May 18, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 2

Stories from the May 18, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

A bittersweet end to years of hard work

After the announcement of GW’s 1998 graduating class, the Ellipse became a virtual wasteland of graduation caps, empty water bottles and Commencement programs, as graduates and family members scrambled to find each other in a mad rush to celebrate. The new GW alumni were in high spirits after the two-hour ceremony, despite the heat and […]

Dave Matthews’ album blends old and new sounds

Many bands rise to stardom and then fall quickly to obscurity. The Dave Matthews Band is different. The band stays afloat simply by doing what it does best – playing good music. Before These Crowded Streets (RCA Records) is the band’s long-awaited follow-up to last year’s smash hit Crash.. In its new album, the band […]

Federal Reserve governor to head SBPM

Federal Reserve Governor Susan Phillips will take the School of Business and Public Management into the next millennium as its new dean, said Professor Donald Hawkins, head of the SBPM Dean Search Committee. The selection ends a year-long search by the committee, comprised of faculty, students, alumni and business professionals. “She really has a combination […]

Edwin McCain boldly explores musical genres in latest albums

Edwin McCain demands attention with the rough but refined sounds of its latest album, Misguided Roses (Atlantic). From blues to rock to sweet melodies, the album’s various musical undertones intrigue and entertain the listener. Edwin McCain’s flexible style shines through in each song and allows the band to explore different genres. In the end, the […]

Former dean convicted of molestation

GW counseling professor Eugene Walter Kelly Jr. pleaded no contest to two felony molestation charges in Virginia late last month and received a three-year suspended sentence. Kelly, 62, maintains his innocence and entered an Alford plea of no contest, meaning he pleaded no contest to speed up the trial but did not admit guilt, said […]

After year of battles, grads revel on Ellipse

Student workers waded through thousands of empty Aquafina water bottles to stack 22,000 folding chairs in the aftermath of Sunday’s Commencement on the Ellipse. Thousands of newly-graduated GW students celebrated with family and friends, reveling under hazy skies. It was, in the words of one administrator, “a great day of fun in the sun for […]

News Briefs

Law School awaits dean appointment The University has not made a decision about who will replace current dean Law School Dean Jack Friedenthal, who resigns in June to take a one-year sabbatical. The Dean Search Committee recommended three candidates for the position to GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg in May, said Scott Mory, Student Bar […]

SA scrutinizes funding process

Student Association leaders said they hope to inject more responsiveness and accessibility into the student group funding process, after students at several recent Senate meetings complained the process was unfair. The initiative comes in the wake of recent debate over next year’s SA finance bill, and a general concern about the allocation of funds to […]

Gender discrimination case settled

A sexual discrimination suit brought against the University and an associate dean has been settled out of court, GW Director of Public Affairs Mike Freedman said. Former international communications Professor Eileen Mahoney sued the University and Columbian School of Arts and Sciences Dean Christopher Sterling, claiming the school denied her tenure in 1995 because of […]

SA EVPs argue over expenses after $7,000 Senate reception

Student Association Executive Vice President Jesse Strauss accused his predecessor, Tony Sayegh, of an inappropriate and possibly illegal use of SA funds after he threw a $7,000 party for SA members. “The event essentially was a reception for the Senate and a lot of members of the SA that were not recognized at the (official […]