September 16, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 13

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

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 […]

Upcoming Games

ThursdayMTennis at ITA Clay Courts (Baltimore) FridayWSoccer at Auburn-3 p.m.WVBall at Duquesne-7 p.m.MTennis at ITA Clay Courts (Baltimore) SaturdayWVBall at Fordham-7 p.m.Golf at Yale Intercollegiate (New Haven, Conn.)MTennis at ITA Clay Courts (Baltimore) SundayMTennis vs. South Carolina St.-10 a.m.WSoccer at Georgia-2 p.m.Golf at Yale Intercollegiate

Hooray SA (Senate) — staff editorial

Acting as a true conduit of the students, the Student Association Senate passed three finance bills Tuesday. The three pieces of legislation cap the executive budget at 20 percent of the total SA budget, cut the executive budget by $10,000 from last year’s allocation and allocate money to over 80 student groups. In these bills, […]

Sports Brief

Runners open season At the Navy Invitational last weekend, the GW men’s cross country team finished third overall behind American and Maryland and ahead of the University of Richmond. Navy was disqualified. On the women’s side, GW placed fourth behind Navy, American, and Richmond. -David Holt

Eating disorders poll

In a poll of 500 college women, more than half of respondents said they knew at least two classmates with an eating disorder. In a second poll, of 490 college health officials, 70 percent called eating disorders “common” on their campuses. source: People magazine, April 12, 1999