October 1, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 18

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

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 […]

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 […]