November 22, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 32

Stories from the November 22, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Major fees — staff editorial

GW plans to charge students in the School of Media and Public Affairs $2,000 to help cover the costs of the new state-of-the-art SMPA building, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2000. With the high price of tuition, GW students should expect adequate classroom space and quality facilities. Charging an extra fee […]

Computer viruses infect GW

Computer viruses are becoming a more frequent problem for GW students, afflicting more computers than ever and constantly changing form, a University official said. More than 16,000 different variations of computer viruses lurk in cyberspace, according to www.sophos.com. Despite the growing number of different viruses, students are not powerless, said Alexa Kim, director of Student […]

Entitling whom? — staff editorial

Title IX, the federal guidelines created in 1972 to foster greater gender equity in college athletics, has been good and bad for many financially strapped colleges. While significantly more women have been participating in varsity sports as a result of Title IX, some critics claim that the regulations have had a harmful effect on men’s […]

Local universities protest Philip Morrisfrom different angle

Students from GW and the University of Maryland chapters of Free the Planet met Sunday to begin a global bumper sticker campaign against the makers of Kraft Foods, a division of Philip Morris. The Philip Morris Corporation is the world’s leading producer of tobacco products and the second-largest manufacturer of foods, according to Global Aggressions, […]

Higher education as a center rather than an alternative

When American universities and colleges underwent their great post-war expansion, most historians agree the motivation was not entirely educational. Millions of young, able-bodied American males were returning from the battlefields of Europe and East Asia. They expected to find jobs waiting for them. And a traditional post-war economic slump could have resulted in serious political […]

GW hosts model U.N. conference

Students from 12 D.C.-area middle schools learned about international affairs at the fourth annual Greater Washington Conference on International Affairs Saturday. About 170 eighth-grade students from schools in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. gathered in the Marvin Center Ballroom at 9 a.m. for opening ceremonies. Keynote speaker Lary MacDonald of the Mid-Atlantic Region Japan-in-the-Schools addressed the […]

Colonials win opener in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — Players like freshman guard SirValiant Brown, who yelled and pumped his fist after capping an 80-74 win over Indiana State University with a layup at the buzzer, aren’t supposed to show that much emotion in only the first game of the season. But then again, freshman guards like Brown aren’t supposed to […]

GW students protest against hate crimes

Students gathered to fight for their rights and take a stand against violence, according to a CD handed out at the Religion Week event Wednesday in the Marvin Center. Four speakers from organizations committed to stopping hate crimes discussed a growing national trend and ways to curb the violence with about 40 students. Michael Liberman […]

Colonials go down shooting

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA – After Friday night’s season-opening win over Indiana State University, it was easy to wink at GW’s 40-percent field goal shooting Saturday night, it was hard not to shut both eyes. After hanging with the University of Oklahoma (2-0) for a half, GW found an offensive disaster in the second half. The Sooners […]

News Briefs

Kappa Sigma and Delta Gamma receive sanctions The Kappa Sigma fraternity and Delta Gamma sorority received social probation, a fine and a requirement to have an alcohol awareness risk-management session after holding an unregistered mixer recently, said David Pine, manager of Student Judicial Services. Pine said SJS look at each case individually, and the office […]