April 22, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 65

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

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 […]

Recess to act out against AIDS

Recess, GW’s student comedy troupe, will round out the end of AIDS Awareness Week Friday with a 14-hour nonstop “Improv-a-thon” to raise money for AIDS research. The “Improv-a-thon” will include sketch comedy, improvised routines and a video, which the 10 performers made. The show will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on the Quad […]

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 […]