highway. The “rubberneckers” slow down to be sure they see the smashed metal and glass and possibly some puddles of blood. Tomorrow’s newspapers will label the event a “tragedy,” and it does, in its own way, carry us back to […]

Lidster returns to GW as men’s soccer coach

For GW men’s soccer coach George Lidster, last season was supposed to be a lot like his previous 10 with the Colonials. It turned out to be anything but the expected. Lidster will coach his first Colonial soccer game since November 1996 when GW faces James Madison University Saturday. The men’s soccer coach was unable […]

Upcoming Games

MS- men’s soccer*exhibition Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: no games scheduled Saturday: MS at JMU* Sunday: no games scheduled

Bell Hall fire forces class cancellations

Students attending their third day of classes were evacuated Wednesday afternoon from five academic buildings when an electrical fire broke out in the basement of Bell Hall. “We found the problem before it got out of control,” said Lt. Jim Carpenter, of D.C. Fire Department’s Engine 23. “It was a small electrical fire but with […]

GW trainer joins WNBA’s Mystics

With the game tied and a little over a minute left in a thrilling battle against the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, Washington Mystics’ star shooting guard Nikki McCray lands awkwardly after being fouled on her way to the basket. The near sellout crowd of 18,923 previously ecstatic fans falls silent. Trainer Jackie Jenkins jogs onto […]

A Running Start

Ed Meinert attends Advisory Neighborhood Commission meetings, and doesn’t like what he sees. “They’re pretty haphazard – there’s all this bickering,” he said. “They’re pretty disorganized, I think I can make the board more efficient.” GW juniors Alan Elias, Steven Mandelbaum and Meinert are out to fix an organization they say is “broken”; they’re running […]

The Bar Belle

Bar: Chief Ike’s Mambo Room Where: 1725 Columbia Rd. NW, Adams Morgan Crowd: Mostly twentysomethings Getting in: They usually ID after 10 p.m. on weekends Prices: $3 cover after 10 p.m. on weekends, average drink prices Food: No one goes there to eat Dancing: Lots!! Pick-ups: None to speak of Pluses: Good music, good groovin’ […]