September 13, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 12

Stories from the September 13, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

News Briefs

GW faculty member found dead GW Assistant Professorial Lecturer David C. Cox died Aug. 31 in what police suspect was a suicide, according to The Washington Post. The Post reported that Cox’s body was found under the Q Street Bridge in Rock Creek Regional Park and that the cause of death is still pending. Cox […]

Hit me (with those GW myths) baby, one more time.

Well, it look likes my column Thursday provided a real service. Some people have told me that their tour guides actually told them that Charles Smith story when they first visited campus. So in case you’re just joining us – last week, I gave you the truth (or what I think the truth is) behind […]

Local high school receives threat

School Without Walls administrators evacuated the school building Friday after a bomb threat was called in. All students and staff at the D.C. public high school, which has close ties with GW, were taken to the Smith Center for an hour and a half, as the building was swept. The call came into the school […]

Upcoming Games

Monday:no games scheduled Tuesday:no games scheduled Wednesday:MSoccer at George Mason-2 p.m. Thursday:MTennis at ITA Clay Courts (Baltimore)

The $64,600 question

Responsibilities, we all have them, to ourselves, our families, and yes even to our fellow GW students. Little responsibilities such as moving your clothes from the washer to the dryer in a timely fashion are necessary so that those of us who were down to our last pair of boxers yesterday can do our laundry. […]

Sensible gun laws to stop the bleeding

Close the hatches and seal the doors. Apparently, the United States is in such danger of a foreign invasion, or even, quite possibly the domestic imposition of tyranny, that we need to sacrifice our own personal safety. Or so Joseph Daniel Ura (“Guns Don’t Cause Violence,” Sept. 2, p. 4) would have you believe. Never […]

Red tape not a laughing matter

In a Hatchet editorial in last Tuesday’s issue, entitled “Prank Rankings,” The GW Hatchet criticized GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg for saying GW should be the top-ranked school for long lines and red tape in the Princeton Review guidebook, The Best 331 Colleges. I fully understood that Trachtenberg intended the remark as a joke. The […]

Fight for healthier food

The letter “J” used to be associated with pleasant things, such as jelly beans, Jell-O, and Juicy Fruit. Now it conjures more sinister images such as junk food and J Street. Don’t get me wrong, I have not always had this issue with the letter J. As a matter of fact, as recently as three […]

Pedestrian predicament — staff editorial

Pedestrian safety concerns became magnified for residents at the Hall on Virginia Avenue when a student was clipped by a car’s side mirror while crossing Rock Creek Parkway last week. The Community Living and Learning Center responded quickly and effectively with an information campaign led by HOVA community facilitators and directors. Virginia Avenue and the […]

Modernized WRGW — staff editorial

GW’s radio station, WRGW, recently moved into a new facility it needed to become a recognized presence on campus. Many national universities have college radio stations, and if WRGW takes advantage of its technological improvements, GW will gain another outlet for student expression with the radio station. WRGW’s new state-of-the-art studio is located on the […]