October 22, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 25

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

University devises new campus plan

Amid the bustle of renovations to GW’s campus, administrators are working on a new campus plan to illustrate how sections of the campus will be used in the future. The campus plan outlines the types of buildings currently on campus and defines potential development sites. “It is a clear road map to how we must […]

Cuban Groovin’

The hurricane of screaming trumpets, snapping bongos, and dancing bass and piano rhythms of the Afro-Cuban All Stars swirls around listeners with a jovial force. On a world tour to support its debut album, A Toda Cuba le Gusta , the band performs its powerful music at GW’s Lisner Auditorium Saturday. It is difficult to […]

UPD officers spruce up problem-riddled house

Fourteen University Police Department officers put away their badges and picked up paint brushes to benefit the local community Saturday. The group, which included UPD Director Dolores Stafford, patrol officers and one student volunteer from Stafford’s office, spent the day renovating a house in poor condition. The house, owned by a low-income family, had major […]

Pleasantville proves life is more than black and white

Nothing is as simple as black and white. But who would have thought so – with all those idyllic black and white television programs from the 1950s? Mothers in dainty aprons are perpetually preparing meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner. Fathers are coming home from a hard day’s work, and the kids – one boy […]

Fraternity pledges pursue brotherhood

The process of pledging a Greek-letter organization has been an integral part of life for many GW freshmen this fall. “Pledging creates a home away from home for the students,” Sigma Nu President Michael Dillon said. “It provides an environment in which to grow and learn, and it gives you a positive outlet on campus.” […]

News briefs

Indian Students’ Association hosts night of traditional dance The Indian Students’ Association will host Navratri, a holiday traditionally celebrated in the Indian state of Gujurat at 9 p.m. Saturday in the Marvin Center ballroom. Navratri commemorates the nine nights before Diwali, which is the new year in the Hindu religion. The event will feature a […]

Shear Madness allows audience to play detective in whodunit

Put a sensitive barber, a trashy beautician, a shady antique dealer, a rich old lady and a couple of detectives together in a funky hair salon and what’s the result? Shear Madness. Shear Madness is D.C.’s longest running non-musical play. It has been performed more than 4,000 times at the Kennedy Center since 1987. The […]

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 […]