September 3, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 10

Stories from the September 3, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Thurston residents petition University

Three freshmen who live in a study lounge in Thurston Hall said they were told Tuesday they must leave the room after they sent a petition to the Community Living and Learning Center asking to remain in the room. The three women, who asked not to be identified, are being housed temporarily in Thurston’s fifth-floor […]

The hypocrisy of Convocation

I love hypocrisy. Especially when it comes from the GW administration. GW students were given the afternoon off from classes Tuesday so they could attend that always profound, life-altering event – Opening Convocation. Well, students didn’t get the entire afternoon off, but classes were canceled between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Why was it so important […]

GW works to protect students from sex assault

The Joint Committee of Faculty and Students will take a closer look at the University’s policies on rape and sexual assault Friday. Currently, the student handbook lists guidelines students should follow if they are raped or sexually assaulted. Emergency numbers for the University Police Department and the GW Hospital emergency room are included in the […]

GW claims fraternity is nuisance to community

A letter from the University’s legal counsel threatened the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity with a potential lawsuit if the fraternity’s members do not curb their behavior, said Frank Ginocchio, assistant executive director of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s field office. As more information about the letter becomes available, discord persists between GW administrators and the fraternity, which […]

Housing exile – Staff editorial

It’s hard not to notice how crowded campus has become this year. And several freshmen in Thurston Hall have come to know first-hand the downside of GW’s overpopulation. After settling down in temporary housing in a study lounge for the first two weeks of classes, they were informed Tuesday it was time for them to […]

GW Independent ends run after attempt to go weekly

The GW Independent, which changed its name and production schedule this semester in an attempt to become a more mainstream newspaper, ceased publication this week, Editor in Chief Jeff Baxter said. The weekly publication began in 1994 as The Authority, an offshoot of the American Collegiate Conservatives. It had most recently published under the name […]

Clinton attack on terrorist targets demonstrates U.S. policy failure

The United States took drastic measures recently when it launched a cruise missile strike against terrorist camps in Afghanistan. Following the attack, President Clinton claimed the United States had struck back at terrorists allegedly responsible for bombing two U.S. embassies in Africa, killing more than 260 people. Clinton added that the strike was necessary to […]

GW tries to refine recycling program

As the city’s department of public works considers re-implementing a recycling program in the District, GW’s Recycling Initiative doing its part to improve the environment, said Tim Assal, the initiative’s codirector. But questions linger about how many products actually get recycled on campus. The Green University program originally was funded as an academic program, but […]

Freshmen play through nervousness in impressive GW soccer debut

If Courtney Wright was nervous, it didn’t show. Seventeen minutes into her collegiate soccer debut, Wright scored her first goal for the GW women’s soccer team. But she wasn’t the only freshman who played well for the Colonial women in Tuesday’s 5-4 loss to the sixth-ranked University of Virginia. Midfielder Keisha Christoph, defender Angelica Caramanica […]