September 10, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 12

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

String of campus fires raises safety concerns

Two kitchen fires forced the evacuation of students in Francis Scott Key and Munson halls late last week, the third and fourth fires on campus in the last two weeks. Residence hall smoke detectors failed in both of last week’s fires, raising questions among students about GW’s fire safety standards. Thursday’s fire in FSK Hall, […]

Sorority adviser gets help in cancer fight

People outside the Greek-letter community can say what they want about fraternity and sorority life. Leukemia patient Michelle Crosby said she could spend hours explaining why everyone should join a Greek-letter organization. “You just don’t know what you’re going to need and when you’re going to need it,” said Crosby, a recent rush adviser for […]

CLLC staffers receive campus apartments

Residence hall apartments that formerly housed community directors have been given at no cost to full-time Community Living and Learning Center staff members as part of a new CLLC program. Three CLLC staffers have been given the furnished apartments in addition to their regular salaries as part of the Community Initiative Fellowship program. The fellowship […]

Brazil, Williams offer their takes on University relations

Jack Evans has represented GW in the City Council for the last seven years, but he is not the only mayoral candidate with ideas about working with the University. Harold Brazil, another candidate for the Democratic nomination, said he believes the mayor should have a very active role in mediating problems between local residents and […]

Student steals ISA e-mail password

A member of the GW Indian community sent a harshly worded e-mail message from the Indian Students’ Association account to ISA members Wednesday after stealing the account’s password, ISA Co-President Rajan Bhaskar said. The e-mail criticized the “state of the GW Indian scene,” calling it an “aggregate of divided cliques united only in name and […]

Bid day changes for Jewish holiday

The Interfraternity Council has changed the day bids will be given to incoming pledges to eliminate conflicts with the upcoming Jewish holidays. However, the highly structured formal rush schedule for sororities will not change. Originally, fraternities only could give bids on or after Sept. 19 at 12 a.m., said Jacob Pfeffer, president of Alpha Epsilon […]

Heated mayoral race rages on at GW debate

With their party’s primary only two weeks away, the top Democratic candidates vying for D.C.’s mayoral nomination squared off in a heated debate Thursday at the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. As the front runner, Anthony Williams faced the most fervent attacks from his opponents in the event, which was broadcast live on News Channel 8. […]

News Briefs

GW clarifies religious holiday policy As the Jewish holidays approach, GW administrators are clarifying the University’s official policies on the missing of classes for religious reasons. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, falls on Sept. 21 and 22 and Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, is Sept. 30. The Faculty Senate has recommended a campus-wide […]

Gay fraternity offers Greek alternative

As the GW Greek-letter community makes preparations for next week’s rush, a different kind of fraternity already has begun the whirlwind of rush activities that will produce its pledge class later this month. Delta Lambda Phi is like most fraternities, with one notable difference – it caters to members of the gay community. Delta Lambda […]

Letters to the Editor

Freshmen needed The potential of the Student Association cannot be underestimated. It has been and continues to be the strongest and most consistent voice of students in this University – our University. It allows us to enact and affect policy that reaches into every corner of student life here. From funding of student groups to […]