November 5, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 29

Stories from the November 5, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Historic civil rights group expands to GW

The recently founded GW chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People might be young, but Latoyia Harris, the group’s vice president, said the organization already has begun to make a difference. “From looking at our first three months, we have definitely united (GW’s) black community,” said Harris, who helped acquire the […]

Clearing up some misconceptions

For the past month the Student Life Committee of the Student Association Senate has considered possible methods of addressing the mounting problems with Greek-letter life on campus. After some discussion, we opted to form an ad hoc committee to constructively focus our energy. The purpose of an ad hoc committee is to investigate different issues […]

GW survives scare in exhibition game

Preseason exhibitions are supposed to be blowouts. But when the host team is playing its first game of the season without its all-American candidate, the outcome becomes more unpredictable. The GW women’s basketball team – without star senior forward Noelia Gomez – opened against Athletes in Action, winning 78-72 in a tight game at the […]

Deep-rooted problems in SEAS

Yet again, our University administrators are focusing on the wrong things when so much needs to be done. I had a glimmer of hope that GW Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald Lehman had recognized the serious problems in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and was going to address them. But as I […]

Freshmen key to GW in 1998, and in future

One is a “cheese head” from Wisconsin. The other was born and raised in the West Indies. So, what do Jason Holloway and Kali Hislop have in common? They were both freshman starters for the GW men’s soccer team this season. Both had strong seasons and become leaders in their respective positions. Despite a final […]

Death penalty and truth

Have we completely lost our ability to differentiate between right and wrong? It appears all too clear that we have, as GW was once again host to a forum that sought to make a hero out of a cold-blooded murderer. Last week, the GW Campaign to End the Death Penalty and the International Socialists organized […]

GW athletics seeks approval from NCAA

University subcommittees charged with reviewing GW’s athletic department presented their recommendations for changes at four sparsely attended meetings last week. The self-study is part of the University’s effort to gain NCAA certification, which is necessary for GW’s teams to compete in NCAA athletics. The NCAA requires all schools to conduct a self-study every 10 years […]

Searching for a purpose

The Student Association constitution proclaims that every GW student is a member of the SA. Yet the constitution is made of words – words that do not compare to the actions thousands of students take through their membership in at least one of the nearly 250 student organizations on campus. Perhaps SA membership is somewhat […]

Carmen Linares brings flamenco to Lisner stage

Federico Garcia Lorca forever will be known as Spain’s greatest 20th century poet, the voice of a generation and an avid aficionado of flamenco. Carmen Linares, a modern cantaora (flamenco singer), is an international star of the stage, considered by some as the best contemporary flamenco singer in the world. Linares performs at Lisner Auditorium […]

Iraqi impunity – Staff editorial

For quite some time, Iraq has failed to live up to its agreement with the United Nations to destroy its nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programs. Last week, Saddam Hussein announced he would prohibit U.N. inspectors from carrying out scheduled visits to suspected illegal Iraqi weapons sites. The credibility of both the United Nations and […]