November 2, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 28

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

Advisory Neighborhood Commission Election ’98

Question: How can communication be improved between the Foggy Bottom and GW communities? Susana Bara?ano Age: 43Occupation: administrative researcher, free-lancerEducation: two master’s degrees, GW; B.A., Wellesley College; auditing courses at GWElected offices/civic activities: Precinct captain for Democratic National Party Junior League Volunteer at Corcoran Gallery, Columbia Hospital for Women, Smithsonian Answer: Do projects together that […]

R.E.M. moves up with album

The once fab four, now down to three, have done it again. R.E.M. is back – this time with a renewed spirit that blows away all expectations. Up (Warner Bros.), the newest addition to the band’s list of 12-plus albums, is not the typical R.E.M. New fans beware, old fans rejoice: This album is for […]

Students raise $1,400 to battle diabetes

Sophomore Derek Grosso, with the help of his Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity brothers, participated in America’s Walk for Diabetes Sunday. Fraternity participation in the walk, combined with a fund-raising effort, amassed more than $1,400 for the American Diabetes Association. Grosso, who spearheaded the campaign at GW, said he was touched by his fraternity members’ efforts […]

News brief

Students receive free HIV testing and education The Whitman-Walker Clinic sponsored free HIV testing and informational seminars Tuesday at the Marvin Center. Almost 100 students were tested for HIV after an information session that addressed topics ranging from HIV transmission to safe sex. Results are distributed in person, never over the phone or e-mail, said […]

Sigma Alpha Epsilon member robbed

A Sigma Alpha Epsilon member was robbed at the fraternity’s house late Saturday night by two suspects reportedly armed with a gun, University Police Department Director Dolores Stafford said. The suspects entered through the open door of the house at approximately 11 p.m. and questioned members in the common area about Halloween weekend events, fraternity […]

Poor news coverage and the new $20s

It’s just not funny anymore. And that is why I would like to announce my resignation as The GW Hatchet’s so-called “humor columnist.” Ha! I sure had you going there for a minute. No, I’m gonna stick around and continue to churn out these diatribes every other week. I’m having fun. But what is really […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for bail The weekend of Oct. 16 was a typical one for the fraternities and sororities on campus. It included the mixers and date parties we all are known for. However, it also included two philanthropic events: the Alpha Delta Pi Jail and Bail, and the Lambda Chi Alpha Pumpkin Fest. The ADPi Jail […]

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 […]