April 26, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 66

Stories from the April 26, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Tibetan monk describes33 years of torture

Exiled Tibetan monk Palden Gyatso described his 33-year imprisonment in Tibet and the torture he endured at the hands of his Chinese captors in a speech to more than 80 students Thursday night at the GW Law School. Gyatso said prisoners were given only one ladle of soup per day and forced to plow the […]

Letters to the Editor

Checks and balances The April 22 front-page article “University professors’ salaries rise nationwide” was timely. However, the article would have been more complete if there also had been reference to the extensive story in the April 23 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education and if there had been an analysis of how GW’s faculty […]

New place to play – Staff editorial

The University is tentatively planning to move several varsity athletic teams to the Mount Vernon campus. This idea is a welcome move – it would create a win-win situation for students at both the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses. The men’s and women’s soccer teams play in South Riding, Va., near Dulles International Airport. […]

SA could move funding process to cyberspace

Student Association President-elect Phil Meisner wants to make the student group allocation process more convenient by putting it on the Internet. “Everything that can be automated will be automated,” Meisner said. Meisner said student groups will be able to apply online for allocations. “The whole system will be updated with new technology,” Meisner said. “Groups […]

Shooting scapegoats – Staff editorial

In the aftermath of the tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., school administrators around the nation are devising ways to prevent a repeat occurrence. Their efforts are laudable, but some schools are taking preventative measures to an extreme. Administrators have banned trench coats in some Colorado public schools because they fear copycat crimes […]

Meisner proposes single allocation formula

Student Association Senate Finance Committee members finished spring student group financial allocations Tuesday and prepared to make next year’s allocation process fair and on time. But SA President-elect Phil Meisner said he will reject the spring allocations because the process is unfair. “My goal is to make sure that groups get responses on time, and […]

Mescheriakov readies for future

Only a few GW basketball players are remembered by every fan who has witnessed a Colonials game. Graduate student Yegor Mescheriakov is one of them. Standing at 6-9, Mescheriakov has dazzled fans with his intense slam dunks and dynamic all-around skills. In the last four years, Mescheriakov has helped give the GW basketball program a […]

Mount Vernon forms advisory council

The GW Student Association Senate recently passed a resolution endorsing the Mount Vernon advisory council, a system of ad hoc committees formed to address the needs of students at the all-female campus. “(Mount Vernon) students have very different needs,” said Jesse Strauss, SA executive vice president. “The SA needs to take a hands-off approach.” The […]

Upcoming Games

B-baseball Monday: B at Howard-3 p.m. Tuesday: B vs. James Madison-3 p.m. Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: no games scheduled

Lehman says part-time pay scale is justified

GW’s pay scale for part-time professors was not created or structured to provide a living wage, said Donald Lehman, GW’s vice president for academic affairs. Some part-time faculty members said recently low pay and a lack of benefits hurt the quality of services they provide students. But Lehman said the pay scale for part-time instructors […]