April 15, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 63

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

Israeli journalist uncovers Neo-Nazi movement

The week before Hitler’s birthday, Ron Furey and 4,000 of his Nazi comrades celebrated the anniversary of their hero’s birth with a raucous rally in honor of the F?hrer‘s success. Raving drunk, the swastika-covered tribe raged late into the night, praising themselves and dreaming of the future of the Rhineland. The soir?e was straight out […]

Hillel honors Holocaust victims and survivors

GW commemorated the 11 million men, women and children killed in the Holocaust during Yom Hashoah, the day of Holocaust remembrance, this week. GW Hillel, the Program Board, the Diversity Program Clearinghouse and other campus groups sponsored several events throughout the week, highlighting various aspects of the Holocaust, World War II and the current state […]

Dartmouth reacts to Greek-letter proposal

(U-WIRE) HANOVER, N.H. – An emotionally charged Dartmouth University Student Assembly meeting Wednesday night ended with the passage of a highly controversial resolution opposing any major alterations to the Coed Fraternity Sorority system without the consent of the CFS Council. This meeting comes two months after Dartmouth’s Board of Trustees announced a revolutionary social and […]

Shakespeare goes Greek

The play begins with a violent crash of noise – helicopters circling, the prison gates open and slam shut. The women of Troy enter, their heads shaven and clothing reflecting the horrible aftermath of war. Seasoned artistic director Michael Kahn brings to life “The Trojan Women,” the Shakespeare Theatre’s first Greek play. All the action […]

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. […]