February 11, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 47

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

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 […]

High school hoops – Staff editorial

Fans packed the Smith Center Wednesday night to see a great game of basketball. No, neither GW basketball team played. Two of the best local boys’ high school teams, Good Counsel and DeMatha, squared off on GW’s home court for the second time in two months. It was a win-win situation. The game was a […]

Be careful out there – Staff editorial

The attempted sexual assault of a resident of the Potomac Park apartment building is a vivid reminder that rape and sexual assault occurs far too regularly. The media attention this incident generated should not lull people into a false sense of security. Just because this incident was one of the few such incidents reported near […]