September 10, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 12

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

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 […]

Evans sees GW-resident relations as top priority

After seven years representing GW and the surrounding neighborhood in the D.C. Council, Democratic mayoral candidate Jack Evans says he understands the gripes of area students and their Foggy Bottom neighbors. <IMG ALIGN=LEFT ALT=Evans BORDER=1 SRC=images_upload/9.10.evans.jpg “I’ve acted very much on behalf of the residents of Foggy Bottom, and that includes the students, to improve […]

College, alcohol and personal choices

(U-WIRE) STOCKTON, Calif. – School once again is in session. Students must get used to early morning classes and late-night studying. It is time once more for thirty-hour cram sessions and living on nothing but coffee and cup of noodles. Classes will inevitably cause stress for many students and the best way to relieve stress […]

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 […]