September 24, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 16

Stories from the September 24, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

News briefs

Rosa Parks visits GW Rosa Parks, one of America’s leading civil rights activists, was on campus Saturday to kick off a program to send more disadvantaged young people to college and educate them about career options. Parks, who gained fame in December 1955 by defying a Montgomery, Ala., ordinance that forced African Americans to sit […]

Baker shares his experiences

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III spoke about the Cold War and international U.S. leadership to a room brimming with journalists and about 40 GW students, faculty and staff members at a National Press Club luncheon Wednesday afternoon. Baker relayed personal experiences from his 12 years as a member of the Reagan and […]

GW professor analyzes ethics of Food Lion story

GW journalism Professor Jean Folkerts was commissioned by the Food Lion corporation to study investigative techniques used in a 1992 television expos? of the supermarket chain. Folkerts, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, analyzed ABC News’ “Prime Time Live,” which accused the North Carolina supermarket chain of selling spoiled meat and cheese […]

Garden makes GW’s campus a little rosier

Summer is over, but visitors to GW’s rose garden do not seem to notice. Passers-by admire its beauty, often stopping enjoy the scene that almost seems misplaced sandwiched between the Alumni House, Lisner Auditorium and Woodhull House. Some University employees said the rose garden is their sanctuary. Joan Allerton, who works in GW’s Support Building, […]

Marvin Center staff moves GW Independent’s property

The editors of the now-defunct GW Independent said Marvin Center officials removed property that belongs to the newspaper from its office in the student center after the publication folded last month. The GW Independent, formerly known as Independence Magazine, ceased publication after the first week of school. Last Friday, former editors Jeff Baxter and Skip […]

Islam is not a religion of hatred and terror

The words “radical Islamic terrorism,” as Brandon Wales used in his op-ed “Strike terrorists before they strike U.S. targets,” are some of the most insulting words that anyone can say to a Muslim. They reek of complete bias and of a Crusader-age mentality. Muslims are disturbed when they hear this phrase because it causes people […]

Views on the Clinton controversy from campuses around the country

The Pitt News (U. Pittsburgh)9/21/98 “No article of the Constitution says the president has to be of `good moral character.’ While Americans deserve to know whether their president is a philanderer, adultery is not something on which he should be impeached. He should be impeached for lying under oath about the affair, obstructing justice and […]

Media coverage of Starr report lacks class

A little more than a week ago, on a day I had no classes, I rolled out of bed and switched on the television, to see “team coverage” of the Starr report. Much like my day, this coverage contained no class. Flipping between the major news channels, I saw reports being filed mere blocks from […]

Crew, cross country teams to compete in area

The GW men’s and women’s cross country teams will host the second annual GW Invitational Saturday morning at Bull Run Park in Centreville, Va. The invitational will begin at 9:15 a.m. with an alumni race. The women will start their 5,000-meter race at 10:15 a.m., and the men will begin their five-mile race at 11 […]

Responsibility – Staff editorial

The last few months have been tough for Greek-letter organizations at GW. Sigma Alpha Epsilon is engaged in an ongoing battle with the University. Sigma Chi lost its Interfraternity Council recognition this summer after hosting a party during a session of Colonial Inauguration. Sigma Alpha Mu and Delta Tau Delta both got into trouble earlier […]