January 25, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 42

Stories from the January 25, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

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CIA agent-professor dispels spy myth

The words “competitive intelligence” evoke images of clandestine activities and men in dark glasses and trench coats. But for CIA officer Pamela Noe, cloak-and-dagger scenarios are restricted to spy novels. Noe spoke to an audience of about 50 people Wednesday during a Brown Bag Lecture sponsored by the Elliott School of International Affairs. “Competitive intelligence […]

Muslims celebrate end of holy month

Almost 200 students gathered at J Street Friday night to usher in the holiday of Eid, which signals an end to the holy month of Ramadan. This year, Eid was observed for the first time in J Street along with students from Georgetown and Howard universities, and the University of Maryland. “Celebrating Eid in J […]

Atwood promotes U.S. foreign aid

J. Brian Atwood, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, urged more U.S. aid to developing nations in a speech in Stuart Hall Friday. The United States supplies the least foreign assistance of any industrialized nation in relation to its gross national product, Atwood said in a speech that was part of the Elliott […]

Save the Iraqi people, not Clinton’s presidency

It has been five weeks since President Clinton launched Operation Desert Fox, coming on the eve of an impending House impeachment vote against him for committing perjury and abusing power. To those of us who have long argued for strong military action in Iraq, Clinton’s thinly veiled “wag the dog” exercise was, to say the […]

Witnessing history for 15 minutes

Last semester, my roommate Kristie went to buy books for her history class and discovered the professor had assigned 16 required texts. Then on the first day of class, the professor asked the significance of the year 1954 and a handful of enthusiastic students volunteered that it was the year the shah of Iran was […]

Colonial women deserve more support

I would like to enthusiastically applaud the two features in the Jan. 14 issue of The GW Hatchet that dealt with the clear evidence of a lack of student body support for the women’s basketball program at GW (“GW should be ashamed of turnout for women’s basketball,” “Need reasons to come to GW women’s game?” […]

Letters to the Editor

`Forced’ graduation Regarding the Jan. 21 article “More GW students are graduating early,” (p. 2) perhaps the administration and the financial aid office should take into consideration that it is through some of their own regulations that some students are forced to graduate early. By stipulating that certain scholarships will only be maintained if a […]

Grading with gadgets – Staff editorial

Students who take the Graduate Management Admissions Test for business school admissions soon will have their essays read and graded by a computer. Under the new system, computers will be fed hundreds of essays that already have been graded by human readers and scored as either good, average or poor. The computer then will grade […]

Classroom harassment – Staff editorial

LaShonda Davis, an elementary school student from Monroe County, Ga., told her mother in late 1992 that a boy at school had been “messing” with her – grabbing her breasts and crotch. Her mother complained to the girl’s teacher and the school’s principal, but it took the school three months just to move the taunting […]