February 4, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 45

Stories from the February 4, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Local students shadow GW staff

GW administrators played host to 30 area middle school students as part of National Groundhog Job Shadow Day Tuesday. Since 1996, Groundhog Job Shadow Day has grown to a nationwide program that gives students the chance to “shadow” a professional by spending a day with them in the workplace. Seventh-grade students from Oxon Hill Middle […]

Watercolor paintings reveal region’s link with surroundings

On a wall bordering the entrance to Robert Powell’s exhibit at the Sackler Gallery hangs an eight-foot photograph of a stretch of the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal. Snow-battered, barren and erupting dramatically into the sky, the enormous mountains dwarf the spot-sized dwellings. On the other side of the wall, Powell’s watercolor paintings zoom in on […]

The conundrums of cohabitation

It is unfortunate that The Hatchet’s Jan. 28 editorial “Staying separate,” (p. 4), retains a close-minded and unhelpful attitude toward freshmen Clark Harding and Kathy Rooney and their fight to room together next year. The editorial said that perhaps the students “should choose their battles,” implying that the two freshmen would not win their case […]

Lots of money, but little accountability

The Jan. 28 issue of The GW Hatchet reported the Program Board lost almost $45,000 on its attempt last semester to provide campus-wide programming by hosting a concert at the Smith Center featuring Blues Traveler (“PB scales down programs after $45,000 concert loss,” p. 1). The Program Board is the most elaborate and extravagant student-run […]