November 12, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 31

Stories from the November 12, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Faith, hope and student life converge at Newman Center

Father Jim Greenfield, a Catholic chaplain at GW’s Newman Center, was playing Bingo with about 225 students at J Street last week to help kick off GW’s Religion Week. At stake: tickets for Tuesday’s lecture by the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, donated by the Newman Center. Greenfield said the gesture is […]

News briefs

Students complain about breakfast bar hours Changes in the operating hours of J Street’s breakfast bar have prompted mixed reactions from students. Dawn’s Best, the station at J Street that serves breakfast food all day, originally was scheduled to be open until midnight. Recently however, the breakfast station has closed as late as 7 p.m. […]

Rabbi Gerry promotes devotion to Judaism, spiritual survival

Rabbi Gerry Serotta, director of GW’s Hillel Jewish student center, sits behind a desk that overflows with papers and books. Behind him on the wall hangs his degree from Harvard University. In the middle is his proof of smicha, the confirmation of his rabbi ordination. “Rabbi Gerry,” as students call him, began his service at […]

Students call for GW women’s center

A new student group working to create a women’s center at GW has met roadblocks in its search for a location for the facility. The newly formed student group, GW Women’s Center, “will give women a place to voice their concerns, socialize with other women, achieve academic growth and self-confidence and secure peace and solitude,” […]

Culture Club

“Cuba and Puerto Rico are two wings of one bird.” This poetic image, written more than a century ago by the Puerto Rican poet Lola Rodriguez del Tio, comes alive in the performances of Dos Alas/Two Wings. Their inspiring show will be performed at Lisner Saturday. The Dos Alas/Two Wings project celebrates the musical traditions […]

SA Senate reconsiders its members’ mission

The rejection of two pieces of legislation at the Student Association Senate meeting Tuesday night sparked concern among senators about the larger role of the Senate and its accountability to the student body. Bones of contention included the rejection of a bill that would require the Senate Finance Committee to meet every two weeks and […]

With improved cast, I Still Know sequel surpasses expectations

Sequels usually don’t measure up to the movies they follow, but I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (Columbia Pictures) comes close to surpassing the original. The original film focuses on the ordeal of four friends who recently graduated from high school. They are celebrating the Fourth of July when their car hits a […]

Letters to the Editor

Contract failure The Nov. 9 editorial “Goodbye, Gingrich,” (p. 4) notes that “(Gingrich’s) Contract with America was demonized by Democrats, but many of its points were adopted and became law.” “Many” parts of the Contract with America did not become law. In fact, only one of the 10 items in the Contract with America became […]

The Bar Belle

Originally Published 11/12/98 Bar: MadhatterWhere: 1831 M St.Crowd: Older twentysomethings, Capitol Hill staffersGetting in: ID required (and scrutinized)Prices: Average, but good specialsFood: Surprisingly tastyDancing: You can try .Pick-ups: LotsPluses: Cheap drink specialsMinuses: A lot of people in not a lot of space The Madhatter is a cozy spot on M Street – a little too […]

Is Minnesota embodied by The Body?

It didn’t quite sink in for a couple of days. Was it all a bad dream, a practical joke gone too far, a hangover that wouldn’t quit or was Jesse Ventura really the governor of my home state? What in God’s name happened to the sensible and sane people I had known growing up in […]