February 11, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 47

Stories from the February 11, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Apartments examine security after attack

The attempted sexual assault of a student resident of the Potomac Park apartment building has revived concerns about security in off-campus buildings. Several buildings have augmented their security, while others have determined their current procedures are sufficient. Staff at The Statesman, 2020 F St., require tenants to notify the person stationed at the front desk […]

1968: The year civil rights hit Greek-letter life

Entrenched in a climate of rampant racism and daily fear, half a dozen African-American students at Cornell University in 1906 decided it was time to take a bold step. Together they founded a brotherhood called Alpha Phi Alpha, successfully establishing the nation’s first black fraternity on a college campus. Twelve men created the fraternity, but […]

University on sidelines of sweatshop protest

College students at major universities nationwide continue to protest the use of sweatshops to manufacture collegiate clothing, but GW has stayed out of the controversy. The anti-sweatshop campaign gained national attention when Duke University’s Students Against Sweatshops rallied to require licensees to enact more stringent codes of conduct regarding substandard working conditions and public disclosure […]

Valentine’s Day offers couples a reason to celebrate romance

Shelves are stocked with flowers and chocolate, shop windows display festive explosions of hearts and balloons and even TV Guide is advertising specials lined up for Feb. 14. The red carpet has been rolled out for Valentine’s Day. For its ardent observers, Valentine’s Day provokes both childish giddiness and a certain degree of preparation anxiety. […]

News Briefs

GW employee assaults co-workerA GW food service employee is under Metropolitan Police investigation after assaulting a co-worker at J Street Feb. 2. One female struck the other in the forehead during an argument over borrowed money, according to a University Police Department report. The injured female checked into GW Hospital after a second assault from […]

V-Day presents opportunity to dabble in aphrodisiacs

Remember elementary school? Life was simple. Valentine’s Day meant making hearts out of construction paper and giving one to every single person in the class. No one was excluded – even the boy who ate glue got a Valentines. Oh, how times have changed. Welcome to college. Even in high school it was simpler. Options […]

U-WIRE, Hatchet form Washington bureau

In a move that will provide college students expanded coverage of national higher education issues, The GW Hatchet signed a contract late last week to operate the Washington bureau of the University Wire, the collegiate equivalent of the Associated Press. U-WIRE is a wire service that provides more than 450 college and university newspapers with […]

Don’t have someone special? Feb. 14 can still be fun

As Valentine’s Day nears, those without a special someone encounter the tortures of the season, constant reminders that they are single. From talk of how paired-up friends plan to spend the day to the never-ending roses, candy, hearts and that distasteful Pepto Bismol color around every corner, single people are reminded that they will be […]

Dartmouth trustees make Greek-letter system coed

(U-WIRE) HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth College Board of Trustees and college President James Wright announced Tuesday a plan that will put an end to the single-sex fraternity and sorority system, which has existed at the college for more than 150 years. Although it is unclear what the new system will look like, Wright said […]

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