September 9, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 11

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

Telephone lines tie up Dakota

Some Dakota residents said they are exasperated over sharing one phone line between four roommates and four computers, while GW housing officials and Dakota staff are doing little to assist them. At GW, where nearly every on-campus housing facility is equipped with individual phone lines and Ethernet connections for each student, some Dakota residents said […]

Using your noodle

(U-WIRE) EAST LANSING, Mich. – When cooking ramen noodles, most people don’t realize they’re about to eat something that’s centuries old. Ramen noodles, made primarily of flour, water, salt, dough conditioner, seasonings and spices, are a Japanese modernization of a noodle that originated in China around 220 B.C. The goal was to adapt the noodle […]

Students are using free newspaper service at GW

GW administrators are calling the pilot program that provides free newspapers in residence halls a success less than a month after it started. Barbara Porter, director of Public Affairs, said she is happy with how smoothly the program, called GWKnows, is running. “We have bright, intelligent students here at GW, and having free, readily available […]

University Club workers face uncertain future

Anita Reed never thought she would have to worry about losing her job after 25 years of service with GW’s University Club. Reed, a 65-year-old waitress, was notified in July that the current club in the Marvin Center would close in August to make way for the opening of a new facility on F Street. […]

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 […]