April 26, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 66

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

Spring Fling goes to the `X-treme’

The skies were clear and the sun was shining this year over Program Board’s “X-treme Spring Fling” on the Quad as students were treated to live music, free food and games. “Spring Fling is a totally free event put on by the Program Board for the students,” said PB Parties Chair Shreema Sanghvi. “It is […]

Allegations of genocide by Turkey demand a response

An Armenian and Muslim tragedy? Yes! Genocide? No! That summarizes the conclusion of 68 scholars who declared more than a decade ago that historic evidence does not support a premeditated attempt by the Ottoman Empire to exterminate Armenians. Years have gone by since this declaration was published, but efforts continue by Armenian groups to prove […]

Transferring three years to paper

A dear friend recently asked me if I regretted transferring to GW from the University of Missouri-Columbia my sophomore year. Without a moment’s hesitation, I said, “No.” My three years at GW have been a collection of bittersweet memories, which my heart will treasure and my mind will analyze forever. I grew close to those […]

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 […]