February 4, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 45

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

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 […]

Shore receives Bender prize for work at local youth shelter

For Deborah Shore, caring is not enough. For more than two decades, the founder and leader of Sasha Bruce Youthworks, D.C.’s only emergency center for young people, has helped countless children and teens better their lives by providing them safety, security and most of all, love. GW honored her lifelong, personal outreach to Washington’s endangered […]

Letters to the Editor

Shameful decision I’m writing in reference to the Feb. 1 article “Mount Vernon’s Pelham Hall to house men,” (p. 1) on behalf of my friends who live there. I can understand the administration’s desire to create rooms for men on the Mount Vernon campus simply because of the lack of housing (which could be remedied […]

News Briefs

CIRC upgrades to faster servers for e-mail As the Computer Information and Resource Center prepares for the next upgrade of the GWIS2 computer system, administrators are looking for ways to prevent a repeat of last week’s glitches. “We will try to do it this weekend, however this time it will not require much system downtime,” […]

Guess the tuition increase

Guess the tuition increase Next week, the University will announce what it bills as the lowest tuition increase in more than a decade. Can you guess how much the increase will be? The winner receives all the fame and glory that comes with being recognized on these pages. Drop off entries at The GW Hatchet […]

Local students shadow GW staff

GW administrators played host to 30 area middle school students as part of National Groundhog Job Shadow Day Tuesday. Since 1996, Groundhog Job Shadow Day has grown to a nationwide program that gives students the chance to “shadow” a professional by spending a day with them in the workplace. Seventh-grade students from Oxon Hill Middle […]

Watercolor paintings reveal region’s link with surroundings

On a wall bordering the entrance to Robert Powell’s exhibit at the Sackler Gallery hangs an eight-foot photograph of a stretch of the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal. Snow-battered, barren and erupting dramatically into the sky, the enormous mountains dwarf the spot-sized dwellings. On the other side of the wall, Powell’s watercolor paintings zoom in on […]