September 21, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 15

Stories from the September 21, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Registering to vote in D.C. has drawbacks

GW Votes registered 500 GW students to vote in the District in its recent drive to increase campus participation in local politics. But by giving up the right to vote in their home states, many GW students forfeited other privileges. But Adam Siple, director of the GW Votes campaign, said he believes it is more […]

Correction

The article “SA proposes extended hours at Gelman” on p. 10 of the Sept. 14 issue of The GW Hatchet misidentified Sen. Philip Meisner (ESIA) as chair of the Student Association Senate’s Student Life Committee. Sen. Alexis Rice serves as the committee’s chair and Meisner is a member of the committee.

SA meetings get high marks

The Student Association’s mandatory student group allocation meetings have generated a positive response by clarifying the funding process, said SA officials and student organization leaders. “(The meeting) did a pretty good job of explaining (the funding process),” said Purvi Gala, president of Pugwash, a science-based ethics group. In the past month, three meetings were held […]

This year’s Fall Fest did not falter

As programming chairs of the Program Board we are disappointed that The GW Hatchet found Fall Fest to be a lackluster event (“Falter Fest“). Contrary to the editorial, statistics taken at the event show that 3,024 members of the GW community enjoyed the event – an increase of almost a thousand students from last year. […]

CIRC implements student suggestions

The Computer Information and Resource Center Advisory Board held its first meeting last Tuesday in an attempt to address CIRC-related issues facing GW students. The advisory board, a group of 25 students selected through faculty and student recommendations and CIRC officials, was created this summer as a forum for student input about the University computer […]

Some possible grad fee compromises

As a doctoral student and a graduate senator in the Student Association, I have been impressed by the response to recent publicity of the new fees being charged to doctoral and master’s students who are completing their dissertations and theses (“Ph.D. students fight CSAS fee increase,” Aug. 31, p. 1, and “Grad fee solution,” Sept. […]

News briefs

GW Korean group reaches out to community GW’s Korean American Student Association will organize a mentorship program and U.S. citizenship drive this fall. The mentoring and tutoring program pairs up about 20 Korean-American high schoolers with members of KASA and the Korean-American Alliance, a Korean interest group. “What we want to do is develop a […]

The death of a child

Imagine how you would feel if you found out someone in class with you played a part in the murder of a seven-year-old. At the University of California at Berkeley, students are experiencing just that. On May 25, 1997, Jeremy Strohmeyer, an 18-year-old from suburban Long Beach, Calif., befriended seven-year-old Sherrice Iverson at the Prima […]

Road trips and the rules of “shotgun”

The road trip. That glorious tradition that allows us to emancipate ourselves from the regularity of where we stand. Can there be anything more important to one’s mental health than the ability to get the hell out of Dodge every once in a while? But a road trip is nothing without a few close, insane […]

New look for Gelman – Staff editorial

For most students, college libraries conjure up images of stuffy places with bad lighting; old, rarely-used books; solitary students studying religiously and ever-present old ladies shushing anyone who raises his voice above a whisper. At GW, that view is as outdated as the card catalog. After numerous improvements, Gelman Library stands alongside Ivy League-level schools […]