January 14, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 38

Stories from the January 14, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

New Web program creates virtual classes

Prometheus, an Internet tool for course work at GW, has gained momentum during the spring semester, offering professors and students a new educational medium. “(Prometheus) has done more for the faculty than anything I’ve ever seen,” said Computer Information and Resource Center Director Brad Reese, who helped implement the software. The World Wide Web-based course […]

Diverse cast members become friends on set of Varsity Blues

Varsity Blues (Paramount Pictures) brings together novice actors with a preteen idol and Academy Award-winning actor. But on the set, the lines separating the groups blur, the Hollywood hierarchy disappears and the cast members are friends instead of co-stars. Set in a small town in Texas, Varsity Blues follows the local high school football team […]

University welcomes Fulbright scholars

GW is participating in an international education exchange through the Fulbright Program, bringing foreign scholars to the University and sending GW professors abroad. The University boasts two faculty members in the American Scholar Program for the 1998-’99 academic year. American Scholars lecture or conduct research in various academic and professional fields. Scheherazade S. Rehman worked […]

The Bar Belle

Originally Published 01/14/99 Where: 2521 Pennsylvania Ave.Crowd: GW students, twentysomethings and young professionalsGetting in: ID required at the barPrices: Food prices are average, beer is $4-$5Food: Leaps and bounds above typical bar fareDancing: Possible – the bar has the music and the spacePick-ups: Slim pickin’Pluses: Friendly staff, great food, comfy atmosphereMinuses: Still too new to […]

New plan proposed for PB graduate fund

Plans to create a Program Board fund for graduate student organizations are being re-examined after a University administrator halted a similar plan last semester. Mike Gargano, assistant vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, voiced strong objections last month to a plan to give graduate students PB funds for separate graduate programming. But he […]

Classifieds [1/14/99]

Classified Ads Work Study Help Wanted Announcements Personal Services Parking Opportunities Internships Housing Offered Roommates Services-General Travel Tutoring For Sale Miscellaneous Furniture

Dakota returns to on-campus housing lottery

The Dakota apartment building will return to the roster of available campus housing for the fall 1999 semester, but only will be available to students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average, said Mark Levine, assistant dean of students. The Dakota, at 2100 F St., will serve as a lower-cost living facility for upperclassmen, Levine […]

CIRC takes steps to prevent `spam’

GW is taking steps to prevent unsolicited mass e-mails from entering its network after the GW Webmail system was overwhelmed by an onslaught of “spam” during the final weeks of the fall semester. A special program was written to enter the inboxes of students who had received the chain letter and delete it before it […]

Election committee ready to set rules

The Joint Elections Committee is geared up to establish rules and enforcement procedures for the upcoming Student Association, Marvin Center Governing Board and Program Board elections. Committee members said they are honing in on campaign-related issues that were problematic in previous years. Revisions to the rules and JEC office hours will be discussed at the […]

Taking advantage of diversity

On Jan. 14, GW’s two newest Asian student organizations will debut in grand fashion with a welcome back dance party, “Shangri-La.” The Chinese American Student Association (CASA) and the Korean American Student Alliance (KASA) will host this event in conjunction with the Philippine Cultural Society (PCS) and the Asian Student Association. This will hopefully be […]