November 16, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 32

Stories from the November 16, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW botany professor named best teacher of 1998

GW professor of Botany Terry L. Hufford recently was named the Outstanding Four Year College/University Biology teacher for 1998 by the National Association of Biology Teachers. Hufford was honored at the NABT National Meetings in Reno, Nev. Nov. 4-7. At an NABT annual breakfast and business meeting, he was presented with a cash award and […]

GW on pace to fix ‘Y2K bug’ before 2000

GW has progressed significantly toward alleviating computer problems that could occur on Jan. 1, 2000, GW Year 2000 Project Manager Dan Drageset said at a Faculty Senate meeting Friday. But GW will need to replace its system soon after the turn of the millennium. The “millennium bug” or “Y2K problem” has generated a flurry of […]

Turley calls Clinton’s impeachment unlikely

GW law Professor Jonathan Turley described his day of testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Monday as “just an extraordinary day.” Turley was part of a group of academics and historians who were asked by legislators to determine what presidential actions should be considered “high crimes and misdemeanors” under the Constitution’s impeachment clause. While Turley […]

Late games

GW competed in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern Championship this weekend: Saturday:UMass 7, GW 5Brown 17, GW 10 Sunday:Princeton 6, GW 5 Look for more coverage in Thursday’s issue of The GW Hatchet.

Issues Awareness Night addresses depression

Almost 100 students and staff members attended Issues Awareness Night Wednesday in the Marvin Center to educate themselves about stress and depression. “This (issue) is especially important during this time of year with the stress of midterms and all the studying,” said Steven Van Wagoner, assistant professor at GW and a psychologist at the University […]

Big Head Todd and the Monsters radiates energy

You will sit there snapping your fingers, trying to jog your memory, inevitably wondering where you’ve heard this before. Probably nowhere – but the music of Big Head Todd and the Monsters undeniably sounds familiar. The band’s sound is unique, but its feel is familiar. With each note and chord on Live Monsters (Giant Records), […]

Trachtenberg to serve on Williams’ transition team

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was appointed by D.C. Mayor-elect Anthony Williams to assist him as he takes over the city’s leadership next year. “I helped out with the transition in the last (Marion) Barry administration,” Trachtenberg said. “It’s not a new thing.” Trachtenberg said he is unsure of his role on Williams’ transition team. […]

Monumental rejuvenation for the holidays

So have you seen the construction going on down at the Washington Monument? Yeah, last I checked, they had scaffolding up to about the halfway point of the 555-foot reminder of the “Father of Our Country” (although Thomas Jefferson has been giving ol’ George a run for his money, considering the results of recent DNA […]

Letters to the Editor

Oh yeah? In response to Mark Drake’s Nov. 12 op-ed “Is Minnesota Embodied by `The Body’?” (p. 4), being a fellow Minnesotan, I feel his pain. But hey, I find some humor in it. We can now defend ourselves with one simple statement: Our governor can beat up your governor! -Maija Freivaldssophomore No GW sainthood […]

Wye hurts U.S.-Israeli relations

Sixty years ago, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned from his trip to Germany and declared there would be “peace for our time.” History has shown the consequences of Chamberlain’s na?vet? of Adolf Hitler and his ambitions. In the end, treating Hitler as a “partner for peace” only made it easier for the Third Reich […]