August 30, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 8

Stories from the August 30, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW College Democrats grab attention of C-SPAN

The Democratic National Committee Chairman encouraged students to get involved in politics and poked fun at the Republican presidential candidates at the GW College Democrats’ Welcome Week barbecue Thursday in the Marvin Center. As C-SPAN videotaped the event, DNC Chairman Joseph Andrew told the crowd of CD members and prospective members that Democrats care about […]

GW financial aid is Y2K OK’d

GW’s computers are ready for the turn of the century despite nationwide concerns about the effect the Year 2000 computer problem will have on college and university student-aid services, University officials said. Education Secretary Richard Riley said earlier this month many colleges and universities are not ready for the expected Y2K problem. He said student-aid […]

GW student groups wait for new offices

Student organizations still waiting for office space will need to remain patient this week as the final arrangements are being made to the fourth floor of the Marvin Center, said Mike Petron, Marvin Center Governing Board chair. “I’m not happy about it,” Petron said. “I wish I could wave my hand and say we’re all […]

Binge drinking, drug use top college agendas

Screams and tears are the most recent memories a mother of a Pennsylvania State University student has of her daughter who died in an alcohol-related accident. “My daughter fell to her death,” the mother wrote, according to a letter read by PSU President Graham Spanier at the National Press Club Thursday. Spanier relayed this letter […]

Alpha Phi Alpha collects food for homeless at charity party

Sliding from side to side in unison as if attached by an invisible string, the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha warmed up the crowd at their Welcome Week bash Saturday with an impromptu, mini step show. Alpha Phi Alpha, a traditionally black fraternity that is part of the National Pan Hellenic Council, held a party […]

Textbook shortage frustrates students

Long lines and empty bookshelves have been common at the GW Bookstore during the school year’s first week. “It’s not just that you can’t find the books you need,” sophomore Gerome Rothman said. “It’s the long lines as well. Shopping here is a truly annoying experience.” Steve Duesterhaus, manager of the GW Bookstore, said filling […]

Student Health extends hours

The GW Student Health Center is working toward making health services more accessible to students this year. Some of the changes came as a result of suggestions generated by a Student Association Senate resolution passed at the end of last semester. The SHC, which is open to students with minor health complications Monday through Friday […]

`Political correctness’ goes for media liberals, too

“Plenty of black guys in overalls and straw hats ate watermelon at the University Freshman Welcome picnic Tuesday afternoon. But almost as many professors and a smattering of New Englanders participated in the kick-off event as well.” “Plenty of fat women in muumuus and sandals chowed down at the Ben & Jerry’s fan club meeting. […]


The GW Hatchet apologizes for incorrectly citing the capital of Turkey in the story “GW aids quake victims: Turkish students share tragic stories” on page one (Monday, Aug. 26). The capital of Turkey is Ankara.

Cold truth about guns, society

(U-WIRE) TUCSON, Ariz. – Guns kill people. Guns kill animals. Guns are for killing. There is no getting around that fact. Every year in this country, people are murdered with guns. Rifles, pistols, revolvers, semi-automatic weapons. All these types of guns are involved in murders, suicides, robberies, hunting and even accidental shootings. Children are killed […]