January 25, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 42

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

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 […]

Gymnasts tumble at GW Invitational, place fourth out of six

The GW women’s gymnastics team came in fourth out of six teams at the GW Invitational at the Smith Center Saturday. The Colonial women finished with a total score of 186.15, well behind the first-place University of Maryland’s score of 189.825. The Terrapins were followed closely by the University of North Carolina (189.475). The Colonial […]

GW beats Bonnies, Rams on the road

GW seniors Shawnta Rogers and Yegor Mescheriakov bounced back from their disappointing performances Jan. 17 at Xavier and led the Colonials to a pair of crucial Atlantic 10 wins at Rhode Island and St. Bonaventure. GW (11-5, 5-1 A-10) had its hands full in both contests, needing scoring runs late in each game to pull […]

Colonial men lose, women tie JMU in swimming meet

In a meet it swept last season, the GW men lost and the women tied in swimming and diving action against James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., Sunday. The Colonial men lost 134-95, while the women finished knotted up at 121 apiece. In the men’s event, GW managed six first-place finishes. The lone double-winner for […]

Colonial women roll in A-10

The GW women’s basketball team dominated its two Atlantic 10 opponents last weekend by an average of 40 points to retain a tie for second place in the conference. The Colonial women (12-5, 6-2 A-10) recorded the biggest win in program history, defeating St. Bonaventure 91-41 at home Sunday. GW crushed Fordham 84-54 on the […]