October 26, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 26

Stories from the October 26, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Former alcoholic touts responsible drinking

Nationally known speaker Mike Green brought a message about the dangers of alcohol abuse to Lisner Hall Sunday, addressing a crowd of mostly Greek-letter organization members. Green, a former alcoholic who has been sober for 21 years, has spoken at Sigma Chi chapters across the country during the last 10 years. Sigma Chi organized and […]

Jump and jivin’

Decked out in everything from zoot suits and saddle shoes to T-shirts and jeans, more than 250 swing dancers jumped and jived Thursday night in the Marvin Center’s Columbian Square. The event was sponsored by the GW Jitterbug Swing Club and featured a beginner’s lesson from professional instructors Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg. The event […]

CDs campaign for Schumer in New York

Twenty GW College Democrats headed to Binghamton, N.Y., Friday to help inject energy into Brooklyn congressman Charles Schumer1s senatorial campaign. The weekend campaign trip is one in a series of campaign season road trips planned by the CDs to distribute pamphlets and go door to door to boost Schumer1s bid against incumbent Sen. Alfonse D1Amato […]

GW raises awareness about the disabled

Growing up in Asmeria, Ethiopia, was not easy for Yohannas Demoz. But at age 10, life suddenly got worse for the GW sophomore. Amid the chaos of an Ethiopian civil war, Demoz was blinded after a bomb exploded in the local soccer field. Christy Willis, director of Disabilities Support Services, said Demoz is one of […]

Area residents ask ANC to check GW growth

Foggy Bottom residents said the expansion of the GW campus, homelessness and problems with area traffic signs concern them, and should be addressed by Advisory Neighborhood commissioners who are elected Nov. 3. Most residents said student commissioners could meet the needs of the community, but they shared mixed feelings about students’ abilities to respond to […]

News briefs

Latino fraternity hopes to establish chapter at GW The national fraternity La Unidad Latina, also known as Lambda Upsilon Lambda, soon may become a recognized chapter at GW. Several East Coast schools, including the University of Maryland at College Park, recognize the fraternity. A group of GW students are part of the 3Chi Colony? of […]

Mount Vernon hosts day of women’s action

GW students gathered to “use your voice, claim your power, create choices and take a stand” Thursday evening at the Mount Vernon campus to commemorate National Young Women’s Day of Action. The event, sponsored by the Women in Power program at Mount Vernon, celebrated the accomplishments of women and remembered those victimized by domestic violence. […]

Halloween brings back memories

Halloween. In my opinion, it’s the best holiday. One night a year, we all get to dress up and pretend to be someone else. As that other person, we either go to Halloween parties or – and this is the particularly good part – we go door to door to random strangers’ houses and they […]

CIRC resolves student computer concerns

The Computer Information and Resource Center addressed student concerns and opened the lines of communication between students and CIRC at its second advisory board meeting Wednesday, said P.B. Garrett, CIRC assistant director of client services. Students at the meeting said they were concerned about the lack of CIRC personnel who manage and monitor computer labs […]

Letters to the editor

Brass brush-off As I was reading the front-page article “Madness sets in at Smith Center” (Oct. 19), I became upset. In it, the cheerleaders, dancers, strobe lights and Student Activities Center volunteers were all given credit for creating the exciting atmosphere of the night. Yet, one group glaringly was left out of this praise – […]