February 8, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 46

Stories from the February 8, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Killing two birds with one stone

I don’t mind admitting I will do anything to avoid my chores. Mainly studying. Twice a week, the procrastination of choice is reading The GW Hatchet (well, first doing the crossword puzzle, then reading the articles). If you read The Hatchet last week, as I did, you noticed there were two issues that dominated the […]

New tax credits offer options

GW has hired a private company to help it follow new federal tax laws that provide new tax deductions to college students and their families. The new deductions include the Hope Scholarship credit and Lifetime Learning credit. Interest paid on any type of student loan up to $1,000 also now is deductible under provisions of […]

PB operates for students, by students

While Mr. O’Neil makes some halfway-decent points in his rather scatter-brained Feb. 4 op-ed (“PB: Lots of money, but little accountability,” p. 5), I would like to point out where he is either confused, mistaken or flat-out wrong. First of all, the Program Board is directly accountable to the student body. Mr. O’Neil seems to […]

GW makes Mount Vernon hall coed

Female students on the Mount Vernon campus will be allowed to live in Pelham Hall, GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said in a letter to Mount Vernon students Thursday. “I’m persuaded by your argument and will ask GW Vice President Robert Chernak to work with the administration of Mount Vernon to bring about the outcome […]

Mount Vernon ambiguities

“No person in the United States, shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to any discrimination under any educational programs or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Thus states the preamble to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. The issue regarding gender […]

JCFS to vote on sexual assault definition

The Joint Committee of Faculty and Students is expected to vote on changes in the Student Code of Conduct’s definition of sexual assault, rape and consent in the next month. Adam Siple, who headed an ad hoc Student Association subcommittee on the subject two years ago, presented a proposal to the JCFS at its Jan. […]

Free speech, misunderstood speech and my election-time speech

This diatribe will focus on three things: a national issue – the $107 million fine against an antiabortion group that ran a Web site called the Nuremberg Files; and two local issues – the now-famous “niggardly” comments and the soon-to-begin Student Association elections. Take a deep breath and let’s begin. The Nuremberg nuts The Feb. […]

Finding the truth – Staff editorial

In Illinois last week, Anthony Porter – who has been on death row for 16 years – was released from prison after Northwestern University journalism students discovered another man had committed the crimes. The students were investigating the evidence surrounding a 1982 double homicide trial as part of a Northwestern class. In an era of […]

Getting the facts on the lottery

With the housing lottery slated for Feb. 20, many questions, comments and concerns about housing options have arisen. We, the representatives of the Residence Hall Association, would like to address and clarify these issues for the student body. In response to the statement “GW is one school and it should only have one set of […]

Sugar Ray’s second release sours with unoriginality

Name your new album 14:59 (Atlantic) and your cheeky, self-deprecating prophecy just might ring true. The brazen title of Sugar Ray’s third full-length album only confirms the inevitable: This California fivesome’s 15 minutes of fame are about one second from expiring, and its album title isn’t half as clever as it thinks it is. That […]