October 26, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 26

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

UPD braves Metro training

First they heard the rumble. Then they felt the vibrations. As the sound ripped through the darkness, a gust of wind made the hair on their bodies stand on end. They pressed against the concrete wall to maintain balance. The Metro train sped past, just inches in front of their noses. 3It was like a […]

Furslide’s creative lyrics set to old, forgettable sound

The voice, the strings, the beat – all lure the listener into the embrace of Furslide. The ensemble’s debut album, Adventure, is the first release off Nellee Hooper’s new label, Meanwhile…, in association with Virgin. The cleverly crafted lyrics seductively flow from Jennifer Turner, lead guitarist and vocalist. Bassist Jason Lader and drummer Adam MacDougall […]

Trachtenberg to stay at helm until 2003

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg announced Friday he will stay at the University’s helm until at least 2003 as part of the expansion of the University’s Centuries Campaign. The Board of Trustees and Trachtenberg agreed he will continue his presidency to help GW raise an additional $220 million for the Centuries Campaign, which was started […]

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 […]