April 22, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 65

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

A quick walk through an album of memories

After two years, many papers and some of the best times ever, I am getting ready to head back down south. In this short but memorable time at GW, many things have added to my rocking experience. From the first day of transfer CI, sitting in the advising office (with all the other transfer students […]

Post-modern moments create confusion in `Memorandum’

Multitudes of newspaper-reading professionals spinning across a dark stage illuminated by pink spiraling lights with off-key merry-go-round music droning in the background. Sounds bizarre, right? This and many more puzzling post-modern moments occur in the GW Theatre and Dance Department’s production of Vaclav Havel’s 1965 play “Memorandum.” Entering the surreal world of post-modernism, the Department […]

GW instructors demand higher pay

Graduate teaching assistants and part-time faculty members are calling for higher pay and better benefits, a change they say would boost the quality of the academic services they provide students. “It takes 42 part-time faculty members to earn what (GW President Stephen Joel) Trachtenberg earns in a year,” part-time English Professor Jon White said. Rachel […]

Finding herself in a new city

As children, we are given rulers and told we must measure our dreams. We are given pens and forced to write our eulogies. There is something about the creative spirit in me that rebelled against those ideas, that sought to find answers to questions I didn’t know how to ask. I think my decision to […]

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Committee to unveil GW’s AIDS memorial quilt at Spring Fling

GW’s AIDS Awareness Committee brought a host of activities to campus every day this week to raise awareness about the deadly disease. The week began with a community service project Saturday and the activities continued Sunday at the Thurston Block Party. AIDS Awareness Committee member Jeff Marootian said more than 140 students used construction paper […]

Letters to the Editor

Remember the Earth For those of you who believe otherwise, GW does recycle. In fact, between 1990 and 1998, GW recycled an average of 14 percent of all its waste per year, making an average of $5,551 per year and avoiding a total of $221,639 in landfill fees since 1990. (Yes, it does cost money […]

GW prepares campus for NATO summit

The University will conduct “business as usual” this weekend as the city hosts a summit to commemorate NATO’s 50th anniversary. Administrators made note of which community facilitators will be in town this weekend, but no other special precautions are being made, said Linda Donnels, GW’s associate vice president and dean of students. “We wanted to […]

University professors’ salaries rise nationwide

Salaries for university faculty increased by 3.6 percent this year, the American Association of University Professors announced Friday, but the news is not all positive. The increase more than doubles the inflation rate and is the largest one-year hike in 12 years, AAUP said. The average salary for professors at 19 American universities rose to […]

Mumia’s guilt has never been in doubt

For weeks, I have watched with disgust as the ignorant and irrational have embraced the cause of a man who deserves nothing but scorn. This man is Wesley Cook (a.k.a. Mumia Abu-Jamal), an individual who was convicted of killing 25-year-old Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. This is a man who, as a youth, was affiliated […]