December 7, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 36

Stories from the December 7, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students `Spin the Globe’ for diversity

The South Asian Society brought a message of cultural unity to the Marvin Center ballroom with its “Spin the Globe” program Saturday night. The multicultural reception featured native food, dance and attire from 12 different cultural groups. “It is a very good idea to bring people together like this,” said Aline Hitti, the Arab Student […]

Implications of UPD crime alerts

For a while now, I have been wondering if there are others who have noticed a similarity in the University Police Department “crime alerts.” The unmistakable orange color of the crime alert grabs the attention of a student walking by a bulletin board or coming out of an elevator. It grabs their attention just long […]

A holiday poem for you and yours

Seeing that this is the last Hatchet of the semester and I won’t be sharing my little column with you until 1999, let me give you my list of annual Christmas “Things to Do”: 1.) Watch the following holiday television specials: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” It’s a Wonderful Life, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Rudolph […]

Searching for a past – Staff editorial

Students at GW constantly complain about the lack of traditions here – the kind of traditions that elicit pride at many other colleges and universities. While some schools have traditions handed down over the many decades, GW has mail-order traditions. A hippo was never part of GW lore until a few years ago when it […]

Pinochet should go to Chile, not Spain

Britain should not extradite former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet to any country except Chile. Pinochet seized power from Marxist Salvador Allende’s democratically elected government in 1973 and began an extensive and bloody anti-communist campaign. During his 17 years as Chile’s head of state, more than 3,000 people died or “disappeared.” A Spanish court recently […]

GW suffers in tough meet at Penn State

The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were blown away by the competition at the Pennsylvania State University Invitational Dec. 3-5. The men’s team came in fourth out of six teams with a total of 307 points, more than 600 points behind Penn State’s first-place total of 958 points. The Nittany Lions men’s […]

Defending the ad hoc Greek Affairs Committee

In a Dec. 3 front-page article entitled “Greek-letter members criticize SA ad hoc committee,” Brian Schoeneman, president of Lamda Chi Alpha, and Jason Delp, president of Kappa Sigma, attempt to destroy the credibility of the Student Association’s ad hoc Greek Affairs Committee. Mr. Schoeneman – whom I personally invited to sit on the committee on […]

SA divorce – Staff editorial

For years, graduate students and undergraduates have grumbled about if and how the Student Association meets their respective needs. Graduates complain that undergraduates spend too much time on issues such as J Street service and meal plans rather than concentrate on issues such as research improvements and fellowships. Undergraduates say grads complain about the lack […]

The ’90s: The return of winning basketball

Last in a series of articles When last we left the GW men’s basketball program, things looked bleak. The program had been in a tailspin for about 30 years. (Yeah, you guys sucked.) You can be quiet, University of North Carolina fan, because this story turns into a happy one as we reach present day. […]

Housing Services cancels deposit waiver for lottery

A Housing Services decision not to waive the $300 housing deposit fee for financially strapped students has sparked concern among some students who plan to live in on-campus housing. But administrators say the decision is meant in part to prevent students from dropping out of the housing lottery. In past years, the deposit, which students […]