September 14, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 13

Stories from the September 14, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SNL writer fails with fourth book

“If you lose your job, your marriage and your mind all in one week, try to lose your mind first because then the other stuff won’t matter that much.” Jack Handey’s latest book, The Lost Deep Thoughts (Hyperion), doles out more of his nonsensical wisdom. Handey, a former Emmy Award-winning writer for “Saturday Night Live,” […]

Falter Fest – Staff Editorial

Saturday was the Program Board’s annual Fall Fest – the organization’s big event for the fall semester. Unfortunately, the number of people who showed up on the Quad to see the bands, eat free food and participate in the activities was low. While some schools host huge all-day events that attract a large number of […]

Coming to America, again

Like other sophomores returning to GW at the end of the summer, Branden Thompson was preoccupied with worries like moving into his residence hall and meeting his new roommate. But unlike most of his classmates, he also had to find a lawyer to represent him in an impending Aug. 31 deportation hearing with the Immigration […]

Equal Benefits – Staff Editorial

GW decided this summer to allow full-time employees who live in on-campus housing to share their apartments with their domestic partners. The new policy applies to both homosexual couples who are in a committed relationship and heterosexual couples who previously were prevented from living together unless they were married. The University should be commended for […]

Webmail overload leaves students frustrated

Frustrated students and faculty could not access their e-mail through the Internet Tuesday when the University’s Webmail system went down between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. One hundred faculty members and students complained to the Computer Information and Resource Center that they were unable to use the Internet-based e-mail system, said Louis Napper, a CIRC […]

Men’s soccer team combats its youth

The young and inexperienced GW men’s soccer team has shown promise this fall. The question is whether that promise will be fulfilled. With head coach George Lidster back after a year hiatus and an impressive 3-1 win over NCAA Tournament qualifier Howard University earlier this season, the Colonials already have shown they can compete at […]

Wary of the Web

Recent upgrades to the University’s technological resources make the Internet an increasingly useful research tool for GW students. But as more students cite Web sites as sources in term papers, instructors advise students to navigate the Internet’s vast supply of information with caution. “I myself, as a graduate student, find very useful material on the […]

Colonial women look to rebound from slow start

The GW women’s soccer team is looking forward to improving on its 13-6-2 (9-2 Atlantic 10) record and second-place conference finish in the 1997 season. However, the Colonial women have had a tough start to the season, losing their first four games. GW is adjusting to the graduation of several key players from last year’s […]

GW extends housing to domestic partners

Homosexual University employees who live in on-campus apartments as part of their housing contract with GW can now share campus housing with their domestic partners, according to a GW policy that went into effect July 1. Under the policy’s new terms, an unmarried heterosexual couple also can share a campus apartment, which was not permitted […]

Robertson breaks leg again, will miss another season

GW women’s soccer player Kristin Robertson is enrolled for her fifth year at the University but still is waiting to play her fourth year of collegiate soccer. Robertson was sidelined last season with a broken leg and will have to sit out again this season after breaking the same leg. She has played only three […]