April 15, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 63

Stories from the April 15, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW abolishes freshman mentoring program

GW administrators met with students last week to explain their decision to end the University’s Pre-College Review and Enrichment Program. PREP was an eight-week summer program in which 50 incoming freshmen from the D.C. area took classes and leadership seminars to ensure a higher level of performance in college. But administrators cut the program’s funding, […]

Movie on homosexual rights was wrong for second-grade students

(U-WIRE) COLLEGE STATION, Texas – One of the most contentious issues in American society today is homosexuality. It is an issue that evokes such strong emotions that both sides of the spectrum seem to have gone overboard. On one side, there is the First Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. – more commonly known to the […]

Letters to the Editor

Come one, come all Memories of midterms are still in our heads and the thought of finals will soon be looming over our beds at night. But we’d like to invite you to sit back, relax and put your worries aside. The Thurston Hall Council and its Block Party Committee have been working all semester […]

Denying death — Staff editorial

A Michigan judge sentenced Jack Kevorkian Tuesday to 10 to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder. The sentence ends Kevorkian’s nine-year crusade for doctor-assisted suicide, during which he helped more than 130 people end their lives. While the Michigan sentence ends Kevorkian’s life mission – at least until an appeals court hears the case […]

How my 15 minutes of fame turned into a nightmare

Did you catch my broadcast debut last Friday night? If you blinked, you probably missed it. Not to worry, I’ll recap it for you. ABC’s “Nightline” (the show hosted by Ted Koppel that competes with Dave Letterman and Jay Leno for weirdest late-night hairdo) originally was supposed to broadcast live from GW’s own Lisner Auditorium. […]

Rachel Leslie

Rachel Leslie’s scalp ached beneath her wig when she took the stage as Andromache, the bereaved wife of a warrior, in “The Trojan Women” last Saturday at the Shakespeare Theatre. She was used to being bald. But her flowing fake locks, lovely gown, and even the 50-pound child she lugged across the stage were all […]

Taking a (keg) stand – Staff editorial

The University has taken a strong stand on alcohol policy violations committed by Greek-letter organizations on campus: Follow the rules or face suspension. Administrators should be commended for drawing the line on a matter that has rapidly gotten out of hand. Mike Gargano, assistant vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, sent a memo […]

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Colonials lose twice but blow out UMBC

The GW baseball team registered one blowout victory this week over the University of Maryland-Baltimore County but lost close games to the U.S. Naval Academy and Temple. The Colonials fell 16-12 to Navy Wednesday afternoon at Barcroft Park. GW led 8-2 when starter Chris Worth left the game, but the Midshipmen scored 10 unanswered runs […]