April 8, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 61

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

Lambda Chi Alpha faces sanctions

Lambda Chi Alpha’s national organization has placed its GW chapter on social probation because the fraternity did not register a party with the University or the fraternity’s national organization. Patrick Ledesma, president of Lambda Chi Alpha at GW, said the chapter will remain on social probation until the end of the summer. “It’s pretty harsh […]

Women find identity on history’s new stage

At GW’s Mount Vernon campus, the “Women and Power” program is working to establish a community where women are encouraged to develop their full potential and explore their relationship with the world around them. The yearlong residential living and learning program, established this year, welcomed almost 30 freshman women in a variety of majors and […]

GW’s new garden is coming up roses

Gregory Creek has nurtured the 900 rose bushes at GW for two and a half years. He prunes them. He mulches them. He waters them. But this month he is comforting them. In March, 400 of his fragrant bushes were uprooted from the rose gardens behind Lisner Auditorium, and Monroe and Government halls, to be […]

Spring Dance Concert showcases guest and student works

GW’s Spring Dance Concert, to be performed Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, will include the work of accredited guest artists and student choreographers. “The concert has a lot of diversity but it also has a lot of depth,” said Maida Withers, the artistic director of the Spring Dance […]

GW students discuss pilgrimage to Mecca

Five times a day devout Muslims pray on their knees facing Mecca, the holiest place in the Islamic faith. But once in their lifetime, each Muslim is expected to make a Hajj, a pilgrimage to the Kabah. GW’s Muslim Students Association organized a seminar to discuss the significance of the Hajj Tuesday night in the […]

Ready, Set, Go – to another movie

Quentin Tarantino is kicking himself. Were a few epic movies worth enduring all the disappointing imitations that followed? The latest Tarantino copycat is Doug Liman, who directed Go (Columbia Pictures). This film is essentially a teenybopper Pulp Fiction, but Scott Wolf is no Samuel L. Jackson and Katie Holmes is no Uma Thurman. Go develops […]

New RHA officers plan to enhance services

Residence Hall Association members elected Alan Elias president of the organization Monday for the 1999-2000 academic year. The RHA also added vice president and publicity chair positions to its executive board for the coming year. Previously, the RHA executive board had only programming and community service vice presidents. “The vice president will serve as a […]

The Bar Belle

Originally Published 04/28/99 Bar: Polly Esther’sWhere: 605 12th St., NW (between F for funky and G for groovy)Crowd: Twenty and thirtysomethingsGetting in: You’ll be carded at the doorPrices: Extremely priceyFood: NopeDancing: More than you can imaginePick-ups: Everywhere you lookPluses: Three floors of dancingMinuses: Expensive If you’re looking for a great, sweaty night of dancing, head […]

News Briefs

NATO Summit seeks GW volunteers Volunteers are needed for the 50th Anniversary NATO Summit that will be held in Washington, D.C., April 22-25. Volunteer opportunities include office work, press and media logistics, and site planning. Volunteers with strong foreign language and computer skills are needed. Students with an interest in government relations and event planning […]

Multicultural Seder celebrates freedom

The GW Hillel sponsored the third annual Multicultural Freedom Seder Tuesday at the Western Presbyterian Church to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover. Passover commemorates the deliverance of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. The stories told at Passover are meant to give those of the Jewish faith an understanding of their ancestors’ flight from […]