March 1, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 52

Stories from the March 1, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Court keeps five SA candidates off ballot

The student court ruled Sunday that Student Association presidential candidate Phil Meisner, executive vice presidential candidate Cat Sadler and three Senate candidates should remain off the ballot in this week’s election. In a hearing, the court found the Joint Elections Committee did not follow procedures in removing the candidates from the ballot Feb. 19. But […]

Gender-based policies restricted female students

Though the sight of male and female college students partying together until the wee hours of the morning is common at GW today, 35 years ago unsupervised coed socializing was tightly restricted. Until the social liberation of the 1960s, the GW administration acted as a parent’s surrogate in supervising its students. It was not until […]

Riding the Internet’s bull market

Money. Oh lordy, do we love money. Is there anything it can’t do? It can buy us beautiful things. It can make us feel big and important. Money can’t buy you love, but who needs love when you have a walk-in humidor? In this exciting capitalist society, money is the key to eternal happiness, to […]

Classifieds 3/1/99

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Just whose holiday is it?

In his Feb. 16 “Forgotten history” letter to the editor, (p. 4), Joshua Isard writes that the holiday on the third Monday in February is “Presidents’ Day, a day in honor of all those who served as president of our United States.” Actually, the federal holiday and state holiday in most states is designated as […]

Indian festival unites tri-state campuses

Assembling talent and excitement from four local universities, GW’s Indian Students’ Association drew a crowd of more than 1,200 people to its annual Holi Rangeela show Friday night at Lisner Auditorium. Building on last year’s successful show, which included students from the University of Maryland, the ISA added George Mason and Georgetown universities to the […]

Candidate Statements ’99

SA president Ed MeinertDespite our great diversity on campus, the fundamental flaw in our community is a lack of unity. I believe the only organization that can defeat this division is the SA. The president and the government should make its top priority to improve coordination of events and groups on campus. Phil MeisnerI’m running […]

With kids, athletes play the service game

GW athletes from nearly every sport got a workout Friday night in the Marvin Center gameroom when they turned out to bowl, play pool and eat pizza with local elementary school students. The program was a first-time endeavor organized by the Student Activities Center, the athletic department and Neighbors Project. “Everyone seemed to have a […]

Dartmouth infringing on rights

This is in response to The GW Hatchet’s Feb. 22 “Worth a try” editorial about the current situation regarding the Greek-letter system at Dartmouth College (p. 4). Dartmouth College – model for the campus featured in the hit movie “Animal House” about wild college fraternities – has declared war on fraternities and sororities in a […]

GW student groups dump alcohol parties

In a year marred by incidents student alcohol abuse, student organizations are considering the consequences of offering alcohol at parties. GW’s College Democrats recently decided it would be inappropriate to use student group funds for alcohol at parties. The members said they would not use CD allocations to alcohol, CD Vice President Anjan Choudhury said. […]