February 25, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 51

Stories from the February 25, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

MCGB’s purpose eludes students this election season

Marvin Center Governing Board Chair Mike Petron is seeking another term in office, but his name will not appear on the ballot in next week’s election. Petron said he considers himself a write-in candidate. He said he did not run officially because a recent illness made it impossible for him to obtain the necessary signatures. […]

Nadler reassures CDs about Social Security

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) discussed Social Security and the ideological differences of the two major political parties at a presentation sponsored by the GW College Democrats Wednesday in the Marvin Center ballroom. Nadler, who served on the House Judiciary Committee throughout President Clinton’s impeachment trial, has been a member of the House of Representatives since […]

Justice in Jasper – Staff editorial

The residents of Jasper, Texas, have been in the unrelenting glare of the media spotlight since the horrible incident there last year. It was an event that seemed more appropriate for pre-civil rights days when the Ku Klux Klan and impromptu lynchings were commonplace than today’s supposedly enlightened times. James Byrd Jr. was dragged to […]

Students debate future of African nations

GW’s Organization of African Students held a panel discussion Tuesday to find ways to save Africa from social, military and economic oppression in the 21st century. The panel, moderated by GW political science professor David Simon, was compromised of native African GW students, many of whom have witnessed war and revolution firsthand. They included Hanad […]

Colonial women prepare for Atlantic 10 tourney

The GW women’s basketball team lost 73-72 to Virginia Tech in last year’s semifinal game of the Atlantic 10 Tournament after winning the A-10 regular season championship. So perhaps giving up the A-10 regular season crown to Virginia Tech is an auspicious sign for GW’s chances in the league tournament beginning Friday at the Forum […]

CIRC drives to repair GW’s e-mail services

GW’s Computer Information Resource Center shut down the GWIS2 e-mail system late Tuesday night with the assistance of Sun Microsystems to fix lingering problems with drives and space. CIRC shut down the system after examining a series of issues affecting the department earlier Tuesday. “(Tuesday night attempted) to remove the corrupted file system,” said Greg […]

News Briefs

Thurston Hall CFs to show their talent Thurston Hall community facilitators are planning a talent show for 6 p.m. Friday in the Mitchell Hall theater. Senior CF Brigget Smith said the CFs will perform “our spin on Thurston myths.” Student Association candidates Phil Meisner and Cat Sadler also will presenr an act, Smith said. She […]

Letters to the Editor

Like `Waiting for Godot’ The Student Association isn’t fun. I know that I’m not supposed to talk about it. I’m only a student and not an SA tool. But I like to challenge the SA. I want to attend an SA Senate meeting without being afraid that I’ll be there for three hours. Is there […]

JEC: Poor judgment, bad calls

The Joint Elections Committee has made three incredibly ridiculous mistakes that will negatively affect this year’s Student Associations elections. First, the JEC in all its wisdom decided to change the time posters are allowed to go up on campus to 8 a.m. Although in previous years the time was noon or 5 p.m., students began […]