October 26, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 26

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

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 – […]

Poll finds diversity in education a priority

A majority of Americans said diversity in higher education is more important than ever before, but many said the nation is not doing enough to meet the challenges that lie ahead, according to a first-ever nationwide poll on diversity sponsored by the Ford Foundation. “The main issue is for GW students to interact with each […]

Pinochet, U.S. have bloody hands

Augusto Pinochet is one of the worst dictators Latin America has seen in its long history of oppression and injustice. His arrest in London and the attempted extradition to Spain to stand trial for terrorism and genocide is a positive step in repairing the incalculable damage he has done to the citizens of Chile and […]

Families get a taste of University life

GW families crowded into local hotels and restaurants last weekend to take part in the University’s annual Family Weekend. “We want (families) to enjoy the events on campus, to enjoy the city and to learn where their family member is going to school,” said Rodney Johnson, director of parent services. Johnson said the event promoted […]

SJT until 2003 -?Staff editorial

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has been in the GW president1s office for a decade. In that time, the University1s reputation has grown in leaps and bounds – from a night school for Washington-area residents to a nationally ranked, highly regarded institution of higher learning. Friday, Trachtenberg announced he will stay at GW until at least 2003. […]

Half-truths not a recipe for Arab-Israeli peace

By the time you read this, a cyclone will have passed through our campus – one whose intent is to take what already is a mess, strew it about even more and then move on to another city to do the same. The Marvin Center was the first stop Oct. 21 on a 17-city tour […]