October 13, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 21

Stories from the October 13, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Outdated computers bewilder students

A poster recently hung in Lafayette Hall read, “We need new computers because my washing machine has a faster processor than the computers downstairs.” The poster echoes the feelings of many students, who have grown frustrated with slow and outdated computers in campus residence halls, said Lafayette Hall President Daniel Laren. “(The Madison Hall computer […]

Bring in `Da Noise adds flair to past with rhythm

With feet stomping, tapping and clanking, Bring in `Da Noise, Bring in `Da Funk teaches invaluable art and history lessons through rhythm. The Tony Award-winning musical moves through 100 years of history during the two-hour performance, leaving the audience with more than just a better understanding of the time. Light, dancing, vocals and sound make […]

Delaware policy sets example

As one of the top-10 binge drinking schools in the nation, the University of Delaware had the kind of reputation administrators didn’t like to talk about – it was a party school. Boosted by a $750,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to fight binge drinking, the university’s administrators went on the offensive against […]

Healing GW’s wounds

GW students Jay Abbott and Geoff Shapiro noticed a major problem with emergency medical care on campus in 1994. The District’s lack of ambulances and emergency medical services (EMS) staff meant GW students could wait up to an hour for a city ambulance to assist them. Abbott and Shapiro proposed a solution. Instead of urging […]

Animators discuss satire

Television cartoon show creators discussed their work at “Prime Time Animation,” the School of Media and Public Affairs’ second satellite seminar of the year Thursday evening. Matt Groening of “The Simpsons,” Mike Judge of “King of the Hill” and “Beavis and Butthead,” and Trey Parker and Matt Stone of “South Park” were beamed in live […]

Classifieds [10/13/98]

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Correction

The article “Team GW joins the march to overcome AIDS” on p. 6 of the Oct. 5 issue of The GW Hatchet should have identified Laural Boone as the member of the GW AIDS Walk team who raised the most money. Boone turned in $500 the day of the walk and had pledges totaling $730, […]

GW students’ loan debt falls slightly above national average

GW undergraduates leave college slightly more in debt than the average college student, said Director of Student Financial Assistance Dan Small. Undergraduates at GW owe an average of $16,000 in educational loans by the time they graduate, Small said. A survey of 1,098 student loan borrowers released in September by Nellie Mae, a federal and […]

Tibetan refugees decry human rights violations

Three Tibetan refugees discussed the Chinese occupation of Tibet Wednesday night at GW Hillel during a panel discussion sponsored by Students for a Free Tibet. Sonam Dekyi, whose only son is serving an 18-year prison sentence in Tibet, spoke to the audience through an interpreter. Dekyi said Chinese authorities arrested her son Ngawang Choephel, a […]

Something fishy is going on at GW

I read in the paper the other day someone donated $30 million to Georgetown University and the university is renaming its entire business school after him. Who has $30 million dollars to give to a school? I don’t know. But it would be pretty cool to have a business school named after you. I guess […]