February 22, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 50

Stories from the February 22, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Getting serious about defense spending

After years of criticism – mostly from the right – that President Clinton had allowed the U.S. military to deteriorate like the hollow forces of the 1970s, he finally gave in. Or that is what he would like the public to believe. During his State of the Union address in January, he said, “It is […]

The misery of the housing lottery

After Colonial Inauguration last year, I determined that the single most frustrating experience of my life was telephone registration for classes. I was at the fifth CI and spent about three hours on the phone only to hear that scary, horrifyingly frightening woman tell me that the classes I wanted were closed. Later, the mere […]

JEC takes six SA candidates off ballot

Six candidates plan to request an injunction Monday in student court after the Joint Elections Committee removed them from the ballot for not attending a mandatory candidates’ meeting last week. But the JEC members and candidates involved in the case offer varying versions of the events surrounding the election’s first major conflict. Jeff Marootian, acting […]

Worth a try – Staff editorial

Dartmouth College’s Board of Trustees decided last week to end the college’s 150-year-old single-sex fraternity and sorority system. Dartmouth President James Wright said the trustees’ decision will end the Greek-letter system “as we know it” and the college is prepared to spend tens of millions of dollars to implement its decision. The decision is a […]

PB exposes students to adult film

It was not Shakespeare or Spielberg. But the film’s title, Juranal Park, certainly rang a bell. And the 18-and-older crowd filled the Marvin Center ballroom Thursday night for Program Board’s showing of “XXX Adult Entertainment.” “We show a variety of films to meet a variety of students’ needs,” said PB Films Chair Ian Zeitzer. “It’s […]

Finally, some ethics – Staff editorial

Juanita Broaddrick is known as “Jane Doe No. 5.” She has been for quite a while. And although the public barely knows who she is, she comes with a story that is as explosive as it is unproven. Broaddrick claims that in 1978, then-Arkansas Attorney General Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her in a hotel room. […]

Slow-moving lottery lasts 12 hours

After months of policy revisions, weeks of publicity and a day of pandemonium, the annual on-campus housing lottery ended Saturday in the Marvin Center’s Columbian Square at 11 p.m. About 1,500 students who turned in their intent-to-return forms chose their future rooms at the lottery, said Mark Levine, assistant dean of students. Levine said he […]

GW can’t match up with Owls

PHILADELPHIA – GW men’s basketball head coach Tom Penders knows the reason his team lost 72-56 at Temple Saturday. Poor shooting was the culprit. “We didn’t hit the shots that we needed to hit to stay with them. I’m firing my offensive coordinator,” Penders said with a small laugh. He didn’t have much to smile […]

Paul Prados

Paul Prados has never been involved in the Student Association. But now he says he wants to be its president. He says he decided to run because he is “fed up” with the SA’s problems, and he says he has solutions. Prados says he will not poster or palmcard during the election season because he […]

Men, women finish in third at A-10s

Last year’s narrow defeat to Massachusetts at the Atlantic 10 Championship was disappointing for the GW men’s swimming and diving team, but this year’s finish might have been more heartbreaking. After taking the lead on the second day of the three-day competition, GW finished in third place at the meet held in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday […]