September 9, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 11

Stories from the September 9, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Hillel sponsors services for Jewish High Holidays

GW Hillel is sponsoring a variety of religious services and activities for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur this year. Collectively known as the Jewish High Holy Days, the holidays and period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mark the start of the Jewish calendar and a new spiritual year. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, […]

PREP no failure

In response to the Tuesday article titled “Race” (p. 10), I wanted to say that GW dropped the ball by eliminating the Pre-College Review and Enrichment Program. Unfortunately, it seems that “GW dropping the ball” is starting to get a little redundant around here. Before the story was run, a friend of mine told me […]

GW group locates foreign internships

A GW group that helps students at the University find foreign internships is gearing up for another year. The group called the Association for International Exchange of Students Interested in Economics and Commerce acts as an exchange network between committees in the United States and from other countries, AIESEC President David Metnick said. AIESEC’s purpose […]

Campus censorship — staff editorial

A court decision handed down in Kentucky could have grave repercussions for college media nationwide. In Charles Kincaid vs. Betty Gibson, a circuit-court decision Wednesday upheld a district-court ruling that Kentucky State University, a public institution, acted legally when it confiscated 2,000 copies of the student yearbook, “The Thorobred,” in 1994 because administrators did not […]

News Brief

GW professors to speak at literary conference Two GW English professors will lead a variety of fiction workshops at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference in Rockville, Md. Maxine Clair and Patricia Browning Griffith will lead the workshops at Montgomery College, according to a press release from the F. Scott Fitzgerald Library Conference. Clair’s workshop […]

Federal test guide provokes controversy

(U-WIRE) NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Officials at the Department of Education did not expect their draft guidelines on standardized tests to cause great stir. But once ethnic groups, conservative publications and educational lobbyists read the document, it became ground zero for America’s latest cultural and political struggle. Drafted in April and circulated in June, the […]

`Living and Learning’ gone too far

It is repulsive that the Community Living and Learning Center would try to put a positive spin on holding classes in Thurston Hall. If it is necessary, because administrators blundered by enrolling too many students, the least they could do is fess up and admit it. I prefer that, as opposed to them espousing what […]

Common sense gun policy

You get into a drunken rage and whack your roommate over the head with a vase – chances are they’ll be getting up the next morning (with a splitting headache). You get into a drunken rage and pick up a gun, your roommate won’t be getting up the next morning. Or the morning after. Anti-gun […]

Shameful layoffs — staff editorial

Workers of the old University Club were abandoned after many years of service and are now out of a job. In anticipation of the University Club’s move from the third floor of the Marvin Center to its new F Street location, GW changed contractors. But the University did not require the new management to keep […]

Quote of the Week

“Who could beat us in that category?” GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg about GW’s No. 17 “red tape” ranking. “I find it incredible to think that anyone beat us. We’re so close to the definitive beast of red tape – the federal government – that it makes us overly bureaucratic. Our model in town is […]