March 8, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 54

Stories from the March 8, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Author David Sedaris brings humor to Lisner

Before he landed his popular monthly spot on National Public Radio, published two bestsellers and penned scripts for productions at Lincoln Center, David Sedaris’ r?sum? looked like that of a high school dropout: House cleaner. Restaurant dishwasher. Fruit picker. Paint stripper. Furniture mover. Honest, unromantic and laden with dirt, Sedaris’ writing is much like his […]

Recount puts Rice, Meisner in presidential runoff; Grosso to face Leu in bid for EVP

The student court postponed runoff elections for Student Association president and executive vice president for two weeks after presidential candidate Alexis Rice asked the Joint Elections Committee to recount votes from last week’s elections. The JEC announced earlier in the week it inaccurately tabulated election returns, and said Rice was one vote short of the […]

Diane Izzo blends folk and rock on One

A recent addition to the music industry, Diane Izzo, whose voice resembles Paula Cole’s, showcases her unique vocal and guitar abilities on her debut album One (Sugar Free Records). Blending rock and folk melodies, as well as a little blues, Izzo’s new release offers listeners a wide variety of material. Although One marks her entrance […]

GW men will dance in NCAAs

After the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament selection shows Sunday, utter dejection and jubilation filled the same room in the Smith Center in the span of an hour. The GW men’s basketball team celebrated making it into the NCAA Tournament as the 11th seed in the south region, while the GW women’s team failed to […]

Far Too Jones tries to mimic sounds of other pop band

On its album Picture Postcard Walls, Far Too Jones sounds far too close to a billion other artists. The songs are not terrible but they lack an original sound. On the first track, “As Good As You,” the name John Cougar Mellencamp springs to mind. Unfortunately, there’s no clapping like in Mellencamp’s “Jack and Diane,” […]

GW spins to Latin tunes in J Street

Latin dance music filled the air in J Street Thursday night as students gathered around the makeshift dance floor. A crowd of about 150 people swayed to the upbeat tempo but eyed the dance floor with skepticism. Then Ricardo “El Salsero” stepped on to the floor and invited everyone to form lines on either side […]

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News Briefs

ESIA schedules alternate graduation reception Saturday Elliott School of International Affairs decided Friday to hold an alternate reception May 15 for family and friends of ESIA students who are unable to attend the school’s May 14 graduation ceremony. The alternate reception is a response to student protest about the scheduling of the school’s graduation ceremony […]

After complaints, GW stresses service

University Police officers interviewed J Street and GW Bookstore employees last month about their involvement in violence and threats, raising questions about the quality of campus services and training. A student reported to UPD March 1 that a bookstore employee had threatened to hit her March 1. “Obviously, it’s an isolated incident, but it should […]

GW students form anti-racist group

Anti-Racist Action, a newly formed student group, will create a game plan for its “counter-protesting” crusade when it meets for the first time Wednesday night in the Marvin Center. Part of an international organization with chapters in Belize, Canada, Columbia and the United States, the group is the first solely anti-racist group in recent GW […]