October 22, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 25

Stories from the October 22, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Trachtenberg ranked 10th in total pay

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg receives the 10th-highest total compensation among the nation’s university presidents, according to a study released last week by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Trachtenberg said he had hoped he would not make the top 10 list and said he feels uncomfortable that his two college-age sons know how much money […]

Alumnus’ book sheds light on fraternity life

GW alumnus Colin Cohen said he thought GW’s campus was the perfect setting for his first novel, House of Kidz, an exploration of fraternity life. Cohen, a former Sigma Nu member, said his book is a satirical look at Greek-letter life during the 1980s, but he said he hopes people notice serious themes underlying his […]

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Schwartz, Williams face off at GW

Democrat Anthony Williams and Republican Carol Schwartz, the two leading candidates for D.C. mayor, squared off in a debate Wednesday highlighted by student questions on topics ranging from public safety to housing rights. The debate in the Marvin Center theater, aired live on NewsChannel 8, was interrupted briefly when Statehood Party candidate John Gloster walked […]

GW issues shape ANC races

Candidates for the Advisory Neighborhood Commission have three weeks left to serve up platforms, plans and visions before the Nov. 3 election. Sara Maddux takes it all seriously. She’s running for her fifth term on the ANC in District 2A06. “I consider my time on the ANC a contribution of my civic duty,” Maddux said. […]

Reno awards grant to GW domestic violence program

GW Law School’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Project is among the recipients of the Department of Justice’s newly created Civil Legal Assistance Grant, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno announced this month. GW received $200,892 from the Office of Justice Programs Violence Against Women Grants Office. GW DVAP, founded in 1993, is a clinic run by Law […]

Brady urges a `half full’ perspective

James Brady, the former White House press secretary who was shot in an assassination attempt on President Reagan in 1981, spoke Tuesday at the Marvin Center as part of activities for GW’s Disability Awareness Week. Now a gun control advocate, he suffers from a brain injury that he incurred when he shot in the head […]

It’s a family affair at GW this weekend

Everything from a Cabaret Showcase to the National Gallery of Art’s Van Gogh exhibit will be featured this weekend as GW rolls out the red carpet for parents. The official kickoff for Family Weekend is Friday at 4 p.m., with check-in locations at the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses. Activities for the rest of […]

Sexual activity rises among young people

It’s on the cover of all the magazines: “Orgasms Guaranteed,” “The Bag-Your-Man Plan,” “Secret Sex Strategies.” It’s in the movies, and it’s all over Thursday night television. Sex is everywhere. Young people are having sex more often and at a younger age, according to a recently released study. And despite the risks of pregnancy and […]

American Association of University Women survey

Findings from the American Association of University Women’s Gender Gaps: Where Schools Still Fail Our Children High school girls and boys take similar numbers of science courses, but boys are more likely than girls to take all three core science courses – biology, chemistry and physics – before they graduate. Girls take fewer computer science […]