January 18, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 39

Stories from the January 18, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW remembers law student killed in hit and run accident

GW mourned the loss of law student Seth Wadley, who was killed in December by an alleged drunk driver, at a memorial service Thursday. Wadley, 24, died at GW Hospital Dec. 20 as about a dozen of his family and friends gathered outside his hospital room. The Washington Post reported Wadley and two friends were […]

MVC, neighbors reach accord on campus plan

The Board of Zoning Adjustment unanimously approved the Mount Vernon College campus plan Dec. 15 following an agreement between the Foxhall/Palisades neighborhoods and GW. In early December, GW and the neighborhood reached an agreement with the assistance of a mediator. Mount Vernon Executive Dean Grae Baxter said dialogue always existed between the Palisades neighborhood and […]

Scenes from the journey of a lifetime

(U-WIRE) GOLAN HEIGHTS, ISRAEL – Jewish college students from the United States found themselves in a key piece of territory in the Middle East this month while the leaders of Israel and Syria met in West Virginia to discuss peace. Participants in the Israel 2000 program were in the Golan Heights, an area of Israel […]

News Briefs

Courts postpone sentencing of former GW student Former GW student Ed Meinert, who pled guilty to two counts of first-degree fraud Oct. 7, had his sentencing postponed until April 10. Meinert’s sentencing, originally scheduled for Dec. 13, was postponed to Dec. 21 after his lawyer, Joseph Jorgens, asked a federal judge to postpone the hearing, […]

Students remember journalism mentor

The United States was facing the fight of its life at the height of the Vietnam War when GW alumnus Berl Brechner was drafted. But Brechner honed his writing skills, not his military deftness, at GW. That is why former Professor Robert Willson called a friend at the Pentagon. Willson assisted Brechner in getting a […]


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Student volunteers celebrate holiday with day of service

Members of GW’s Neighbors Project joined other AmeriCorps volunteers from District organizations to make the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday a day on, not a day off. Fourteen GW volunteers helped dust, garden, paint and replace light bulbs in the Martin Luther King Jr. Library at Ninth and G streets. The day of service was […]

Clinton divulges tax plan

President Bill Clinton presented a $21-billion tax relief plan for low-income families Jan. 12 in GW’s Dorothy Marvin Betts Theatre. The plan will increase the Earned Income Tax Credit, an initiative launched in 1975 as an incentive for families to stay off welfare. The main idea here is still the old idea of the American […]