September 24, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 16

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

Law may deny financial aid to students who use drugs

(U-WIRE) PITTSBURGH – Using drugs may soon become even more costly for college students – they could lose their federal financial aid. Under next year’s higher education bill, currently in a House-Senate conference committee, students convicted of possessing or selling marijuana or other illegal drugs could have their federal financial assistance for college suspended. “Taxpayers […]

GW cancels meeting with off-campus fraternity

Communication between the University and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has broken down after GW’s assistant general counsel canceled a scheduled meeting with the fraternity’s local alumni last week, fraternity officials said. An official at the office of the general counsel said employees of the office will not comment to the media about pending legal […]

Mount Vernon women join `power’ program

Thirty GW freshmen are living at the Mount Vernon campus to participate in a program called Women and Power, as part of a Community Living and Learning Center project. The academic program is similar to other residence-based programs in which participants live together, take classes together, and attend outside seminars and events. According to the […]

Mount Vernon students endure tough integration

Almost immediately after GW’s 1996 announcement that it would acquire the all-women’s Mount Vernon College, work began on the transition to another GW campus now known as GW at Mount Vernon College. But some Mount Vernon students said the integration has been a painful process. The transition programs were created to ease the problems of […]

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 […]