April 19, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 64

Stories from the April 19, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Friends of Cincinnatus focuses on community

Students interested in playing an active role in community service projects can join Friends of Cincinnatus, a new student group dedicated to increasing community service involvement. “We are public servants who want to help with community service,” said President Michael Bennett. “There needs to be a group at GW that goes out together as a […]

Block party offers food, fun

The smell of the barbecue and cotton candy hung in the F Street air Sunday as GW students braved a windy afternoon to celebrate community unity at the annual Thurston Block Party. “It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out with your friends and eat free food,” freshman Sona Balanian said. “You can act like you’re […]

SAC honors students for leadership, service

Purple, gold and silver balloons decorated the Marvin Center ballroom Thursday night to honor the contributions of individual GW students and groups at the 14th Annual Excellence in Student Life Awards. More than 300 students dined on a buffet while listening to the Charles Woods Jazz Ensemble. The names and photographs of nominees were projected […]

University to charge fee for wellness center

The University could charge students a mandatory fee of up to $112.50 per semester to help pay for the construction of the health and wellness center, according to the 1999-2000 University Bulletin. GW broke ground for the center earlier this semester and completion is slated for November 2000. The fee could be added to students’ […]

News Briefs

Tibetan monk to share experience as political prisoner Students for a Free Tibet will host an evening with Palden Gyatso, Tibetan monk and former political prisoner, SFT President Alene Tchourumoff said. Gyatso, who was imprisoned for 33 years, is scheduled to speak Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in Lerner Hall room LL101 about his experiences as […]

Embassy dinner dishes up a `world of flavor’

The International Student Society’s 67th Annual Embassy Dinner featured sights, sounds, smells and tastes of cultures from around the world, beginning with a Muslim prayer and ending with a martial arts demonstration. The event, titled “A World of Flavor,” was held Saturday night in the Marvin Center Ballroom as the grand finale of International Week. […]

Fest on Quad shares tips on consumerism

The Sports Illustrated Campus Fest transformed the Quad into a consumers’ wonderland Thursday and Friday, offering about 3,500 students promotional products, prizes and games. In its second year at GW, the fest’s goal was to educate students about consumerism and help them make better purchasing decisions, said Barry Dorsey, co-manager of the event. “Many of […]

Students sport milk mustaches

Got milk? That was the question on the minds of several GW students as they posed for a photo shoot on the Quad Friday afternoon as part of the national “Milk Mustache” advertising campaign. The campus tour will stop at more than 50 colleges and universities in search of the perfect milk mustache. A finalist […]

GW student creates digital democracy

GW senior Einat Sandman teamed with a high school friend in 1998 to create Digital Democracy, an interactive political Web site that provides voters an information center and forum about Silicon Valley politics. “I am from California, and I used to feel guilty filling out a ballot because I did not know the candidates on […]

Letters to the Editor

Teaching tolerance I was shocked and dismayed when I read the April 15 “From Outside the Beltway” op-ed “Movie on homosexual rights was wrong for second-grade students,” (p. 4). The authors criticized the decision to show a documentary on homosexuality to a second-grade class, or to read them Becky Has Two Mommies. The author contended […]