March 25, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 57

Stories from the March 25, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Rape victim continues civil suit

Jessica Smithers says no matter how often she talks about the night she was raped in October 1995, it spurs strong emotions. “I have had to discuss it on so many instances, and it still hasn’t gotten easier,” she said. Smithers, who transferred to GW in 1997, was a freshman at Boston University when she […]

GW gymnasts shoot for second straight A-10 title

The GW gymnastics team will try to “defend what is ours” when it competes at the Atlantic 10 Championships Saturday in Philadelphia, sophomore Lindsey Ferris said. Winners of last year’s A-10 title and the No. 1 seed this year, the Colonial women and head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham are not ready to relinquish their title. “We […]

Eight D.C. high schoolers earn GW scholarships

GW awarded scholarships to eight seniors from D.C. public high schools Tuesday during a luncheon at the University Club. The 1999 Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship Program, formerly called the 21st Century Scholars program, will give eight young women more than a million dollars in scholarship funds over four years. The scholarship money goes toward full […]

Rape victims stay silent, unsure where to turn

The shadow of rape loomed in English Professor Abby Wilkerson’s GW classroom, invading student journal entries and emotional personal essays. Last spring, the professor responded to her students by searching educational databases for information about rape and sexual assault on college campuses, but said she found few writers and researchers addressing the taboo subject. Wilkerson […]