March 22, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 56

Stories from the March 22, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

UC regents attempt to diversify system

(U-WIRE) SAN FRANCISCO – In the first tweak of the admissions process since the ban on affirmative action practices, University of California regents voted Thursday to guarantee a UC spot to high school students who graduate in the top four percent of their class. With Gov. Gray Davis in attendance, regents approved a plan designed […]

Eminem’s new album goes stale quickly

With his debut album, The Slim Shady LP, Eminem (a.k.a. Slim Shady, a.k.a. Marshall Mathers), has created the music equivalent of an episode of “The Jerry Springer Show.” It’s funny, disturbing and sounds like a car crash – you can’t help listening. But by the end of the album, the sound becomes tired and stale. […]

Seventeen honors Wake Forest freshman

(U-WIRE) WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – When Wake Forest freshman Melissa Poe did not hear back from President George Bush, she took matters into her own hands. Nine years later, she has helped thousands of people work toward her original goal – a cleaner environment. Recently, Poe was recognized for her efforts. She went to Washington to […]

The Offspring bubbles with energy, little else

The Offspring was late, and the crowd was growing restless. “What the (expletive)?” asked one aging hard-rock fan. Finally, a half hour later, the lights in George Mason’s Patriot Center went dim, and guitar music started. A massive shout erupted from the audience, resembling a middle school dance gone awry and a 15-year reunion for […]

News Briefs

GW awards full scholarships to eight D.C. students The University will award more than $1 million in full scholarships to eight D.C. public high school students as part of the GW Presidential 21st Century Scholars Program. The 1999 Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship recipients will be announced at a press conference Tuesday in the University Club. […]

SA: all are welcome to participate

There have been a lot of things said about the Student Association lately; not surprisingly, most of them are negative, which in my opinion is extremely unfortunate and not well deserved. Therefore, I am writing this with a novel purpose, namely to defend OUR Student Association. Yes, contrary to what many seem to believe, the […]

Fellowship program selects GW medical library as a host

GW recently was designated a host institution in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellowship Program, which will match the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library with an associate from the program. “The Himmelfarb Library staff is excited about the prospect of working with an NLM associate here at GW,” said Patricia Wilson, Himmelfarb’s assistant director […]

Upcoming Games

B-baseballG-golf Monday: G at Loyola College Invit. Tuesday: G at Loyola College Invit.B at George Mason-2:30 p.m. Wednesday: B at Navy-3 p.m. Thursday: no games scheduled

Incident at Boston College was discrimination, plain and simple

There is no such thing as “reverse discrimination.” The headline of The GW Hatchet’s March 4 editorial (p. 4) erroneously referred to an instance at Boston College of the denial of male students’ civil rights on the basis of sex under this absurd, illogical term. Discrimination is a social wrong perpetrated by one group against […]