September 16, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 13

Stories from the September 16, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students protest controversial CR speaker

College Republicans were not the only ones upset about Congressman Bob Barr’s (R-Ga.) canceled speech Tuesday night. An ad hoc group called GW Students Against Bob Barr was ready to challenge the conservative Barr on what they called “real” issues. A vote on campaign finance reform forced Barr to postpone his speech on the third […]

GW doctors assist Turkey following disaster

Most of the population of Turkey was fast asleep when the earth shook beneath them Aug. 17. At 3:02 a.m., for 45 seconds, buildings lurched and walls crumbled, entombing thousands in their bedrooms, gasping for air and praying for help. Assistance eventually came from rescue teams around the world, including two doctors from the GW […]

GW faculty member wins Emmy for documentary

GW’s Center for History in the Media, a division of GW’s history department, has one more acclaim to add to its list: an Emmy Award. The documentary, A Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America, written, directed and produced by CHM Director Nina Seavey, received the award for Best Research in a News or […]

Faculty remembers late GW professor

Political science Adjunct Professor David C. Cox, who earned his doctorate at GW, died Aug. 31, the victim of an apparent suicide, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Cox’s body was found under the Q Street Bridge in Rock Creek Regional Park, according to The Washington Post. Officer Robert Smith, a spokesman for the medical […]

GW’s improving image

GW admitted more students this fall than it has resources to accommodate. Classroom space is exhausted, housing is tight, and the dining hall is cramped. But if complaining students momentarily overlook their congested campus and recognize what it means for their future, they may find things are looking up. Overcrowding signals positive feedback for the […]

ACLU attorneys inform students about rights

Attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union informed GW students about their rights as GW and D.C. residents at a forum Tuesday. The discussion, sponsored by GW’s chapter of the ACLU, included University Police Officer Gordon Phelps and ACLU attorneys Steve Block and John Wimberly. Block told about 15 GW students that their rights at […]

Bad Plan — staff editorial

The Interfraternity Council wants self-governance, but past experience shows that a self-governing Greek-letter system would be ineffective at best. With self-governance, the situation would likely arise when a fraternity member would have to discipline a fellow member. Many fraternity members must pledge allegiance to their fraternities. It’s hard enough to get peers to punish each […]

Author lectures about race

Author Dinesh D’Souza told the GW Federalist Society at the GW Law School Tuesday that affirmative action is not a valid solution to racism because behavioral differences among racial groups lead to different levels of achievement. D’Souza, author of “The End to Racism,” refuted the idea that genetic factors or differences artificially manufactured by society […]

Losing is a disease for some of your favorite sports teams

During the New York Knights’ mid-season downfall, Roy Hobbs was told time and time again in clubhouse meetings that losing is a disease in “The Natural.” Hobbs, the greatest hero of any baseball motion picture, stormed out of the meeting because he couldn’t sit and listen to it anymore. Hobbs went on to knock the […]

As gun ownership falls, homicides rise

Since my rebuttal to Lora Machel’s article (“Cold truth about guns, society,” Aug. 30) from the Arizona Daily Wildcat appeared in The GW Hatchet Sept. 2 (“Guns don’t cause violence”), two other writers have penned pieces in opposition to my own. Most recently, Adam Brenneman’s article in Monday’s Hatchet (“Sensible guns laws to stop the […]