January 28, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 43

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

GW students protest single-sex room policy

Freshmen Clark Harding and Kathy Rooney took their case to the American Civil Liberties Union Friday after the University denied their request to live together on campus. Crawford Hall residents Harding and Rooney submitted a grievance and the Community Living and Learning Center’s rejection of their request to the ACLU. Rooney said the pair is […]

GW Socialists call for economic equality and an end to capitalism

They looked like an ordinary assortment of young people settling into a Marvin Center room Tuesday night, but the dozen attendants at the meeting of the International Socialists Organization called themselves and their mission “revolutionary.” Embracing the prospect of economic equality and deriding the sins of capitalism, the young ISO members debated where to concentrate […]

You Make the Call

What do you think about the possibility of splitting the Student Association into undergraduates and graduate students? “I’ve met a couple of (graduate students) and the graduate students think there’s a hierarchy. No undergraduate students know graduates, and it seems like an undergraduate school.”-Melissa Friedman, freshman “I think concerns of graduate students and research programs […]

Swerving off course

The path from GW freshman to Colombian School scholar is littered with cheap beer, tuition-induced poverty and J Street indigestion. But a true milestone for many freshmen may be an academic one. The first day of every semester, freshmen walk into a classroom to complete their English requirement and emerge wondering whether they have crossed […]

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 […]