September 17, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 14

Stories from the September 17, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW to reconsider contract with Pepsi

GW’s exclusive contract with Pepsico Inc., the makers of Pepsi Cola, will be up for renewal in the year 2000 and University administrators said they are considering other options. Al Ingle, associate vice president of business affairs, said it is possible the University will renew a contract with Pepsi but he said administrators will consider […]

GW loses to UMBC, drops fifth straight

Sometimes it is easy to pick out the turning point of a sporting event. The GW men’s soccer team was leading its match at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County 1-0 Wednesday when freshman goalie Nick Parypinski was ejected for a serious foul outside the penalty area. A little more than five minutes later, the wheels […]

Williams wins Democratic mayoral primary

Anthony Williams, a relatively new face in D.C. politics, received 50 percent of the vote in the Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday night, emerging from a pack of local politicians who hoped to replace retiring Mayor Marion Barry (D). As supporters celebrated around him, the former D.C. chief financial officer, who moved to the city in […]

GW loses at Navy for fifth straight loss

The U.S. Naval Academy handed the GW women’s soccer team a 3-1 loss in Annapolis, Md., Monday night. The defeat was the fifth straight to open the season for the Colonial women, while Navy (3-1) won its third straight match. The scoring began after GW fouled senior forward Shannon Filbin in the 38th minute. Navy […]

CLLC uses `hosts’ to create community

Details of GW’s pilot Community Host Initiative still are being ironed out, but as the program gets on its feet, some campus residents and employees question its necessity and effectiveness. Administrators, however, said the program will enhance community and integrate academics into residence hall life. “Obviously there wasn’t a need for it,” said Richard Bryson, […]

Men’s basketball schedule

The GW men’s basketball schedule for the 1998-’99 season was released Wednesday: November Wed. 4 vs. One World Basketball* 7:30 p.m.Fri. 6 vs. Court Authority* 7:30 p.m..Fri. 13 vs. George Mason 7:30 p.m..Tue. 17 at Illinois 8 p.m..Sun. 29 at UNC-Charlotte 7:05 p.m.. December Wed. 2 at American 7:30 p.m.. at BB&T Classic (MCI Center)Sun. […]

Columbia Plaza burglary worries students

Students who live in the Columbia Plaza apartment complex said they are concerned about security after a student’s apartment in the five-building complex was burglarized Sept. 5. Junior Julie Wenger said she locked the door but did not lock the deadbolt to her apartment in the “A” building of the complex on 23rd and E […]

Funny Man

Growing up, comedian Richard Jeni was the “court jester.” His kingdom was Brooklyn, N.Y., and his older friends made up his royal court. Years later, after winning numerous awards for his comedy, Jeni describes himself as “Seinfeld with an edge.” “I don’t do props, I don’t do impressions,” Jeni said in a phone interview. “I […]

GW students take SA campaign skills to D.C. elections

Damian McKenna has been down this road before – tattooed with candidate stickers, armed with palmcards, flashing a smile from ear to ear. He stood outside the West End branch of the D.C. public library Tuesday, shaking hands with potential voters, urging them to vote for D.C. mayoral candidate Jack Evans (D). Just a few […]

IN Series focuses on cultural exploration through art

Intimate. Innovative. Intriguing. Inexpensive. International. Inspiring. They all describe the multi-faceted performances featured in The IN Series at GW’s Mount Vernon campus. The IN Series opens its 17th season Friday, with Neruda, A Portrait of a Poet. Showcasing the Nobel Prize winner’s life and work, the evening includes bilingual poetry, music and dance performed by […]