January 28, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 43

Stories from the January 28, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Senators define logistics of SA split

With a referendum scheduled to appear on ballots the first week in March, members of the Student Association have begun to devise a timetable to ensure a plan to split the SA into separate graduate and undergraduate governments is timely. Graduate Sen. Emily Cummins (CSAS), a co-sponsor of the legislation that urges the split, said […]

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Playwright Alfred Uhry’s theatrical portrayal of a Southern Jewish family caught in the throes of an identity crisis is muted by charm and humor. But “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” does more than relay a story – it casts a spotlight on the crossroads of a region, history and topic rarely considered by literary America. […]

First lady to speak at Betts Theatre

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak at the Betts Theatre Thursday at the Eighth Annual Jo Oberstar Memorial Lecture. The Oberstar Lecture, founded in 1991 by U.S. Rep. James L. Oberstar (D-Minn.), is an annual event held to promote public awareness of breast cancer, now the leading cause of death for American women ages […]

The Bar Belle

Originally Published 01/28/99 Where: 3139 M St. N.W.Crowd: Young professionals with a few older folks mixed inGetting in: IDs required at the doorPrices: Bottles $3.50, draft $3, mixed drinks $4.95Food: Lots, and it’s goodDancing: Not reallyPick-ups: A few sketchy old men and women having mid-life crisesPluses: Tables to sit and Tootsie Roll lollipopsMinuses: No dancing […]

Faculty scholars showcase talent

GW professors, students and community members came together for a day of learning and interaction at the third annual 1999 Scholars Showcase in the Marvin Center Tuesday. During the day, Stage and Screen events in the Betts Theatre ran concurrently with Programs and Panels on the fourth floor and the Scholars Expo in the Continental […]

SA members weigh advantages of split

With the Student Association pondering whether to separate graduate students from undergraduates, many SA members are optimistic that the split will leave both constituencies stronger. “It will form a more perfect SA,” said Jesse Strauss, SA executive vice president. “It has been functioning intermittently well for the last 20 years. We’re trying to create a […]

GW debugs computers against Y2K glitches

The University’s Year 2000 Project committee, created to handle the computer glitch that may disable some computer functions in the year 2000, has stepped up its efforts to comply with a Department of Education ruling. The University installed Banner 3.0, software designed to debug computer software for 750 universities and colleges around the nation, to […]

Court to hear faculty age-discrimination suit

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will decide whether faculty members at public universities can sue in federal court under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The court announced that Kimel vs. State of Florida Board of Regents will appear on its March or April calendar. Last year, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

GW reconsiders housing policy

No matter how high their lottery numbers, Foggy Bottom students will not live at GW’s Mount Vernon campus if they would rather stay in the heart of D.C. Addressing the Residence Hall Association at a meeting Monday, RHA President Justin Lavella confirmed a new housing policy that will guarantee students from the Foggy Bottom campus […]

News Briefs

Flu epidemic hits GW Student Health has noticed a 20 percent increase in the number of patients this flu season, said Susan Haney, outreach coordinator for Student Health Services. She said more than 100 students have been diagnosed with flu symptoms and many of them had influenza A or “true flu,” which could have been […]