February 11, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 47

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

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 […]

Privatization is the only way to save Social Security

There is much talk about reforming Social Security. As college students, we should be scared. We face the prospect of paying taxes far in excess of current levels into a system that may not exist when we retire. While that does not have to be the case, Clinton’s proposal in the State of the Union […]

Wanted: A new set of leaders

Throughout my three and a half years at GW, I have read too many Hatchet articles about widely unpopular administration actions. Just recently I read about the tremendous anger stemming from the Community Living and Learning Center’s decision to change its fee waiver policy so students requiring financial aid pay the $300 housing deposit up […]

Hatchet editorial was a ‘crying shame’

As the paper of record for the University, The GW Hatchet’s Feb. 8 editorial “Crying Wolf” was a crying shame. Tuition will go up. As an organizer of the rally, I acknowledge and accept that. If the point of the rally was to prevent a tuition increase, The Hatchet is correct that it would have […]

GW let down Elliott School students

It was nearly four years ago that I arrived at GW, fresh from the wilds of Fargo, N.D. Eager for adventure and full of passion, I landed on campus and in our nation’s capital with a naive quest to save the world. I had never visited GW until I arrived here before the start of […]