November 23, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 34

Stories from the November 23, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Longing for the good ol’ TV days

So Thanksgiving is almost here. That means professors feel like they have free reign to assign work like crazy. I honestly have at least one paper for every class. So naturally, I studied all weekend, right? Wait, no. I’m saving my six hours worth of studying for the hour and a half plane ride back […]

Classifieds [11/23/98]

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The inequalities of the death penalty

Jared Hosid, chair of the GW College Republicans, nobly set out to establish “the truth” regarding the death penalty in his Nov. 5 op-ed (“Death penalty and truth,” p. 5). Instead, he only propagated the fallacies upon which death penalty supporters have based their arguments for the past two decades. Hosid was sparked to write […]

GW expands distance learning

GW’s new Center for Distance and Mediated Learning is the latest initiative in the University’s efforts to enhance the way professors and programs use electronic communication in the classroom, said center Director William Lynch. “Distance learning has been occurring at GW in a very high quality manner for more than 15 years,” said Lynch, who […]

`Who is that and what did he do?

I was five years old on a Sunday night many years ago, when my father asked my brother and I to watch a television program with him. I can remember my amusement at people literally being sprayed down a city street by fire hoses. My brother and I laughed, but were quickly silenced when our […]

Pew trusts award GSPM $2 million for research

GW’s Graduate School of Political Management received a two-year $2 million grant from Pew Charitable Trusts this fall to research the effects of the Internet on political campaigns. “It’s a great project because it puts GW at the center of the discussion on the (World Wide Web) and at the center for improving democracy,” said […]

The future of GW in the Information Age

When a university is doing as well as GW has been doing in recent years, all kinds of temptations arise. There is the temptation to take success for granted and to relax rather than seek out new levels of accomplishment. There is the temptation to take the present shape of the University as its final […]

By the Numbers

Clinton’s handling of his job as president:62% approve36% disapprove What do you want your member of the House of Representatives to do?35% vote for impeachment62% vote against impeachment What is your opinion of Kenneth Starr?35% favorable58% unfavorable What do you think of the Republicans’ handling of the investigation?41% approve51% disapprove As a result of the […]

Prime-time Death – Staff editorial

The debate about assisted suicide is highly emotional and contentious. Numerous states have dealt with the issue in their legislatures and courtrooms, and have presented the issue to voters in referenda. Around the nation, Jack Kevorkian – or “Dr. Death,” as his detractors call him – has become the symbol for assisted suicide and euthanasia. […]

GW women take first, men place second at Potomac Classic

The GW men’s and women’s swimming teams continued their successful fall season last weekend at the Potomac Valley Classic at American University with a first and a second-place finish The women’s team took first place in the seven-team field, with 933 points, almost 400 more than second-place American. The men’s team came in second with […]