October 15, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 23

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

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 […]

GW creates new athletics logo

The GW Department of Athletics will unveil the University’s new logo at the Smith Center Friday as part of Midnight Madness, which begins at 10:30 p.m. The new logo features an aggressive soldier carrying a GW pennant attached to the Washington Monument, according to a University press release. The University’s new mark includes 11 variations […]

Last lecture offers forum to reflect

GW religion professor Harry Yeide spoke to students and community members Wednesday night in a Last Lecture series speech at the Western Presbyterian Church. The series, in its second year, is organized by the Campus Ministry Committee and Western Presbyterian’s Rev. Laureen Smith. Lecturers are given unlimited time to speak on any topic from childhood […]

Off-campus residents feel safe without UPD

Students who live off campus say they feel safe despite little protection from the University Police Department. Students who live in buildings near campus that are not owned by the University do not get as much protection from UPD as students in residence halls, UPD Director Dolores Stafford said. “There are 24-hour officers at Thurston […]

News briefs

Seminar to explore diseases in travel The GW Center for International Health will sponsor a seminar Nov. 14 called “Breakthroughs in the management of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in travel.” The session, co-sponsored by GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences and several national and international organizations, will examine the effects of infectious diseases […]

Vigil honors slain Wyoming student

At a candlelight vigil Wednesday night on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, thousands of people came together to mourn the loss and commemorate the legacy of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old University of Wyoming student beaten to death last week. One friend remembered that Shepard once said he would be famous and planned to make […]