January 19, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 40

Stories from the January 19, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students volunteer at `I Have a Dream’ Fair

More than 30 GW students volunteered at the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” Fair Monday afternoon. The fair, which was held at Hine Junior High School, was a community initiative designed to provide an afternoon of fun and learning for children of homeless or low-income families in public housing projects in […]

British band flourishes in U.S. with latest release

England must be depressing – lousy weather, bad teeth and bland food. But fortunately many of England’s best bands have harnessed this national angst and molded it into great music. With its new album Without You I’m Nothing(Virgin), Placebo is the latest British band to follow suit. Already a big name in England, Placebo is […]

GW lauds students who emulate King

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory is honored each year at GW by the Multicultural Student Services Center, which confers medals upon a group of outstanding students whose lives reflect King’s “dream and vision.” This year, four seniors – Jason Anthony, Zaheer Arastu, Ishmael Renard Mitchell and Ramya Vivekanandan – will receive the honor. […]

Classifieds [1/19/99]

Work Study Help Wanted Announcements Personal Services Parking Day Care Internships Summer Jobs Housing Offered Roommates Services-General Travel Tutoring For Sale Miscellaneous Furniture

GW raises prices for end-of-year party

Ticket prices for Monumental Celebration have been raised by $10 as University officials work to finalize plans for the event. Prices were increased from $30 to $40 because of budgetary constraints, administrators said. The price hike was attributed to an overwhelming demand by students to hold Commencement on the Ellipse instead the MCI Center, a […]

Ringside with Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer spoke in the Marvin Center’s Betts Theatre Thursday without his usual sideshows – no brawling lovers, no raucous crowd chanting his name and no nudity. In a 40-minute lecture, Springer criticized the media, offered his opinion on the Clinton impeachment trial, stressed the importance of the right to privacy and often mocked his […]

`Grad Bash’ draws large turnout

More than 1,800 graduate students attended the first annual “Grad Bash” Thursday night, said law student and event organizer Scott Mory. The party, held at the downtown club The Ritz, was an opportunity for graduate students to socialize. “This is my seventh year at GW and this was one of the best events I’ve ever […]

As world shrinks, what are we?

In the earlier 20th century, the distinctions were clear. America was a place devoted to industrial efficiency. Americans went to Europe for small neighborhood caf?s, long and relaxing lunches, and all of the visual delights that result when things are “hand-made” and “hand-maintained” on a strictly local basis. In those days, Americans who couldn’t afford […]

Looking back on the events of ’99

If you picked up any newspaper or turned on a television a few weeks ago, you viewed some sort of “1998: The Year in Review” essay. Late December was a time for us to look back on the events of the past year that made news (Monica Lewinsky), made history (Monica Lewinsky), or made us […]

Looking back

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” “The real victory was what this period did to the psyche of the black man. The greatness of this period was that we armed ourselves with dignity and self-respect. The […]