April 5, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 60

Stories from the April 5, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW taps Archbishop Tutu as Commencement speaker

Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be the keynote speaker at GW’s University-wide Commencement ceremony May 16 on the Ellipse. Tutu gained international fame as one of the most prominent and outspoken figures during the fight to end apartheid in South Africa. Tutu, a 67-year-old native of Klerksdorp, South Africa, served as General Secretary of the South […]

GW thanks Howard for touching lives

Ron Howard is known around campus as “Mr. GW” – the smiling, easy-going ally of students, administrators and alumni. Friends from way back when and just this year alike are eager to share their glowing memories of Howard, GW’s director of alumni admissions for the past decade. They came from all across the country Tuesday […]

Female student filed false assault report

The female student who claimed she was assaulted in a Mitchell Hall bathroom last week admitted to University Police that she filed a false report, UPD Director Dolores Stafford said. The student told UPD last week an unidentified person entered the women’s bathroom on the eighth floor of Mitchell and threw a knife and two […]

U.S. sanctions are killing Iraqis

The pettiness and intensity of the Student Association presidential elections disgusted me. I am sure many others were similarly disgusted. I happened to be in a computer science class when several Phil Meisner posters went up in flames before my eyes. Needless to say, I was shocked and surprised. Part of the problem surrounding the […]

`Jews in Shoes’ hit the D.C. pavement

Students can now pound the pavement with other runners twice a week as part of a new running group called Jews in Shoes, which organizers said may spice up the running scene at GW. GW sophomores Aaron Bernay and Healey Sutton created the running group, which will hold two runs a week throughout the semester. […]

Letters to the Editor

Helping each other out Over the course of the past three weeks, our student government has been marred by everything from burning posters, to fraudulent allegations of rape, to student apathy, to the way the elections are run. Programs intended for the common good of the student body have been overshadowed by these trivial and […]

News Briefs

Med students teach teens about substance abuse prevention Medical students from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine recently traveled to D.C. to train medical students at GW and other area schools in an innovative program to teach middle school students about substance abuse. The Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention program shows healthy and diseased […]

Placebo shows it can have a lasting effect

Every decade’s alienated youth has its heroes. The ’70s had Bowie. The ’80s had Morrisey and the Smiths. With performances like the one March 27 at the 9:30 Club, Placebo showed why it has what it takes to be anti-heroes for the ’90s. The house lights dimmed. The band came out to a roar of […]

Segal files election spending complaint

A complaint filed with the student court March 30 may take Student Association candidates into the courtroom for another round. The complaint, filed by Adam Segal accuses the Joint Elections Committee of failing to abide by its own rules. Segal, who supported Alexis Rice in her failed bid for the SA presidency, said he filed […]

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