March 22, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 56

Stories from the March 22, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Candidates prepare for runoff

Student Association candidates are preparing for a two-day runoff election this Wednesday and Thursday, three weeks after the original campus elections. The student court, which postponed the runoff for a recount of ballots in the presidential race, ordered elections to proceed after the Joint Elections Committee released its latest results. Alexis Rice, who was originally […]

GW places low, but posts high scores

The GW gymnastics team placed last in a tri-meet at the University of Georgia Saturday and third in a four-team meet at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., March 13. At Georgia, the Colonial women finished with a score of 191.400 to place last behind Georgia (198.375) and North Carolina State University (193.600). […]

Michigan students protest sweat shops

(U-WIRE) ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Discussions continued Thursday between University of Michigan administrators and student activists who have occupied President Lee Bollinger’s office in the Fleming Administration Building since Wednesday morning. Members of Students Organizing for Labor and Economic Equality said they will not leave the office until administrators meet their demands to develop a […]

Sports Briefs

Champney to compete at NCAAs GW swimmer Tim Champney qualified for the NCAA Division I Swimming Championships to be held March 25-27 in Indianapolis, Ind. The junior, the 1999 Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Performer, is the first male swimmer in GW history to reach the NCAAs. He will compete in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstrokes. […]

Gelman looks back on fall of communism

Gelman Library is hosting an exhibit that explores the revolutions that led to the collapse of communism, 10 years after the fall of the eastern European bloc. The “Goodbye, Comrade .” exhibit showcases posters, books, magazines and other images from the revolutions in eastern Europe in 1989. The exhibit, which runs from March 10 to […]

Colonials stumble to four straight losses

After sweeping a three-game series from Fairfield University, the GW baseball team lost all four of its games during spring break. Two other games against the colleges of William & Mary and Holy Cross were canceled. GW was outscored 35-11 in the four losses. The Colonials (6-11) travel to George Mason University Tuesday at 2:30 […]

UC regents attempt to diversify system

(U-WIRE) SAN FRANCISCO – In the first tweak of the admissions process since the ban on affirmative action practices, University of California regents voted Thursday to guarantee a UC spot to high school students who graduate in the top four percent of their class. With Gov. Gray Davis in attendance, regents approved a plan designed […]

Eminem’s new album goes stale quickly

With his debut album, The Slim Shady LP, Eminem (a.k.a. Slim Shady, a.k.a. Marshall Mathers), has created the music equivalent of an episode of “The Jerry Springer Show.” It’s funny, disturbing and sounds like a car crash – you can’t help listening. But by the end of the album, the sound becomes tired and stale. […]

Seventeen honors Wake Forest freshman

(U-WIRE) WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – When Wake Forest freshman Melissa Poe did not hear back from President George Bush, she took matters into her own hands. Nine years later, she has helped thousands of people work toward her original goal – a cleaner environment. Recently, Poe was recognized for her efforts. She went to Washington to […]

The Offspring bubbles with energy, little else

The Offspring was late, and the crowd was growing restless. “What the (expletive)?” asked one aging hard-rock fan. Finally, a half hour later, the lights in George Mason’s Patriot Center went dim, and guitar music started. A massive shout erupted from the audience, resembling a middle school dance gone awry and a 15-year reunion for […]