September 9, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 11

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

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 […]

Please – for Mr. Smith – read this column and learn somethin

Here’s a trivial fact about me that many of my friends don’t even know (if they care). Lou Holtz, the former Notre Dame and current South Carolina football coach, is my second cousin (my branch of the family dropped the `z’). I actually met him once at a family wedding, and he seems like a […]

Personnel Moves

Crew: Matthew Pascal was named men’s novice coach, replacing Matt Russell. Baseball: Chris Burr was named assistant baseball coach.

GMU drops GW to 0-5

The Colonial women are 0-5 and have been outscored this season 18-1. The season hit a new low Wednesday at George Mason Stadium when the Patriots romped over GW 7-1 to notch GMU’s second-highest point total in school history. There is consolation in that the Colonial women opened the season 0-6 last year only to […]

GW’s Smith Center to host NBA, WNBA superstars

Two separate announcements were made Wednesday that promise to keep roundball lovers in the vicinity of 22nd and G streets happy throughout the usually basketball-free month of September. Instead of the usual cast of gym rats, the Larry “Tex” Silverman Court is scheduled to spend the last two weeks in September hosting some of the […]