February 4, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 45

Stories from the February 4, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Men and women could share Mount Vernon residence hall

Male and female residents may share Mount Vernon’s Pelham Hall this fall after residents of the women’s campus complained this week about GW’s decision to house men in the hall. At a Mount Vernon community meeting Monday, Executive Dean Grae Baxter heard from current Pelham residents who want to live there again next semester. Pelham […]

GW tennis teams ready for spring

The GW men’s and women’s tennis teams come into the spring season ready to make a run at the Atlantic 10 championships. Both squads have new head coaches – Tom Hawkins on the men’s side and Jeanne Gengler for the women’s team. The GW men compiled an overall record of 8-14 last year and finished […]

Fee waiver policy infuriates students

Some students told GW housing officials and Residence Hall Association leaders this week they are unhappy with the University’s decision to discard the residence hall lottery fee waiver. “I run into walls,” first-semester senior Aaron Albright said at a Tuesday meeting with Community Living and Learning Center representatives and RHA members. “I’m worried I’m going […]

GW has reached the promised land, better known as ESPN

I was watching Duke University destroy the University of Maryland on ESPN last night. A week before, the not-so-mighty Georgetown University played on ESPN and found a way to blow its halftime lead against shaky top-ranked University of Connecticut. I missed the coverage because I happened to spend five bucks to go see the MCI […]

SA blocks groups from backing candidates with allocations

After passing four pieces of legislation, many Student Association senators and executive branch members left the Marvin Center’s fourth floor Tuesday night calling the second Senate meeting of the semester “a success.” “We were all really stoked about (the success of the meeting),” graduate Sen. Emily Cummins (CSAS) said. Senators said they were particularly pleased […]

Declassified papers shed light on Bay of Pigs invasion

Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has outlasted eight American presidents and established his country as one of the world’s few remaining footholds of communism. And in recently declassified documents published in a book late last year, GW’s National Security Archive Director Peter Kornbluh offers a unique look at one of the United States’ biggest Cold War […]

SA to protest GW’s tuition increase

Student Association leaders said they plan to hold a rally Monday to protest this year’s tuition increase, which is expected to be the smallest in a decade. SA Executive Vice President Jesse Strauss is coordinating the rally to fight the annual tuition increase, which will be announced by the University’s Board of Trustees next week. […]

Creative Performing Arts Community puts on rendition of The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks has been running off-Broadway since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president for good reason. It is not because of an elaborate set, bright lights or dramatic costumes. The show has lasting appeal – its characters are likable, its songs are fun and its story is heart-warming. The GW Creative Performing Arts Community’s performance of […]

Crowe calls for further U.S. support abroad

Ending a two-year appointment as the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, Adm. William J. Crowe drew on his experiences and his extensive naval career at a lecture Wednesday. Crowe is a former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former U.S. ambassador to the United […]

Hurry to Rushmore

A lovable nerd’s coming-of-age. Unrequited love. Schoolboy rebellion. A bizarre love triangle. At first glance, it would seem that Rushmore (Touchstone) simply is pressing all the Hollywood buttons. Look again. Teeming with finely crafted characters, sincere and witty moments, and a deeper social commentary, this film is fresh, smart and uncommonly endearing. Rushmore is the […]