November 19, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 33

Stories from the November 19, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letters to the Editor

Support needed I write this letter in regards to student attendance at GW women’s basketball games – it is deplorable. On Monday, the 13th-ranked Colonial women played our cross-town rival Georgetown and won. They played a great game even though almost as many Georgetown students attended as GW students did. As a Smith Center employee […]

Joseph Mills presents latest work at Fall Dance Concert

The GW Dance Company performs its Fall Dance Concert this weekend in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. The concert, directed by dance Professor Joseph Mills, contains works choreographed by Mills and GW seniors. An experienced dancer, Mills’ list of credentials is impressive. Before he began touring with MOMIX Dance Theatre in 1987, Mills was a […]

In search of campus activism

Have we run out of things to fight for? My first three years at GW were marked by impassioned, united battles (impassioned and united by GW standards, anyway), but it seems that this year, the charge-ahead spirit that traditionally colors college life is missing. Not that our battles always have been big ones. There was […]

Home Fries – too complicated to be a true Drew flick

You want to like it. You try to like it. Drew Barrymore is lovable and Luke Wilson is good-looking, but you really can’t find something, anything, that bumps Home Fries (Warner Bros.) into the category of likable films. The previews highlight an adorable budding romance between Sally (Barrymore, Ever After) and Dorian (Wilson, Bottle Rocket). […]

Democracy silenced

On Nov. 3, millions of Americans went to the polls and exercised one of their most basic rights as citizens – the right to vote. However, while voters in the 50 states were able to have their voices heard, voters in our nation’s capital were not so fortunate. Their voices were silenced days before the […]

Looking for GW’s past

I do not agree with some of the comments made by GW alumnus Brendan O’Malley in his Nov. 12 letter to the editor (“Not gonna happen,” p. 4). GW was not “mainly a commuter school up until 15 years ago.” The residence hall system has grown substantially on campus over the past four decades. There […]

Student petition criticizes GW Hillel

A GW graduate student who says he is concerned that Hillel’s administration negatively affects attendance at Hillel programs is circulating a petition to urge a review of the center’s policies. The petition was circulated via e-mail by graduate student Marc Rosenberg, who said Jewish students have a general sense of apathy toward the programs Hillel […]

Pinochet case is about search for justice

This piece is in response to Mark Richman’s Nov. 9 op-ed “Gen. Pinochet and the hypocrisy of his arrest,” (p. 5). I lived my whole life in Argentina, which includes the period between 1976 and 1983 when we had the last military government – the same type of dictatorship that emerged all over Latin America, […]

GW works to help local homeless

GW and other universities around the country participated last week in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual event held the week before Thanksgiving to educate students about the problems that plague Americans who have nowhere to live and nothing to eat. The goal of the program is to mobilize students to take action. Each […]