October 19, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 24

Stories from the October 19, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Gelman reaches top stack of libraries

Gelman Library joined the ranks of the top research libraries in the United States and Canada Friday when it was accepted as a member of the Association of Research Libraries. “It’s recognition that GW has arrived,” said University Librarian Jack Siggins. “This is the big time.” As the 122nd member of the ARL, Gelman will […]

Creatine muscles its way into GW gym

In an athletic world where competitors strive for the upper hand, almost any sports nutrition product that claims to give athletes an edge will attract consumers. One of the most misunderstood variables in strength training today is creatine monohydrate, a popular white powder that recently has sparked a debate about the risks and rewards of […]

GW to host first mayoral debate

GW students will question D.C. mayoral candidates Carol Schwartz and Anthony Williams when the two face off in the first debate of the general election Wednesday at the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. Representatives from the College Democrats, College Republicans, The GW Hatchet and the Student Association will ask questions of the candidates during the first […]

Classifieds [10/19/98]

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Madness sets in at Smith Center

Smith Center bleachers rocked under the weight of more than 1,500 GW students Friday night, as Colonials fans celebrated the opening of the 1998-’99 basketball season. For the first time in eight years, GW held Midnight Madness, a celebration of the first hours college basketball teams are allowed to practice under NCAA rules. It was […]

Grad fee increase will hurt students

As part of the ongoing debate regarding the increase in continuous enrollment fees, we in the English Graduate Student Association want to voice our collective opposition to the administration’s change in policy. We feel a clear statement of our position is necessary because the University recently has tried to impose compromises unfavorable to graduate studies. […]

News briefs

Symposium will cap March on Washington exhibit GW’s Colonnade Gallery exhibit, “Looking Back . Moving Forward: The March on Washington 35 Years Later,” will close with a symposium featuring civil rights activists Oct. 28. The exhibit, which opened Aug. 28 and is sponsored by Gelman Library, commemorates the 1963 March on Washington and the Walter […]

Trachtenberg speaks about education issues

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg outlined some of the tough decisions higher education administrators face in running a successful university at a meeting of the Higher Education Association Thursday at Strong Hall. “Suppose there is a terrific student that requires $15,000 a year (in financial aid) and then there are three darn good students who […]

Student volunteers fight rape

GW student Ruthie Vishlitzky said she was tired of complaining about violence against women and chose to take action. Disturbing statistics about the number of women sexually assaulted prompted Vishlitzky to join a group of GW student volunteers at the D.C. Rape Crisis Center this year. “I just feel the problem is unbelievably huge,” she […]

`Lightning girl’ produces CD to benefit local hospital

Lysa Selfon ended the summer of 1998 with an appearance on MTV, a visit from the Beastie Boys and the launch of One Little Corner, an album she helped produce. For someone who was considered legally dead for seven minutes after she was struck by lightning at the Tibetan Freedom Concert June 13, Selfon is […]