October 8, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 20

Stories from the October 8, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

University spruces up game room

The renovated fifth floor of the Marvin Center has come alive since its grand reopening Sept. 25, Marvin Center officials say. Marvin Center Governing Board Chair Mike Petron said Mike Gargano, assistant vice president for Student Academic and Support Services, made a commitment to redo the fifth floor when he took over responsibility for the […]

Tobacco use ignites debate

More than 50 students had the chance to voice their opinion on tobacco issues Tuesday night at the “Debate on Big Tobacco,” co-sponsored by GW’s College Republicans and College Democrats. The two-part program, which was held in a Funger Hall lecture room, was a moderated debate between three representatives from each organization followed by a […]

Letters to the Editor

Misguided attacks I’m writing in response to the Oct. 5 letter to the editor about GW’s “misguided efforts” of trying to control what most college-goers consider an integral part of the college experience – underage drinking (“Misguided efforts,” p. 4). In response to the writers’ query about who on campus can honestly say they are […]

Diversity in higher education

51 percent of student respondents to a national poll conducted for the Ford Foundation identified themselves as either “very conservative” or “more conservative than liberal.” 58 percent of respondents said the United States is growing apart. 22 percent said the nation is doing a good job of preparing itself to meet future challenges. 71 percent […]

Both men and women defend U.S.

For two and a half years now, I have read Brandon Wales spout the conservative agenda on everything from international affairs to missile defense. While I admire his writing ability and his strong opinions, I have found myself disagreeing with, but understanding, much he has said. Wales’ article in the Oct. 1 issue of The […]

Medicinal marijuana — Staff editorial

District residents will decide next month whether to allow the medicinal use of marijuana in city hospitals. If Initiative 59 passes Nov. 3, marijuana would be prescribed to patients who are receiving treatment for cancer, AIDS and other terminal diseases. Officials at GW Hospital said the facility will provide marijuana to patients if the initiative […]

Medeski, Martin and Wood jam to a funky jazz beat at Lisner

Medeski, Martin and Wood is not widely known on the pop music scene, but the band has accumulated a close following on college campuses. The trio brings its unique acid jazz groove to GW’s Lisner Auditorium Friday. The performance follows the release of the group’s latest album, Combustication(Company). In its latest work, Medeski, Martin and […]

Stop wasting time — Staff editorial

The U.S. Congress is in the midst of deciding how to proceed with the President Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal. Congress now will decide whether to impeach the president, issue a censure or do nothing. The nation has been waiting months for a resolution to the presidential saga. It should surprise no one, then, that our own […]

Simply Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh. Even his name is harmonious. The alliteration of the vee’s, the even distribution of syllables – the sounds blend to create a product of perfection, and perfection is what Van Gogh produced. Seventy paintings by the brilliant artist are on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Gallery of Art. The exhibit is […]

Upcoming Games

MS-men’s soccerWP-water poloWS-women’s soccerWVB-women’s volleyball Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: MS vs. UMass-3 p.m.WS at UMass-3:30 p.m.WVB at Temple-5 p.m. Saturday: WVB at La Salle-7 p.m.WP vs. Bucknell-10:15 a.m.WP vs. Salem-Teikyo-2 p.m.WP vs. Princeton-5:45 p.m. Sunday: MS vs. URI-2 p.m.WS at URI-12 p.m.