April 22, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 65

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

Albright tells senators NATO must stay united

U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Tuesday the United States’ first objective in the Kosovo conflict is to “ensure that NATO remains united and firm.” Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Albright said she met with foreign ministers in Brussels, Belguim, last week to keep NATO countries united. She said the NATO 50th […]

Valuable lessons learned as EVP

Serving as executive vice president of the Student Association this year taught me a lot about GW. However, the three most important things I learned are the three rules of government characteristic of my generation. Because the leaders of student government today are the leaders of real governmental institutions in the future, these rules will […]

Singing her swan song with tears, smile

An eerie silence pervades the newsroom after I copy edit the last story of the night. The ever-present laughter has subsided, the phone’s incessant ringing has ceased and the bustling newsroom stands empty. Indeed, my own days of going “off to make the paper” and “staying up late to bring you the news” are over […]

Former GW professor urges lifting of sanctions against Iraq

A former GW professor of history and political science cautioned a GW audience Monday that the United Nation’s sanctions on Iraq are harming the Iraqi people and not Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s regime. Edmund Ghareeb, now a professor at American University, said the U.N. sanctions prohibiting the importation of food and medical supplies to Iraq […]

Horror beyond words–staff editorial

Tuesday’s deaths in a Littleton, Colo., high school are beyond description. What could possibly lead two students go on a murderous rampage that left more than a dozen dead? The nation’s talking heads and newspaper pundits will discuss why this tragedy occurred. Was it because available guns were readily available? Was it a result of […]

Hillel leads students into Jewish adulthood

Four local college students became Jewish adults Saturday – long after their 13th birthdays – when they read from the Torah and became bar and bat mitzvahs at GW’s Hillel. Graduate students Marni Kupferman and Leslie Brown, sophomore Healy Sutton and Howard University student Tyrrell Jones-Eiland studied under mentors to learn about Jewish history and […]

Coming soon: NATO–staff editorial

If you haven’t noticed, security around the city has been beefed up for NATO’s 50th anniversary summit this weekend. It’s a good thing, too. Washington is already an obvious target. Add 40 heads of state, 1,700 dignitaries and continued NATO military action in Kosovo, and our city becomes a natural bull’s eye for terrorists. Washington […]

Students set to relieve stress at Chalk-In

The University Counseling Center will invite students to pick up a piece of chalk and get creative at its annual Chalk-In Tuesday. Students hoping to release stress from finals, gain recognition for their student group or simply express themselves will be able to decorate all of H Street with chalk, said Bob Wilson, assistant director […]

GW rally falls short against Maryland

The GW baseball team continued its success against Atlantic 10 teams with a win over Dayton to start the week but lost a tight game to the University of Maryland. A game at Mount Saint Mary’s College Wednesday afternoon was canceled due to rain. The Colonials (22-20, 8-4 A-10) play a three-game home series against […]

University denies JEC compensation

Members of the Joint Elections Committee will not be paid for their work on the JEC this year, according to a memo issued by a University administrator this week. Jen McCarthy, coordinator of student organizations for the Student Activities Center and the JEC’s adviser, wrote in a memo Monday that the JEC charter does not […]