April 12, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 62

Stories from the April 12, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

United Nations debuts at GW

United Nations representatives assembled in Funger Hall Friday for a three-day conference. But these members wore awkward-looking suits and few spoke the language of the countries they represented. Was it a sign of a disintegrating U.N.? Just the opposite. GW’s International Affairs Society and Elliott School of International Affairs hosted their first Washington Area Model […]

Cash compensation entices students to donate eggs, sperm

Fertility clinics are increasingly targeting college students for egg and sperm donations through advertisements in college newspapers – a trend some medical professionals say could be exploitating students. Potential health risks aside, students may find the financial incentives to donate often are too enticing to ignore. Some fertility clinics offer donors as much as $3,000, […]

Muslims rally for U.S. ground troops in Kosovo

GW’s Muslim Students Association and Students Against Sanction joined area Muslims at a rally in Lafayette Park Saturday to call for the use of ground troops to aid predominantly Muslim ethnic Albanians in Kosovo. Children held posters calling for U.S. troops to intervene in Kosovo. Muslim women who wore white hijabs – scarves covering their […]

News Briefs

Sikhs celebrate 300th anniversary of the Khalsa The GW Sikh Student Association held a three-day festival this weekend to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Khalsa, an integral component of the Sikh faith. This weekend’s event marked the first time the GW SSA coordinated a national conference. Nearly 70 students participated in a heated discussion […]

RHA tournament collects clothing

The Residence Hall Association collected almost 1,000 articles of clothing at the fourth Annual Martin Luther King Volleyball Tournament and clothing drive Thursday at the Smith Center. “(The event) combines the spirit of competition and serving our community,” said event chair Noel Frame, RHA vice president of community service. About 175 people cheered the 20 […]

WIN lecture links porn and assault

Womyn’s Issues Now commemorated Sexual Assault Awareness Month last week with a series of events, including a lecture and slide show that focused on pornography and its impact on women. Guest speaker Marty Langelan, Feminists Against Pornography volunteer and former president of the D.C. Rape Crisis Center, drew a distinction between pornography and erotica. Pornography […]

What I would do with $200 million

Tuesday night I won $50 from a scratch-off lottery ticket. At the time, I thought it was great, but now I realize I probably used up all my lottery luck for the rest of my life. Because that same night, to my surprise, I did not win the $200 million jackpot in the “Big Game” […]

GW honors minority women

Latinas Promoviendo Communidad organized the first GW Minority Women’s Week to celebrate minority women’s achievements and highlight their issues. “We wanted to unify the minority women on campus and work with other women to see how we related to each other’s cultures,” said junior Katherine Weil, LPC public relations chair. The activities, which began April […]

Students and fertility clinics – Staff editorial

Ads for fertility clinics are popping up in college newspapers across the nation, including this one. Students are specifically targeted because they are generally healthy and easily enticed by the money that many fertility clinics offer for donations. Egg and sperm donation is a lucrative business in the baby-making industry. Egg donors can earn up […]

Melissa, the Web’s virtual virus

(U-WIRE) LINCOLN, Neb. – Back in 1992, the Melissa virus would have passed by mostly unnoticed except by a handful of people concerned with computers and some members of the media trying to get America to care. Don’t laugh and pass it off as impossible, because it happened, more or less. In 1992, in the […]