October 1, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 18

Stories from the October 1, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letters to the Editor

Grammar error I am troubled by the front-page story in the Sept. 24 issue of The GW Hatchet, “Student allegedly raped in residence hall.” This headline makes inappropriate use of the word “alleged,” which means “questionably true,” according to Webster’s Ninth Collegiate Dictionary. The word “alleged” is generally used to refer to a suspected criminal, […]

GW students unite for AIDS Walk

GW’s AIDS Walk Committee said it hopes the more than 600 students and faculty on GW’s team remember one thing when they assemble on the Quad Sunday morning. “At GW, we walk together,” said Michelle Proser, an AIDS Walk committee member. “We want to unite the GW community and give back to the D.C. community.” […]

Mount Vernon is not much of an option

Quiet. That is the only word I can use to describe GW’s Mount Vernon campus. Reading the article in the Sept. 24 issue (“Mount Vernon students endure tough integration”) about the new campus made me want to express my frustrations about this issue. First, not everyone living at Mount Vernon applied there. Some people were […]

Ramsey restructures MPD

Charles Ramsey, chief of the Metropolitan Police Department roducing safer communities.” said he is making major changes to the structure of the department’s organization. In a speech Tuesday at Howard University Law School, Ramsey said he found numerous problems with MPD upon his arrival five months ago from the Chicago Police Department. “Above and beyond […]

Women’s Basketball Schedule

The 1998-’99 GW women’s basketball schedule November Sun. 8 vs. Russian Junior National Team* 7 p.m.Mon. 16 vs. Georgetown 7 p.m..Thu. 19 vs. William & Mary 7 p.m. at Reebok Classic (Boston).Sun. 22 vs. Florida 7 p.m. at Seton Hall Tournament.Fri. 27 vs. Bowling Green 8 p.m..Sat. 28 vs. Seton Hall/Howard TBD December Sat. 5 […]

ASEAN to deal with financial crisis

Rodolfo Severino, secretary general of the Association of South East Asian Nations, addressed financial and ecological issues that affect Asia at a packed discussion held by the Elliott School of International Affairs Tuesday. Severino told the 60-person audience not to believe everything it reads in the papers about ASEAN. “There has been some tendency in […]

Volleyball prepares for home matches

The GW women’s volleyball team can make a statement in the Atlantic 10 this weekend as it takes on Massachusetts Friday night and Rhode Island Saturday at the Smith Center. Riding momentum with a three-game winning streak, GW has an opportunity to distance itself in the standings from two traditional foes. The matches, scheduled for […]

GW Votes makes final registration push

With local and federal elections looming in the near future, members of the student-led voter registration drive GW Votes are making one last push to register students in D.C. before Monday’s deadline. GW Votes recruiter Ed Meinert spent Tuesday night knocking on doors at Thurston Hall. Five hours and 300 doors later, 100 freshmen had […]

Water polo wins two of three

The GW water polo team put itself in position for a successful postseason run with two wins and a loss Saturday in the first round of Collegiate Water Polo Association play at Johns Hopkins University. The Colonials posted wins over Johns Hopkins and the University of Richmond and suffered a nail-biting loss to the U.S. […]

U.S. military should be trained to fight and win wars, not sexism

Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the 1999 National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 373-50. One of the most damaging components of this bill, aside from the fact that it does not provide a necessary increase in the president’s budget request, is perpetuating a patently-flawed system of gender-integrating basic training. […]