February 18, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 49

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

ESIA hosts town hall meeting

Concerns about the scheduling changes for the Elliott School of International Affairs’ graduation ceremony were the topic when ESIA deans addressed a small group of students who turned out for a town meeting Wednesday. The town meeting, which featured Dean Harry Harding and Associate Dean Edward McCord, also gave students a forum to voice their […]

The Senate will be in order

When the U.S. Senate was ready to deliver its summons to President Clinton, the man charged with the constitutionally awesome task was Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper James W. Ziglar, GW class of 1968. As the chief law enforcement and protocol officer in the Senate, Ziglar is responsible for the management of support services and […]

ANC voices concerns about new hospital

The local Advisory Neighborhood Commission expressed concern about the proposed site of a new GW hospital and discussed student housing issues related to its construction at a meeting Wednesday in the Marvin Center. Commissioners raised strong concerns about student enrollment and whether the construction of a new hospital will help the community. The members created […]

Food for Thought

On the first day, Bob Ferrando walked into the restaurant he bought on the west end of Dupont Circle and turned on the air conditioning system. It blew up. Without air conditioning, Ferrando’s new building was an inferno. With the help of his physicist brother, he began to rebuild the system. A 100-pound rotor, melted […]

Senate rejects finance reform legislation

The Student Association Senate quashed a bill intended to reform the SA funding process at its meeting Tuesday night. The bill would have broken the allocation fund into four separate funds for graduate student groups, undergraduate student groups, special funds and the executive budget. According to the legislation, 25 percent of the money would have […]

Generic Theatre production combines humor and absurdity

Generic Theatre returns to the stage Thursday with its production of Edward Albee’s The American Dream. During the 1960s, The Theater of the Absurd, with roots in European theater, became popular in the United States, attracting writers such as Albee. Absurdist theater tinkers with the standard logical formula for drama. It concentrates on the absurdity […]

Alumnus makes `Most’ of crime reporting

GW alumnus Doug Most said he is “floating on a cloud” after being tapped 1998 Journalist of the Year in New Jersey and publishing his first book. Most’s book, Always in Our Hearts, tells the story of Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson, a teenage couple from northern New Jersey who killed their newborn son and […]

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PB plans for Spring Fling after facing financial troubles

The Program Board’s traditional line-up of spring semester programming should proceed as usual, PB Executive Chair Brian Nathanson said, quelling rumors that the organization would be forced to cancel events to make up for a $45,000 loss on its Blues Traveler concert Nov. 18. “(PB) actually did a pretty good job keeping costs down for […]

SA member takes senators to court

The Student Association Student Court has agreed to hear a case this week that may affect the way students are represented in the SA Senate. S.M. “Skip” Oliva, an officer with the SA Senate, filed a complaint Monday against three SA officials, the Senate and the Joint Elections Committee. He said the current election system […]