October 1, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 18

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

SAS establishes scholarship

The South Asian Society recently established a scholarship to help students with a cultural background in South Asia fund their GW education. Continuing students with ancestral roots in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who have completed 30 credit hours now have another option to help finance their tuition. “In the past, many student […]

Voices from the Street

They are Miriam’s Poets. They gather each week in the basement of the Western Presbyterian Church on the corner of 24th Street and Virginia Avenue to share original literary masterpieces. “The earth is my home. I don’t have any doors or walls,” wrote Gregory Hill, in a piece called “I Have a Home.” But these […]

The Bar Belle

Originally Published 10/01/98 Bar: Rock Bottom BreweryWhere: 7900 Norfolk Ave., BethesdaCrowd: Most bargoers are in their late twenties or early thirtiesGetting in: Bring an IDPrices: Not a cheap nightFood: Good – it’s also a restaurantDancing: SomePick-ups: A few, but it’s not a singles barPluses: Great beer and tasty foodMinuses: A little pricy and far from […]

Senate approves bill to add flights at National Airport

The U. S. Senate approved a plan Friday that would add 24 daily flights at Ronald Reagan National Airport. Twelve of these new flights would be allowed to travel beyond the airport’s 1,250-mile limit. The increase is the first since the mid-1980s. Reagan National is one of four U.S. airports whose take-offs and landings are […]

Miriam’s Poets

Excerpts from Miriam’s Kitchen’s Thoughts After Breakfast: THIS IS MIRIAM’S KITCHENa group poem I move through the streets, I get food stampsI find myself being followedby people I don’t knowquite often homeless people they also follow methere was a guy last nightsitting at my headI don’t know his name but I know his faceI’m leery […]

Classifieds [10/1/98]

Classified Ads Work Study Help Wanted Announcements Personal Services Opportunities Internships Housing Offered Housing Wanted Roommates Services-General Travel Tutoring Furniture

Turkish students honor independence

The Republic of Turkey will celebrate its 75th anniversary in one month and the GW Turkish Student Association kicked off a month-long celebration with a party on the Gelman Quad Tuesday. In addition to information about the nation’s culture and history, the event featured Turkish music and food. Students and faculty were urged to try […]

Students, faculty reassess GW sexual assault policy

The University rape and sexual assault policy may undergo changes soon as administrators, faculty members and students re-evaluate the policy’s language. Interest in making changes to the policy’s language sprung up in April 1997 as a result of a Student Association Senate resolution approved by Damian McKenna, then SA president. But the review of the […]

SA over-allocates student funds

A $7,000 over-allocation of funds to student groups by the Student Association caused a delay in the Senate’s passage of an allocations bill Wednesday night. The Senate’s Finance Committee budgeted allocations to student groups based on its belief that the SA had $255,000 to distribute from the University fee GW charges students. Finance Committee Chair […]

News briefs

Safeway representatives speak to FBA The Safeway Corporation sent three representatives to a Foggy Bottom Association meeting Monday to answer residents’ questions about the future of Safeway’s Watergate location and about customer service in the company’s stores. “We have every intention of staying at the Watergate,” Store Manager Sherry Conrad said. “We are trying to […]