April 12, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 62

Stories from the April 12, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Colonial rowers place fifth in GW Crew Classic

It was a beautiful day on the Potomac River Saturday for the 12th Annual GW Invitational Crew Classic, but the only emotion the Colonials could muster was disappointment. At 4:20 p.m., when the long day of rowing finally ended for GW, the Colonials had accumulated only 19 points, good for fifth place. The winner of […]

Bhangra Blowout draws large crowd for fun night

One of the team’s songs at the Bhangra Blowout April 3 said “what we need in this place is more bass.” But the Bhangra Blowout didn’t lack anything. It had amazing music, colorful dress and remarkable dancing. And to top it off, GW’s team won first place in the 12-team competition. Bhangra Blowout is a […]

GW fires employee accused of stealing student mail

The U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office is investigating a GW mail room employee who is suspected of stealing about $5,000 in cash and checks from student mail last month, said Jim Miller, GW Mail Services site manager. The male employee, who had worked at the University for 60 days, was targeted as a suspect by postal […]

Professor, survivor offers glimpse into Nazi horrors

“What is 6 million people?” asks the slightly graying, soft-spoken professor in heavily accented English. “Just statistics, you can’t even comprehend what is 6 million people,” he answers himself. Dr. Gideon Frieder, a professor in GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, doesn’t intend to tell his personal story at Hillel Monday night as part […]

Dignitaries discuss an expanded NATO

Representatives of NATO’s three newest member nations spoke in the Marvin Center ballroom Thursday about their countries’ entry into the alliance. Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic became the first former Warsaw Pact countries to enter NATO, officially joining the organization last month. Hungarian Ambassador G?za Jeszenszky, Czech Republic Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Antonin […]

Dimock Gallery hosts variety of student works

Originally Published 04/12/99 The “Annual Awards Show” at GW’s Dimock Gallery is a unique exhibition. It showcases the talent of GW fine arts students and intertwines a variety of art forms and techniques. Works of art are separated into six categories: ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and visual communications. The artwork is arranged in […]

University awards six fellowships

The Student Activities Center announced the 10th annual class of Presidential Administrative Fellows last week, praising winners for their academic achievement and community service. Seniors Liz Allen, Bhoomi Brahmbhatt, Samantha Byrd, Jonathan Nurse, Carrie Potter and Alyson Rappaport were selected from 41 applicants for the PAF program this year, said Peter Konwerski, assistant director of […]

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United Nations debuts at GW

United Nations representatives assembled in Funger Hall Friday for a three-day conference. But these members wore awkward-looking suits and few spoke the language of the countries they represented. Was it a sign of a disintegrating U.N.? Just the opposite. GW’s International Affairs Society and Elliott School of International Affairs hosted their first Washington Area Model […]

Cash compensation entices students to donate eggs, sperm

Fertility clinics are increasingly targeting college students for egg and sperm donations through advertisements in college newspapers – a trend some medical professionals say could be exploitating students. Potential health risks aside, students may find the financial incentives to donate often are too enticing to ignore. Some fertility clinics offer donors as much as $3,000, […]