August 27, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 8

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

Classifieds [8/27/98]

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Residents slowly get Web access in rooms

Students living in residence halls awoke to the hum of drills and power tools last spring, but with the implementation of network access in residence hall rooms this fall, they are beginning to reap the benefits of last semester’s inconveniences. The system has some glitches, but Deborah Snelgrove, executive director of Student and Academic Support […]

Freshmen hospitalized in alcohol-related incidents

Four Thurston Hall residents were hospitalized in alcohol-related incidents in the past two weeks, University administrators said Wednesday. In the most recent incident, two students were reported to be “highly intoxicated” and lying on the benches outside Thurston at 2 a.m. Wednesday, said Dolores Stafford, director of University Police. Stafford said one student was unconscious […]

GW mail system looks for right code

In an attempt to bring unity to the residence hall mail system, the University is asking students to use the University ZIP code – 20052 – on all letters and packages. University Mail Services sent a letter to all students in residence halls this week telling them they must use 20052. “It’s something we probably […]

`Preferred lenders’ offer rebate to GW students

GW students now can use new “preferred lenders” for their Stafford loans, allowing student borrowers to save possibly hundreds or thousands of dollars on the payment of their debt, said administrators in the Office of Student Financial Assistance. An agreement between the University and two lenders – Northstar Guarantee Inc. and Academic Management Systems Education […]

News Briefs

Comedians highlight Welcome Week Two comedians entertained a packed house at Lisner Auditorium Monday night, as part of Welcome Week. Allan Goodwin, the opening act, presented impersonations and jokes to the crowd, and introduced Pablo Francisco, who returned to GW after a performance a year ago. Free admission to the Zei Club Friday night with […]

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 […]