February 14, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 42

Stories from the February 14, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

MCGB and PB plan joint elections, separate from SA

The Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board candidates will appear on the same ballot and are maintaining an elections committee, separate from the Student Association. In years past, the same Joint Elections Committee oversaw the SA, MCGB and PB elections. This year, after much debate, the MCGB and PB decided to have a separate […]

Customs of the Chinese New Year

Before the New Year:- Clean the entire home to get rid of all the things that are associated with the old year. – Put away all brooms and brushes. – Pay all debts. – Resolve differences with family members, friends, neighbors and business associates. – Get new dollar bills from the bank. Insert the new […]

McCurry shares lessons learned

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry told GW students in a lecture Thursday that the relationship between politics and the media has changed drastically in recent years. We are in the midst of a transforming moment in political communications, said McCurry, who worked for the Clinton administration from 1995 to 1998. Every tool used […]

News Brief

Many student athletes may now be able to qualify for scholarships they were denied in the past, according to new NCAA rules. The new regulations will let high schools, rather than the NCAA, decide whether athletes have fulfilled high school course requirements for eligibility. A high school athlete who is applying to play college sports […]

E-mail me: A 21st century romance

To: theOther@gwu.eduFrom: one@gwu.eduRe: As Mae West Would SayHow can I say what’s been said before so often and so well? How can I ask you to go out with me? Should I say, as Elvis would, that when you come into our discussion my heart beats so it scares me to death? Maybe I should […]

GW supports research institutes on a variety of academic subjects

Several groups called institutes – such as the Institute on Applied Space Research and the Cyberspace Policy Institute – listed among the myriad of GW programs. These institutes serve an important purpose on campus, University officials said. In today’s research world, faculty often need to work in teams to accomplish complicated research agendas, said Lester […]

NAACP’s mission relevant today

After reading the opinion pieces, Confederate Flag Misunderstood by Brian Schoeneman (Jan. 20) and NAACP Mission? by Joseph Daniel Ura (Jan. 24), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People GW chapter responds. As both letters dealt with the NAACP’s economic boycott of South Carolina in protest of the Confederate flag flying over the […]

GW student wins award for research

A GW medical student got lucky cutting some mice open and won a prestigious award. Neil Badlani, a senior in the seven-year bachelor of arts/medical doctor combined degree program, received the Cabaud Memorial Award from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine after discovering a new process that could have a significant impact on the […]

Astonishing flaws — staff editorial

Saturday morning a homeless man walked into the Aston and fell asleep, blocking a resident’s door – another incident in a disturbing trend of security problems at the residence hall. Problems include a lack of community service aides, video cameras that aren’t yet operational and the possibility of a slow response time by University Police. […]

Freshmen face many pressures

Freshmen entering college this year suffer from more stress than ever before, according to a recent study. An annual University of California at Los Angeles survey shows that female freshmen are more stressed than males. It also indicates that economic and social concerns are leading factors to the elevated stress levels. The fall 1999 results […]