November 2, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 28

Stories from the November 2, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Voting information

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 Questions about voting? Contact GW Votes at 994-7100 or All voters must present valid photo ID to vote. Voter registration card is not required. If registered voters live at a different address than they did when they registered, they should report to the […]

Congress goes home, but leaves U.S. vulnerable

Now that it has drawn to a close, there is much criticism of the 105th Congress as a “do-nothing Congress.” Most of these accusations are emanating from disgruntled Democrats harping for the old days when they dominated the legislature. However, on arguably the most important piece of legislation of the term, if not the last […]

Program gives a boost to junior high girls

GW is playing host to an enrichment program for junior high school girls from around the city, part of an effort that began this summer to give the young women extra help. The Van Ness Program for Academic and Leadership Skills, which conducted a four-week workshop for seventh- and eighth-grade girls last summer, is continuing […]

Absent ballots – Staff editorial

For many college students nationwide, absentee ballots are the only way to participate in a representative democracy. But student anecdotes this election season indicate that through likely bureaucratic blunders, many absentee ballot applications – and the actual ballots – are never mailed to voters. While some local and state election board employees may think absentee […]

Line-itemization would unveil secrecy

When Student Association President Carrie Potter and I took the helm of the SA in May, we inherited an organization with both organizational and institutional problems. To President Potter’s credit, she has solved many of the organizational problems. Her administration is tackling others, such as our dysfunctional student group finance process. But the more profound […]

Election Polls

Which of these issues matters most in deciding how you will vote?Economy/jobs 28%Education 23%Morals/ethics 10%Social Security 14%Taxes 12%Health care 8%Clinton/Lewinsky 2% Source: Oct. 22-25 ABC News poll of 1,227 adults nationwide. Which party do you trust to do a better job? Democrats 43%Republicans 42%Both 3%Neither 10% Source: Oct. 15-18 ABC News poll

Mired in Mud – Staff editorial

Willie Horton. A pair of white hands crumpling the official notification that an employee was fired because of affirmative action quotas. An idyllic picture of a little girl picking daisies in a field changing to the countdown to a nuclear explosion. All are famous negative advertisements from past American elections. But compared to the gutter-level […]

Upcoming games

MBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketballWT-women’s tennis*- exhibition Monday: WT at Rolex Champ.WBB vs. Athletes in Action-7 p.m.* Tuesday: WT at Rolex Champ. Wednesday: WT at Rolex Champ.MBB vs. One World Basketball-7:30 p.m.* Thursday: no games scheduled

Late games

The GW men’s water polo team advanced to the Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern Championships with an 8-5 win over Salem-Teikyo University Saturday. GW lost 7-6 to the U.S. Naval Academy, and 9-7 to Princeton University. Look for coverage in Thursday’s issue of The GW Hatchet.

Colonials place 17th of 18, but have best-ever ODU tourney

The GW golf team suffered a bit of a setback last week in an otherwise successful season, finishing 17th out of 18 teams at the Old Dominion University/Seascape Collegiate Golf Tournament. Host ODU won the two-day 36-hole tournament Oct. 26-27 with an overall score of 559 (17-under). Coastal Carolina University finished second with 560 (16-under). […]