March 1, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 52

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

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. […]

Tourist traps for the millennium

(U-WIRE) NORMAN, Okla. – Call your travel agent. Four million people are expected to visit the Holy Land over the coming months as the new millennium approaches. If you don’t secure a hotel reservation now, there may be no room for you in the inn. Many businesses in Israel hope to prosper from the event. […]

Too much hype for female candidates?

(U-WIRE) GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As we approach the outset of the next wave of political campaigns, it looks as if some of the most serious contenders in the national spotlight will be women. Prominent females loom as possible office-holders for both Democrats and Republicans, and the message from all camps transcends the usual political division: […]

Grosso for EVP – Staff editorial

The race for Student Association executive vice president features three candidates who each have a year’s experience in the SA and have participated in a variety of other campus activities. Unfortunately, no candidate clearly stands out above the rest. Each candidate has some good ideas for new initiatives and stresses communication. But no candidate has […]

Upcoming Games

B-baseballG-gymnasticsMBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketballWT-women’s tennis **Men’s A-10 Tourn. Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: B vs. UMBC-2:30 p.m.G vs. Towson-7:30 p.m.WT at Maryland-1:30 p.m. Thursday: MBB vs. St. Bonn./Dayton-7 p.m.**B at Coppin St.-3 p.m.