February 8, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 46

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

News Briefs

Dining Services Commission pushes for lower catering prices Student organization concerns about high-priced University catering services have led to a Dining Services Commission push for a price reduction. Chris Voss, who chairs the Student Association commission, said he became aware of the problem when student groups told him the price of food catered by the […]

New album shows Starr’s individuality

Going solo is never an easy task, especially after providing the beat for The Beatles. But in recent years, Ringo Starr has bravely faced the challenge, launching a solo career that echoes the energy of the Fab Four and at the same time establishing his individuality as a musician, song writer and comedian. Starr’s latest […]

Career fair offers jobs, internships

The GW Career Center hosted 60 organizations offering employment and internships at the semester’s first career fair Wednesday in the Marvin Center. “The fair is geared toward mostly non-technical jobs,” said Jeanette Rousseau, employer relations coordinator. “This is one mechanism for finding jobs and I do know that students get jobs through a fair like […]

GW’s road to integration had a few bumps

These days, Black History Month celebrations are commonplace, especially at GW, which markets its racial and ethnic diversity to prospective students. To promote culture and education, the Black Peoples’ Union will host an event almost every day this month. And Feb. 19, students of all races will crowd into Lisner Auditorium to watch the African-American […]

Bus trip opens door to Baltimore’s history

Several miles outside Baltimore’s bustling, modern Inner Harbor lie expansive community blocks that are home to much of the city’s working-class population. Despite dilapidated housing projects and boarded-up shops, many crumbling mostly-black neighborhoods cannot help but exude an important sense of history. Every corner tells a story. Most stretch back over centuries. Baltimore still lives […]

Classifieds [2/8/99]

Classified Ads Work Study Help Wanted Announcements Parking Opportunities Summer Jobs Housing Offered Services-General Travel Tutoring Typing/Word Proc. For Sale Miscellaneous Furniture

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 […]