September 28, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 17

Stories from the September 28, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW installs computer security measures

GW recently installed security measures to deter students from illegally posting copyrighted software programs on the University’s computer network. The security device, known as a firewall, has been in place for about two weeks to stop file transfer protocol (FTP) servers from posting large amounts of information on Web sites. Postings such as copyrighted software […]

Young Democrats back DNC

GW College Democrats attended a meeting of the Democratic National Committee Saturday morning with chapters from five other area schools in a strong show of support for the Democratic Party. Vice President Gore, Rev. Jesse Jackson and House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (Mo.) were among the party leaders who spoke at the event. Almost 200 […]

Cancer march attracts GW volunteers

At the Lincoln Memorial Friday night, Rachel Rosenblum stood amid the crowd of cancer survivors, some with bandanna-covered heads, some in wheelchairs. The GW senior had a pink ribbon pinned to her chest. She had come to the candlelight vigil on the monument’s steps to gather information for her mother, who recently was diagnosed with […]

SA uses resolutions as a bargaining tool

Resolutions passed in the Student Association Senate give GW students a voice in administration decisions. The resolutions, known as the “sense of the Senate,” are one way senators push issues into the campus spotlight and inform students and administrators, said undergraduate Sen. Phil Meisner (ESIA). A resolution begins with ideas gleaned from the senators’ constituencies […]

Spirit of cancer march unites thousands

Thousands of cancer survivors and activists shouted “no more cancer” on the National Mall Saturday, in an effort to focus the nation’s attention on the fight against cancer and away from the “soap operas in the White House,” said Rev. Jesse Jackson. From speakers to victims, the message of the day was clear – cancer […]

ESIA conference addresses Korean politics, economy

The “Outlook Korea” conference hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs Friday highlighted the economic and political events that have destabilized the Korean peninsula during the past year. GW professors were joined on a panel by representatives from the Embassy of Korea and the Korean Economic Institute of America to discuss the current crises’ […]

GW leaders `accept the challenge’

The Student Activities Center hosted the fifth annual GW Student Leadership Conference at the Washington Marriott Sunday. The all-day conference drew faculty members and more than 100 GW students to participate in interactive workshops designed to improve leadership skills. Mike Gargano, assistant vice president of Student and Academic Support Services, said the conference “expanded out-of-classroom […]

ESIA celebrates 10th anniversary

The Elliott School of International Affairs celebrated its 10th anniversary and a century of international affairs studies at the University Friday during the ESIA “State of the School” address. ESIA Dean Harry Harding discussed the future of the school at the event in Stuart Hall. A panel of distinguished graduates highlighted the ever-expanding opportunities for […]

University confronts underage drinking

Despite a string of alcohol-related incidents this semester, the 15 percent of GW students who actually binge drink is well below the national average of 42 percent, said Dana Henderson, manager of GW’s Substance Abuse Prevention Center. Henderson, who officially resigned from the center Friday to pursue a consulting job, said the center has recently […]

News Briefs

Student Health Services warns of bronchitis infection Bronchitis is spreading through campus this fall, Student Health Services officials said. The number of cases is usually high when students return to school, said Student Health Services Director Isabel Goldenberg. “We always feel that September is busy,” Goldenberg said. “We compare notes with other universities through an […]