February 11, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 47

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

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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Travel experts warn about spring break scams

(U-WIRE) CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – To spend a relaxing spring break under the sun and not in an airport terminal, students should take precautions to avoid scams. “The No. 1 way students get scammed is when a friend of theirs works for a spring break outfit,” said Tom Betz, a lawyer with Student Legal Services. “If […]

GW political groups avoid debate on trial

The University’s political groups have maintained decorum in the past few weeks, choosing not to debate publicly the impeachment trial of President Clinton. College Republican Chairman Jared Hosid and College Democrats President Marc Shaller said their organizations have avoided direct debate about impeachment because they said debating the issue is counterproductive. “It has been beaten […]