January 14, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 38

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

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 […]

By the Numbers:Y2K

By The Numbers: Y2K Do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause:major problems? 34%minor problems? 51%no problems? 10% How concerned are you about the Y2K problem?very concerned: 16%somewhat concerned: 40%not too concerned: 31%not at all: 13% Which of the following best describes Y2K’s effects in the United States?disasters resulting in possible loss of life: […]

Upcoming Games

MBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketballSD-swimming & divingG-gymnastics Thursday: MBB vs. Dayton-7:30 p.m. Friday: WBB vs. Duquesne-7 p.m.G at Alaska-7 p.m. Saturday: SD at Maryland/Villanova-1 p.m.G at Alaska-7 p.m. Sunday: MBB at Xavier-2 p.m.

Shedding some light on Ramadan

Why are thousands of Americans and about a billion people around the world abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to sunset this month? They are Muslims fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and one of the highest forms […]


First in an occasional series It was 1993, John Boesky’s freshman year at New York’s Sarah Lawrence College. During an argument with his roommate, Boesky labeled the young man a “faggot.” Boesky’s friend, Marlin Lask, stood a few feet away and laughed at the comment. Weeks later, Lask and Boesky were charged with harassment under […]