March 8, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 54

Stories from the March 8, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Referendum on SA split passes

The Student Association will appoint a commission to research the possible separation of the SA into graduate and undergraduate bodies, after students voted 933-206 to support the referendum to split the organization in last week’s election. At a Rules Committee meeting Friday, SA members said the commission will gather information, conduct research on student opinion […]

J Street election night flashbacks

I know everyone must be tired of hearing about the Student Association elections by now, but because I spent Wednesday night at J Street until about 6 a.m., the elections are all that is on my mind. It is has always struck me that the SA takes itself very, very seriously, especially considering that when […]

Remember the promises

My name is Paul Prados and a week ago I was running for Student Association president. Many of you passed me sitting in the Quad patiently waiting for you to tell me your problems. I never postered. I never palmcarded. I sat and waited for you. I had some good ideas and the people who […]

GW hangs with 12th-ranked West Virginia squad

In what was an extremely close competition last weekend, the GW gymnastics team lost to nationally ranked West Virginia University, 193.925 to 193.575. Ranked 12th in the nation, West Virginia did not win any of the events by more than seven-tenths of a point. “We definitely surprised them,” said GW head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham. “What’s […]

Quashing speculation about the JEC

Before rumors start to fly too much, I wanted to comment on my resignation as chair of the Joint Elections Committee. It is my hope that this letter will serve as an explanation and apology to the campus in general, the candidates, and most importantly, my friends on the JEC. My decision to leave the […]

GW takes two from Fairfield

The GW baseball team took both games of a doubleheader against Fairfield University Sunday afternoon at a cold and windy Barcroft Park. Colonial pitching dominated the twinbill. Starters Ari Zagaris and Adam Belicic combined to give up just four hits and one run. The three-game series with Fairfield (0-2) was moved back a day after […]

Letters to the Editor

You call that news? As I sat at work last Thursday and logged on to, I was very interested to see the article “Fraternities circumvent University’s keg policy” (p. 1). Being that this article was in the “Top News” section of, I was anxious to see what had happened over the weekend to […]

Washington baseball stadium proposal strikes out

So now it’s a baseball stadium. Get this straight, please – I’m in favor of baseball in the District of Columbia. As a former player and current fan, I like the game. The game of baseball, that is. But there’s another game going on in downtown Washington that I don’t like, and neither should any […]

B?isbol en Havana – Staff editorial

The Baltimore Orioles appear set to play two exhibition games against the Cuban national team this spring. The first will be March 28 in Havana. The second will be at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on one of the Orioles’ days off from Major League Baseball’s regular season in April. The deal was reached after […]

JEC: Easy as 1,2,4 – Staff editorial

This year’s Joint Elections Committee has provided students with a comedy of errors unlike any other in recent memory. First came the saga surrounding the removal of several Student Association candidates from the ballot for rules violations. Then came the election-night drama of waiting until 6 a.m. for the results. Now, in what is sure […]