October 15, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 23

Stories from the October 15, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Winfrey uses Beloved to reveal emotional aspects of the past

Beloved wields a power few films do. From the opening scene, Beloved (Touchstone Pictures) firmly grips the audience and never relinquishes its hold, lingering in viewers’ minds long after the final credits roll. Summarizing the thought-provoking plot in a few meager paragraphs is impossible. Based on Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, […]

Newton tackles challenging role with passion

With her beautiful, silken complexion, small frame and eloquent English accent, Thandie Newton is hard to picture as the Beloved from Toni Morrison’s novel. But she becomes the character in the film. In preparing for the challenging role, Newton reread the novel. “I was stunned with how inconclusive it is as to who Beloved is,” […]

Classifieds [10/15/98]

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CSA shortage leads to security concerns

The University Police Department’s inability to recruit and retain Community Service Aides has left residence hall entrances without the extra measure of security the student aides provide. Students in residence halls such as Kennedy Onassis, adjacent to the Foggy Bottom Metro, and Thurston, where more than 1,000 students live, have expressed concerns about their security. […]

Lehman calls for restructuring of engineering school by 1999

A reorganization intended to lift the School of Engineering and Applied Science out of a financial and enrollment slump has irked many of the school’s faculty members, who say they had little input in the decision. The restructuring, outlined in an Oct. 2 memo from Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman to SEAS faculty […]

Muslims protest Turkish scarf ban

More than 100 Muslim women and men, 22 of them from GW, gathered in Lafayette Park Sunday afternoon as part of an international protest of a Turkish ban on head-scarves donned by women of the Islamic faith. “On the 11th of October from Ankara to Istanbul about two million women protested hand to hand against […]

Local bars toughen up after drinking arrests

Local bars and nightclubs are attempting to curb underage drinking after several nightspots were raided by Alcohol Beverage Control officers last month. Since the busts, which resulted in the arrest of seven GW students, several clubs have changed their policies to accommodate only patrons above age 21, instead of allowing people ages 18 to 20 […]

Dean sees no immediate effect on students

Students will not immediately be affected by a reorganization of the School of Engineering and Applied Science that will involve the splitting and merging of several of the school’s departments, interim Dean Thomas Mazzuchi said. “The restructuring should not have any effect on students who are graduating,” Mazzuchi said. “As for continuing students, I will […]

Tailgate party kicks off GW Spirit Week

Smoke filled the air as shouts of “Hail to the Buff! Hail to the Blue!” echoed through the rose garden Tuesday. The GW band was silenced by the University Police Department in the event’s first few minutes because it disturbed classes in nearby buildings, but the tailgate party that kicked off Spirit Week drew a […]

ANC members doubt students’ commitment

GW students Alan Elias, Steven Mandelbaum and Ed Meinert are vying for positions on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission traditionally held by more permanent members of the Foggy Bottom community. But ANC members such as Dorothy Miller, who is running for her third term as commissioner, said student candidates are unprepared for the level of commitment […]