November 23, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 34

Stories from the November 23, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Mitchell Hall `nation’ wins regional award

On the first and second floors of Mitchell Hall, what could be the world’s tiniest nation held a state dinner Thursday. It was the second formal dinner held by the residents of the Republic of Veena, and the ministers of protocol, central intelligence, defense and oil all were in attendance. The nation’s population – mostly […]

Sports briefs

GW signs two recruits Two local products – Val Brown, of Springfield, Va. and Chris Monroe, of Hyattsville, Md. – signed national letters of intent to play men’s basketball at GW, head coach Tom Penders announced. Brown is a 6-1 guard at Robert Lee High School. As a sophomore, Brown averaged 22 points, four rebounds […]

News briefs

Rabbi explores Judaism-environmentalism link Rabbi Barry Freundel, an adjunct religion professor and author, presented a lecture entitled “It’s Not Easy Being Green” as part of the third-annual Shiur Madness informational series. The event, sponsored by Emes, a GW Jewish student group, explored the relationship between Judaism and environmentalism Thursday night. “Judaism has a strong environmental […]

Phish produces another hit with The Story of the Ghost

Phish is best known for its live shows. With performances that seem more like improvisational on-stage jam sessions than constructed, rehearsed productions, Phish has built a reputation as the best live act around. With its latest release, The Story of the Ghost (Elektra), Phish continues to illustrate its less heralded, but equally impressive prowess in […]

Kwanzaa connects two cultures

African Americans United hosted its first annual Kwanzaa celebration Friday at GW’s University Club. The celebration included traditional Kwanzaa rituals as well as an African dancer, poetry readings and a guest speaker. “We started the event (at GW) because we wanted to continue the tradition of (AAU),” said sophomore Monica Seldon, AAU activities director. “We […]

Portishead meshes somber vocals and soaring strings

Portishead coined the pugnacious genre of “trip hop” with its 1994 release Dummy. Then the band left scores of angst-driven fans waiting nearly three years for the band’s next release, a solid self-titled album. With its latest release, Portishead shows how well its innovative sound translates into live performances on PNYC (Polygram), a live recording […]

Moot court offers trial run for law students

Thirty-five GW Law School students participated in the school’s annual Van Vleck Constitutional Law and the national Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competitions Saturday. “It’s a really great opportunity,” said David Sheppard, vice president of the Moot Court Board. “When we spend a lot of time being lectured in classrooms, seldom do we have […]

Cake includes old and new sounds in concert

The 9:30 Club couldn’t decide what it wanted to be when Cake visited Nov. 15. The concert hall resembled a jazz club, a country bar, a 70s disco, a folk sing-along and a mosh pit – which just reflects the sound of Cake. After its breakthrough hit of 1996, “The Distance,” Cake suddenly attracted a […]

Banquet and walk battle homelessness

The Hunger Banquet and Help the Homeless 5K Walkathon concluded a weeklong series of events designed to raise money and food to combat worldwide hunger and homelessness, said Jennifer Olson, coordinator of the event and a homelessness fellow in the Office of Community Service. The banquet, held in the Marvin Center ballroom Friday night, demonstrated […]

Friends and Neighbors

Students who live on GW’s Foggy Bottom campus may have a hard time imagining a congenial relationship with local residents after years of strained town-gown relations. Battles between students and Foggy Bottom residents’ associations over the New Hall, the health and wellness center and even the Advisory Neighborhood Commission elections have contributed to the tense […]