August 27, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 8

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

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’ […]

Fraternity receives warning from GW

The GW chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon received a letter from the University’s general counsel’s office this summer in response to fraternity members’ alleged disruptive behavior. The letter was the most recent confrontation in a feud between the University and the fraternity that began when the chapter decided not to register for GW recognition in […]

Cruising around D.C.

With classes just underway and the stress of exams and term papers still far in the distance, now is the time to enjoy all the District has to offer. A visit to the museums of the Smithsonian Institution is a practically effortless way to spend an afternoon – they’re accessible, interesting and free of charge. […]

Bookstore orders rivals to leave campus

The GW Bookstore faces increased competition as booksellers inside and outside the University challenge its hold on GW students. But vendors vying for the University’s textbook market have encountered fierce resistance from the campus bookstore. Eric Kuhn, co-founder of VarsityBooks, an online textbook vendor targeting the GW market, said GW Bookstore employees asked VarsityBooks representatives […]

Classifieds [8/14/98]

Classified Ads Help Wanted Announcements Employment Services Internships Housing Offered Roommates Resumes Services-General Tutoring Typing/Word Proc. For Sale Miscellaneous Furniture Updated 8/25/98

Four recruits join men’s basketball team

GW men’s basketball coach Tom Penders has added four freshman recruits to the program and is attempting to bring in a fifth player from Belarus. Penders confirmed that guard Dorien Brown, forwards Jason Smith and Andry Sola, and center Albert Roma have accepted scholarships and enrolled in classes this week. Valeri Khamenia, a 6-7, 205-pound […]

Classifieds [8/27/98]

Classified Ads Help Wanted Announcements Internships Housing Offered Roommates Resumes Services-General Travel Tutoring For Sale Furniture Updated 8/26/98 by Margaret