April 6, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 54

Stories from the April 6, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GTAAA hosts rally after NYU news

GW’s Graduate Teaching Assistant-Adjunct Alliance hosted a teach-in advocating its cause Wednesday on the Quad after a labor official declared that New York University graduate teaching assistants may organize a union. Higher education is the fastest growing section of the American labor movement, said Stanley Aronowitz, a sociology professor at City University of New York. […]

Cusack carries High Fidelity with shining performance

4 Hatchets Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable, or was I miserable because I listened to pop music? asks Rob Gordon (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) in the beginning of High Fidelity (Touchstone Pictures). Based on Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name, the story revolves around Gordon and his record […]

Student teaches lesson about hunger at MVC

Students gathered in Mount Vernon’s Eckles Library to participate in a hunger banquet March 30 to discover ways to prevent famine. Chairwoman Lakshmi Iyer, a freshman in the Women in International Leadership Program, organized the banquet as a symposium for her leadership initiative course. Iyer got the idea from her teaching assistant, who did a […]

GW experiences computer glitches

GW computer systems recently experienced significant slow-downs and network problems because of an exponential growth in e-mail use on campus, according to Guy Jones, director of Technology at Networking Information Technology. In recent weeks problems with GWIS have increased, putting more demand on a system that has been strained in recent years. Webmail is always […]

GW honors four seniors with award

University officials recently selected four new Presidential Administrative Fellows, an award given to graduating GW seniors who wish to continue their post-graduate studies at the University, said Peter Konwerski, associate director of the Student Activities Center. Seniors Carol Capace, Wendi Conti, Sam Anyan and Alan Elias were selected from a pool of 57 applicants to […]

Camel helps GW celebrate Israel Day

Elizabeth, a six-month-old camel, walked through the Quad Wednesday in celebration of Israel Day. We don’t want to give the wrong impression, co-organizer Mike Plostock said. Camels don’t walk down the street (in Israel). But it’s different and exciting, and we’re trying to get people to come to the Quad. Israel Day is not an […]

South Asian students celebrate bhangra

The all-male dance team from Johns Hopkins University captured this year’s first place trophy and the $2,500 grand prize Saturday at GW’s seventh annual Bhangra Blowout, one of the biggest South Asian student events in North America. The event, held at a sold-out Constitution Hall, included 12 universities from across the country that competed as […]

NATO leader focuses on U.S. role

NATO Secretary General George Robertson spoke about the changing role of the United States in NATO and how Americans can accept these changes in Funger Hall Tuesday. His speech was entitled NATO: Why Should Americans Care? Robertson said when the alliance was first formed, many people in the United States were reluctant to join. Many […]

Launch of private Web site to broadcast GW life

The world will be listening to what GW students have to say May 1, the launch date of a Web site that will offer video footage recorded by college students. Zoomculture.com will offer free, downloadable videos from 15 college campuses nationwide, including a page for GW. This is media for the people, by the people, […]

Constitution permits public prayer

Recent events have focused a great deal of attention on the issue of prayer and religion in public schools. Efforts in several states to display the Ten Commandments in public schools are combining with a pending Supreme Court case involving student-initiated and student-led prayer at high school sporting events to foster a national discussion on […]