October 29, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 27

Stories from the October 29, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Heated words highlight election preview debate

Pundits who represented opposite poles of the political world battled it out Wednesday night in Funger Hall at the 1998 National Election Preview. The event, which was co-sponsored by GW College Democrats, College Republicans and GW Friends of Israel, became vicious at times, as the focus of discussion veered from the intended election preview into […]

Panel discusses 1963 civil rights march

A panel discussion on the 1963 March on Washington’s effects on the city and the civil rights movement highlighted a symposium to honor the march Wednesday. Currently on display at GW’s Marvin Center and Gelman Library, “Looking Back … Moving Forward: The March on Washington 35 Years Later” is a compilation of Rev. Walter E. […]

Lister sees improved human rights

George Lister, senior foreign policy adviser for the Department of State, told GW students he was optimistic about combating human rights violations around the world at a lecture at the International Human Rights Dinner Tuesday. Lister said his main goal was to eliminate of misconceptions about the human rights policies of the State Department and […]

We’re here for students

“I will be your voice” – perhaps the most common sentence used during the Student Association campaign season. As most senators suggest, they want to be elected so they can represent the students. What some senators quickly forget is the only way to represent students is to go out there and listen to what you, […]

Murder in New York – Staff editorial

The assassination-style killing of Dr. Barnett Slepian in his upstate New York home last Friday has sent shock waves through the nation’s abortion clinics and sparked fear among doctors who choose to perform the procedure. Abortion is a highly emotional subject that can draw out some of the worst traits in people on both sides […]

New student groups provide diverse opportunities at GW

A diverse batch of new student groups has popped up on campus this semester, joining more than 200 organizations that represent a broad spectrum of interests. The Student Activities Center does not keep records that distinguish new student groups from ones that have registered in the past, but a comparison of last year’s student group […]

Bad mock – Staff editorial

If a person were to go around impersonating a doctor, offering medical advice and performing medical procedures, that person would go to jail for fraud. Likewise for a person who goes to court, and with no legal training, tries to pass himself or herself off as an attorney. The basic concept behind these sorts of […]

Cancer patient gets help from GW sorority

The Sigma Kappa sorority will focus its fund-raising efforts this year on helping one of their sisters in her fight against cancer, said Ellen Blankenstein, vice president of alumnae relations for the GW chapter. Michelle Crosby, an alumna of Sigma Kappa sorority and a member of GW’s Sigma Kappa advisory board, underwent a bone marrow […]

Lifestyle of a runner: Running at GW is more than just races

The crack of the starting gun. Warriors battling for position. Furious nonstop digging and dashing on all surfaces and all fronts. Flushed faces, drained bodies, lifeless legs at the finish line. For GW’s cross country runners, the excitement of competing ends with this scene. They have no professional league, no highlights on ESPN, no national […]

SEAS cannot improve without input

Mr. Amrany’s comments in the Oct. 22 issue of The GW Hatchet on the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s problems raise a number of important questions related to teaching – how it’s done, how it’s perceived and how it’s evaluated (“SEAS’s problems go beyond money,” p. 4). My department does not retain, nominate for […]