December 7, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 36

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

Funding woes stifle alternative voices

GW’s campus now has more gates than student newspapers. When the satirical newspaper Protest THIS! folded its print edition last month, it joined the ranks of several other upstart publications that ended their runs because money was tight. Campus publications such as It magazine, Unfiltered and The GW Independent have closed down in recent years, […]

Classifieds [12/7/98]

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News briefs

SA revamps Academic Update The student-run Academic Update, which provides students with information about classes and professors, has become more complicated this semester, said Student Association Vice President for Academic Affairs Lonnie Giamela. The changes to the Academic Update, the only student-run evaluation on campus, come with the intention of providing more information to students […]

TSA heads Kosovo relief effort

The Turkish Student Association has joined forces with a handful of other student groups to help victims of human rights violations in Kosovo. The student groups co-sponsored a lecture on human rights violations that have racked the Yugoslav province of Kosovo in recent months and organized an ongoing clothing drive to aid poverty-stricken families in […]

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 […]