October 26, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 26

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

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 […]

Upcoming games

G-golfWS-women’s soccer Monday: G at ODU Intercollegiate Tuesday: G at ODU Intercollegiate Wednesday: WS at Maryland-7 p.m. Thursday: no games scheduled

Congressional bungling – Staff editorial

In its rush to approve a budget and go home to campaign, Congress scuttled a D.C. referendum that would have let District residents decide whether to approve the use of medicinal marijuana. In a city that is supposed to be the center of democratic government, Congress1 interference in the District1s affairs is an attack on […]

GW splits pair, stays near top of the A-10

Despite a loss to conference-leading Dayton, the GW women1s soccer team solidified its chances of making the Atlantic 101s postseason. The loss to Dayton dropped the Colonial women from first to third place in the conference, but they came back to beat second-place Xavier Sunday to take over the second spot in the A-10 with […]

GW defeats Xavier for its third victory

The two games the GW men1s soccer team played last weekend could not have been more different. One day, GW suffered a drubbing at the hands of Dayton, the top team in the Atlantic 10. Two days later, the Colonials earned a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory against the conference1s second-best team, Xavier. The win over […]