November 4, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 27

Stories from the November 4, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students learn how to `live for Islam’

The president of the Muslim Association at the University of Maryland College Park told a group of students that to live for Islam is to live for Allah. Kareem Darwish spoke in Corcoran Hall Tuesday at a lecture, which was the seventh in a series entitled Living for Islam where students are studying the book […]

News Brief

GW is investigating an unregistered mixer between Kappa Sigma and Delta Gamma, a University official said. David Pine, manager of Student Judicial Services, said his office received a report that there was an unregistered mixer. He said alcohol was present at the event, according to the report his office received. Tom Vecchio, Kappa Sigma president, […]


In the Nov. 1 news brief, Sigma Alpha Epsilon spices up haunted house, the president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon should have been reported as Jared Reiss. In the Oct. 25 article Student volunteers carve pumpkins with D.C. children, the GW Hatchet incorrectly stated the name of the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma.

Impeachment wastes time, energy

On Oct. 29, I received a phone call from a fellow senator informing me that the impeachment petition had been signed and would be handed in. I thought to myself I didn’t sign up for this. I accepted my position as a freshman senator, and I did so with the intention of doing positive things. […]

Meisner plans to dissolve SA

Student Association President Phil Meisner announced Wednesday night that he plans to dissolve the SA and form a new student government in the wake of his impeachment by the Senate last week. Over the past weeks, I, and many others, have realized that the SA no longer functions as a student government, Meisner said in […]

Meisner’s actions at question

After reading Monday’s edition of The Hatchet, I realized that information about the Senate Impeaches Meisner (p. 1) and the accompanying staff editorial (p. 4) left many students asking questions out of confusion. I’d like to start by explaining a few things about the Student Association. First, each spring the student body elects a president, […]

Starr talks laws, lies at HOVA

Former Independent Counsel and GW alumnus Kenneth Starr spoke on campus Tuesday night about the failings of the Independent Counsel Act in light of the Watergate scandal and his recent Whitewater investigation. One of the things that was misguided in the wake of Watergate was the creation of the Independent Counsel statute, said Starr, who […]

Quote of the Week

Mike Hungerford, a GW freshman, said he likes Rage Against the Machine, who visited Tower Records Monday night..I wouldn’t be as much into the music if it weren’t for the message. They’re trying to do something with their popularity instead of pissing it away.

GW offers one-day clinicfor meningitis vaccine

GW Student Health Services held a clinic where more than 1,000 students received a meningitis vaccination Wednesday. Operating in both the Marvin Center Ballroom and the Thurston Hall television lounge, Student Health staff joined nurses and aides from VACCESSHealth, a private company that specializes in conducting mass-immunization clinics, to administer the vaccination. Isabel Goldenberg, medical […]

Teaching by example — staff editorial

Thirteen former Mount Vernon College professors recently filed a lawsuit against GW. The tenure or tenure-track professors claim that the University violated their contracts by letting them go, when MVC was dissolved as an independent college last May. When GW formed an affiliation with the financially struggling institution in 1996, President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said […]