September 10, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 12

Stories from the September 10, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Campus fires spark concern about safety

Students whose smoke detectors failed to warn them of fires in their residence hall rooms last week said they have new detectors this week but no answers to their questions about the problem. Officials in the University’s facilities department said their office is responsible for the maintenance of the detectors. But facilities officials said Wednesday […]

Fire Hazard – Staff Editorial

Fires have forced the evacuation of several GW buildings in the past few weeks. Bell Hall and the anthropology department building were evacuated two weeks ago when electrical fires started there, and residents in Munson and Francis Scott Key halls were forced to leave their buildings when kitchen accidents caused fires in residents’ rooms. It […]

D.C. high school proves it truly is `without walls’

A boy did jumping jacks in a basement hallway, training for a cross country race. On the first floor, a girl snapped pictures for a photo class of her friends posing and making funny faces. At the end of the school day, no one was racing out the doors, but everyone was on the move. […]

GW opens season with three wins at Navy tourney

The GW men’s water polo team opened its season this weekend by placing ninth out of 16 teams at the U.S. Naval Academy Tournament. The Colonials started the weekend slowly with an overtime loss to the Massachusetts junior varsity squad but continued to improve in their next three games. They concluded the weekend with three […]

Construction hinders Marvin Center services

Renovations to the Marvin Center’s ground floor have caused problems for students who try to access services such as ATMs and lockers that have been relocated to the second floor. Some students headed to the second floor through the first-floor lobby after midnight have been turned away because they are not on a Marvin Center […]

Upcoming Games

CC-cross country MS-men’s soccer WP-water polo WS-women’s soccer WVB-women’s volleyball *at ODU/Stihl Classic **at W & M Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: WVB vs. WVU-5 p.m. MS at ODU-7:30 p.m.* Saturday: WVB vs. Penn-1 p.m.** WVB at W & M-6 p.m. CC at La Salle Invit.-3 p.m. WP at Princeton Tourn. Sunday: MS vs. W […]

Russian students at GW not affected by ruble’s drop

The Russian ruble’s abrupt fall last week was the deepest drop in the value of the currency in four years. But unlike the Asian economic crisis in the Pacific Rim last year, GW officials said the recent plunge in the Russian currency should not affect GW students. James Millar, director of the Institute for European, […]

George Mason shuts out GW men’s soccer team

After an opening match victory over Howard University Sept. 2, it appeared the young GW men’s soccer team would grow up faster than expected. But after a 2-0 loss to George Mason University Wednesday afternoon at South Riding Field, it seems the Colonials still have a lot to learn. “We let two goals in on […]

Policy changes define e-mail harassment

GW students and faculty who use the GW computer network will benefit from an updated University Code of Conduct that will crack down on “cyber harassment,” said Brad Reese, director of the Computer Information and Resource Center (CIRC). “This code is much more explicit about guiding students and protecting students from unwanted e-mail,” Reese said. […]

GW flattened by GMU, loses fourth straight game

The GW women’s soccer team was left looking for a license plate after George Mason University rolled over the Colonial women Wednesday afternoon at South Riding Field. The Patriots’ precision offense scored four first-half goals, including two goals in the first five minutes, in cruising to a 5-0 victory. George Mason exploded out of the […]