October 26, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 26

Stories from the October 26, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Trustees expand fund-raising effort

The GW Board of Trustees approved a $200 million expansion of the University1s Centuries Campaign Friday, setting a fund-raising goal of $500 million by 2003. The Centuries Campaign, which was established as part of the University1s 175th anniversary celebration in 1996, already has raised $230 million for the University, reaching nearly 80 percent of its […]

Depeche Mode compiles 12 years of brilliance

After skirting along the swampy edges of the music world for nearly two decades, Depeche Mode has combined the brilliance of its last 12 years on its new album, The Singles 86>98 (Mute/Reprise Records). The two-disc set compiles all the band’s singles from 1986 to the present. The set serves as a great introduction to […]

UPD braves Metro training

First they heard the rumble. Then they felt the vibrations. As the sound ripped through the darkness, a gust of wind made the hair on their bodies stand on end. They pressed against the concrete wall to maintain balance. The Metro train sped past, just inches in front of their noses. 3It was like a […]

Furslide’s creative lyrics set to old, forgettable sound

The voice, the strings, the beat – all lure the listener into the embrace of Furslide. The ensemble’s debut album, Adventure, is the first release off Nellee Hooper’s new label, Meanwhile…, in association with Virgin. The cleverly crafted lyrics seductively flow from Jennifer Turner, lead guitarist and vocalist. Bassist Jason Lader and drummer Adam MacDougall […]

Trachtenberg to stay at helm until 2003

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg announced Friday he will stay at the University’s helm until at least 2003 as part of the expansion of the University’s Centuries Campaign. The Board of Trustees and Trachtenberg agreed he will continue his presidency to help GW raise an additional $220 million for the Centuries Campaign, which was started […]

Former alcoholic touts responsible drinking

Nationally known speaker Mike Green brought a message about the dangers of alcohol abuse to Lisner Hall Sunday, addressing a crowd of mostly Greek-letter organization members. Green, a former alcoholic who has been sober for 21 years, has spoken at Sigma Chi chapters across the country during the last 10 years. Sigma Chi organized and […]

Jump and jivin’

Decked out in everything from zoot suits and saddle shoes to T-shirts and jeans, more than 250 swing dancers jumped and jived Thursday night in the Marvin Center’s Columbian Square. The event was sponsored by the GW Jitterbug Swing Club and featured a beginner’s lesson from professional instructors Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg. The event […]

CDs campaign for Schumer in New York

Twenty GW College Democrats headed to Binghamton, N.Y., Friday to help inject energy into Brooklyn congressman Charles Schumer1s senatorial campaign. The weekend campaign trip is one in a series of campaign season road trips planned by the CDs to distribute pamphlets and go door to door to boost Schumer1s bid against incumbent Sen. Alfonse D1Amato […]

GW raises awareness about the disabled

Growing up in Asmeria, Ethiopia, was not easy for Yohannas Demoz. But at age 10, life suddenly got worse for the GW sophomore. Amid the chaos of an Ethiopian civil war, Demoz was blinded after a bomb exploded in the local soccer field. Christy Willis, director of Disabilities Support Services, said Demoz is one of […]