October 29, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 27

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

In his mind’s eye

Yohannas Demoz sees the world in his memory. “My ears and memory – those are my eyes when I walk around campus,” says Demoz, who was deprived of sight in a 1986 bombing during the Ethiopian civil war. Memorizing the campus layout and the grass edging help him walk straight along the sidewalk. Listening to […]

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News briefs

SA hosts celebration at Thurston The sounds of a funk band and the prospect of free food brought students to the Thurston Hall piano lounge Tuesday night for the Student Association’s first “Participation Celebration.” Along the walls of the piano lounge, the SA Senate displayed blown-up copies of the resolutions it passed this year. SA […]

Lambda Chi Alpha sponsors food drive

Members of GW’s Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity chapter said they hope to collect 3,000 pounds of food for the Healthy Babies Project in their annual food drive. “It’s one of our major philanthropic activities. We try to raise money and perishables,” said Derek Grosso, a food drive committee member. Lambda Chi Alpha Vice President Patrick […]

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 […]