February 1, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 44

Stories from the February 1, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Columbia University counters affirmative action ad campaign

(U-WIRE) NEW YORK – One day after the Center for Individual Rights launched its nationwide campaign against the use of affirmative action in college admissions, Columbia University officials defended the school’s admissions policies as not only legal, but essential to the creation of a diverse student body. “Columbia has had an affirmative action program for […]

Ani DiFranco sends powerful message

In a decade when folk music does not capture attention like it used to, some hints of the genre remain. Blending together rock and acoustic sounds, female musicians of the 1990s have emerged with a different type of folk – folk rock. Epitomizing the new sound, Ani DiFranco returns with her latest release Up, Up, […]

News Briefs

UPD investigates bomb scare in Lisner Hall Members of the Metropolitan Police Department Explosive Ordinance Unit were called in Saturday night to investigate a suspicious package found in Lisner Hall. The call was made at 6:51 p.m., and within minutes MPD and University Police officers sealed off and evacuated the block around the building. Maurina […]

Arena Stage offers College Night

Students can enjoy live theater for the price of a movie ticket when the Arena Stage holds its College Night Feb. 4. With a valid college ID, students can purchase tickets for the Arena Stage’s production of “The Women” for $7.50. The admission price also includes post-show entertainment by Millennium Jazz, a jazz trio from […]

JCFS reviews sexual assault, rape policies

The Joint Committee of Faculty and Students discussed a proposal Friday that would integrate rape under the definition of sexual assault, change reporting and victim assistance procedures, and enhance campus awareness about the issue. The Student Association Senate-sponsored resolution presented to the JCFS Friday intends to eliminate “the distinction between rape and sexual assault,” according […]

Depeche Mode reveals its evolution with latest album

Depeche Mode is one of the few bands from the 1980s that survived the cross-over into the 1990s. But more impressively, it became more successful in the later years. Although critics often disliked it, the band was successful commercially. Many of the big-name bands of today, including Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo and Tricky, have cited Depeche […]

Draw on Luke’s face and win praise

OK kids, get ready to have some fun. Yes, I know I usually write about dreary, serious and mundane topics, but this installment is going to be completely different. It is going to be wacky. You see, it all goes back to New Year’s. I was visiting New York City for the huge Times Square […]

Edward Skip Gnehm Jr.

When Skip Gnehm was president of the GW student government in the mid-1960s, he knew students who had been expelled for violating the school’s residence hall curfew or for sneaking into the women’s hall. Times have changed in Foggy Bottom in the ensuing 30 years, not just on campus, but also at the Department of […]

Letters to the Editor

Continue the goals I would like to respond to the Jan. 28 full-page advertisement against racial preferences entitled “Guilty by Admission” (p. 8) and the article about the ad (“Ad campaign claims illegal admissions,” p. 3). This ad is frustrating and disheartening. Universities should not go back to the days of exclusionary admissions policies because […]

GW offers reward for computer theft clues

The Office of Student and Academic Support Services offered a $500 reward last week for information about nine reported technology thefts in University buildings last month. The most recent incidents involved the theft of two Random Access Memory cards and a Pentium II processor in the Mitchell Hall computer lab, and the theft of a […]