October 26, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 26

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

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 – […]

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 […]