March 11, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 55

Stories from the March 11, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW finds asbestos in Marvin Center

Asbestos removal in the Marvin Center may further delay renovations to the building, Marvin Center Governing Board Chair Mike Petron said. Asbestos, a group of natural mineral fibers known for its strength and fire-resistant properties, was used widely in the past for thermal insulation and fire proofing. But asbestos can damage the respiratory system and […]

Court names observers for SA election recount

The student court appointed three students Wednesday to act as independent observers for the recount of the Student Association presidential election ballots. Joint Elections Committee members said they planned to start the recount Wednesday night, with Cooper Deerwester, Andrew Sisk and former SA President Damian McKenna in attendance. The JEC had not determined the procedures […]

SA to review charter for split referendum

The Student Association Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to create a special commission to examine changing the SA constitution to split the SA into separate bodies for graduate and undergraduate students. The piece of legislation was a result of last week’s passage last week of a referendum supporting the idea of separate legislatures. “The […]

Upcoming Games

G-gymnasticsB-baseballMT-men’s tennisWT-women’s tennisMBB-men’s basketball *Orlando, Fla. NCAA Tournament#if necessary Thursday: MBB vs. Indiana-10:10 p.m.* Friday: B at Washington-9 p.m. Saturday: G at Maryland w/Florida-7 p.m.B at Washington-4 p.m.MT at UNC GreensboroWT at Hilton HeadMBB vs St. John’s/Samford*# Sunday: B at Washington-4 p.m.WT at Hilton Head

News Briefs

CRs celebrate with new House Speaker GW’s College Republicans welcomed the new Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), at the National Republican Congressional Committee Fund-Raising Dinner Tuesday at the Washington Hilton. The event, which was a $1,000-per-plate dinner, had a football theme inspired by Hastert and other Republican leaders with an interest in the […]

Colonials complete sweep of Fairfield

GW completed a three-game sweep of Fairfield University with a 9-2 victory Monday afternoon at Barcroft Park. Tom Baginski struck out 13 batters in eight innings for the Colonials (6-7). The hurler gave up two runs – only one earned – on four hits, while the Colonials’ offense provided nine runs on 11 hits to […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks from the fans As a (hopefully) graduating senior of this fine institution, I’ve been to quite a few basketball games in my four years here, both home and away. In fact, you may have seen my friends and I at the games. We’re the people who wear those retina-burning yellow shirts and sit down […]

The JEC’s `monumental mistakes’

There has been an extraordinary level of focus on the activities of the Joint Elections Committee this year, which there rightly ought to be. However, do not let one broken institution draw your attention away from the others. This year’s student government elections are indicative of the problems that have plagued our so-called campus leadership […]

Serving on the JEC took too great a toll

When I made the decision to resign from the Joint Elections Committee, it was after much consideration. Though I planned to move forward with my other commitments, there apparently is still need for explanation. I resigned from the JEC because my grades were in jeopardy. Period. There is no other reason. Contrary to popular speculation, […]

NCAA, grades and rules – Staff editorial

A federal judge in Philadelphia ruled Monday that the NCAA’s freshman eligibility standards violate federal civil rights laws because of their “unjustified” impact on black students. The case will be appealed, but if it stands, Division I and II schools will no longer be required to follow rules designed to improve athletes’ graduation rates and […]