January 11, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 37

Stories from the January 11, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Impeachment hearing adds to workload

The impeachment of President Clinton and the impending Senate trial have left professors and students who work in government or media juggling their class and work schedules. Professor Steve Roberts, who teaches two political communication classes about the relationship between media and government, said he and his students have had their schedules stretched by the […]

Promoting diversity – Staff Editorial

GW was cited by Black Enterprise magazine last month as one of the nation’s 50 best schools for African-American students. The University was ranked No. 36 based on more than 1,000 interviews with African-American professionals in higher education in the magazine’s first-ever rankings. Howard University was No. 5 and Georgetown University ranked No. 11. While […]

Black Enterprise gives GW high marks

GW got a pat on the back from Black Enterprise magazine when the publication’s first-ever list of the best schools for African-American students hit newsstands late last month. The University was ranked No. 36 on the list in Black Enterprise‘s January issue. Magazine executives said the rankings are based on more than 1,000 interviews with […]

Williams era could benefit University

With hope for the future, the nation’s capital inaugurated a new mayor this month and welcomed back powers previously granted to the federal government. Even before Anthony Williams (D) became the District’s fourth mayor Jan. 2, city residents were optimistic the end of former Mayor Marion Barry’s era would bring a new professionalism to city […]

News Briefs

ProEuro accepts GWorld card ProEuro Hair Design is the newest off-campus business to accept GWorld debit dollars, joining a dozen other area businesses in the program. The salon, at 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., joins off-campus partners The Burro, Capitol Grounds, DJ’s Fastbreak, Domino’s, Esteem Cleaners, Hunan Peking, The Little Caf?, Mail Boxes Etc., Quick Pita, SteakAround, […]

Joys of going home for the holidays

Three weeks off from school should be, by definition, wonderful. No classes, no reading, no papers. A chance to spend some quality time with Mom and Dad. For the good college student, a chance to earn money at that old summer job that always is glad to see you back. And of course, New Year’s […]

By the numbers

Which side in the NBA dispute did you favor – the owners or the players?Owners 32%Players 23%Both 2%Neither 19%No Opinion 24% How much have you missed watching NBA basketball since the dispute started?A great deal 11%Some 12%A little 14%Not at all 60% Now that the lockout is over, will you watch the remaining NBA games:More […]

Out of the shadows, into the spotlight

<a href="http://www.uwiretoday.com"(U-WIRE) GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Elizabeth Hanford Dole’s resignation as president of the American Red Cross has some of her advisers hinting that she could be clearing a path for the Republican Party’s nomination for the 2000 presidential election. With that announcement, Dole joins a small group of other hopefuls vying for the Republican nomination. […]

Trying to counter Prop. 209’s effects

<a href="http://www.uwiretoday.com"(U-WIRE) ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The predictions that California’s Proposition 209 would erode the diverse student body on University of California campuses have come true in the past year. Since the implementation of Proposition 209, which outlawed affirmative action at the university, the enrollment of black, Latino and Native American students collectively dropped 9.5 […]

Fouling out – Staff Editorial

The National Basketball Association’s six-month lockout of its players has ended finally. Players will be forced to earn a living with maximum salary caps of $14 million for 10-year veterans and a minimum salary of $275,000. For fans, it was difficult to figure out who to support during the lockout – greedy owners who want […]