April 15, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 63

Stories from the April 15, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Freshmen to host Thurston Block Party

A five-story Ferris wheel, a moon bounce, free food and live music will highlight the Thurston Block Party Sunday. Organizers of the event said the block party in front of Thurston Hall is open to all students, but it is an especially important event for freshmen. “This is the only event freshmen have for themselves,” […]

SASS memo warns Greek-letter groups

A GW administrator threatened to suspend all fraternity and sorority events involving alcohol if Greek-letter organizations ignore University alcohol regulations. Mike Gargano, assistant vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said he wrote a memo to the entire Greek-letter community last month because he will not tolerate violations of alcohol policies. He said he […]

Historically black schools find place in new millennium

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – There is a place for high school students who want their minority to be the majority. Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), once the only place for African-American youngsters to go, are now trying to find their niche in the array of choices available to graduating high school students. “HBCUs have been […]

Truman Scholarship honors junior for leadership potential

Ami Shah said she nervously entered President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s office April 2 after she received a mysterious phone call several days earlier. To her surprise, Trachtenberg informed her she was one of this year’s 79 nationally recognized Truman scholars. The Truman Fellowship, which was established in 1975 in memory of U.S. President Harry S. […]


The jump headline on the article “Lambda Chi Alpha faces sanctions” (April 8, pages 1 and 14) should not have said the fraternity lost its charter. The chapter’s national organization has placed it on social probation and it retains its charter.

Panel predicts Internet’s future

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The heads of some of the largest Internet access companies testified before the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday about the prospects of government regulation and the future of the industry. “It is important to ensure that the enormous benefits of advanced telecommunications services are accessible to all Americans, regardless of where they live, […]

GW abolishes freshman mentoring program

GW administrators met with students last week to explain their decision to end the University’s Pre-College Review and Enrichment Program. PREP was an eight-week summer program in which 50 incoming freshmen from the D.C. area took classes and leadership seminars to ensure a higher level of performance in college. But administrators cut the program’s funding, […]

Movie on homosexual rights was wrong for second-grade students

(U-WIRE) COLLEGE STATION, Texas – One of the most contentious issues in American society today is homosexuality. It is an issue that evokes such strong emotions that both sides of the spectrum seem to have gone overboard. On one side, there is the First Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. – more commonly known to the […]

Letters to the Editor

Come one, come all Memories of midterms are still in our heads and the thought of finals will soon be looming over our beds at night. But we’d like to invite you to sit back, relax and put your worries aside. The Thurston Hall Council and its Block Party Committee have been working all semester […]

Denying death — Staff editorial

A Michigan judge sentenced Jack Kevorkian Tuesday to 10 to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder. The sentence ends Kevorkian’s nine-year crusade for doctor-assisted suicide, during which he helped more than 130 people end their lives. While the Michigan sentence ends Kevorkian’s life mission – at least until an appeals court hears the case […]