April 8, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 61

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

GW bands to star in Spring Fling

GW student bands will headline the concert portion of the Program Board’s Spring Fling April 24 for the first time in the event’s decade-long history. Past Spring Fling acts have included They Might Be Giants, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Tori Amos, but PB decided to open the event to campus bands who were anxious […]

GW splits with local teams

The GW baseball team’s offense continued its onslaught of opposing pitchers, but the Colonials only split their two games this week. GW (18-14) pounded Mount Saint Mary’s College after putting up strong offensive numbers in an extra-innings loss to Georgetown University. “That’s going to happen,” sophomore Dan Rouhier said. “We were playing pretty well and […]

Former Lewinsky lawyer fields questions

Former Monica Lewinsky attorney William Ginsburg and a panel of media experts discussed “Lawyering in the Glare of the Media” at GW Law School Tuesday afternoon. National Public Radio legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and GW School of Media and Public Affairs professors Carl Stern and Steve Roberts rounded out the panel’s discussion on the […]

McCalla, Wilee make regional competition

Anyone who has followed this year’s GW gymnastics team knows freshman Devin McCalla is having an incredible season. McCalla is this year’s Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Rookie Performer. Her average scores placed her second individually in a region, which includes NCAA playoff-bound University of Maryland and Massachusetts, a tough team in recent years. McCalla also […]

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 […]