April 22, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 65

Stories from the April 22, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Hillel leads students into Jewish adulthood

Four local college students became Jewish adults Saturday – long after their 13th birthdays – when they read from the Torah and became bar and bat mitzvahs at GW’s Hillel. Graduate students Marni Kupferman and Leslie Brown, sophomore Healy Sutton and Howard University student Tyrrell Jones-Eiland studied under mentors to learn about Jewish history and […]

Coming soon: NATO–staff editorial

If you haven’t noticed, security around the city has been beefed up for NATO’s 50th anniversary summit this weekend. It’s a good thing, too. Washington is already an obvious target. Add 40 heads of state, 1,700 dignitaries and continued NATO military action in Kosovo, and our city becomes a natural bull’s eye for terrorists. Washington […]

Students set to relieve stress at Chalk-In

The University Counseling Center will invite students to pick up a piece of chalk and get creative at its annual Chalk-In Tuesday. Students hoping to release stress from finals, gain recognition for their student group or simply express themselves will be able to decorate all of H Street with chalk, said Bob Wilson, assistant director […]

GW rally falls short against Maryland

The GW baseball team continued its success against Atlantic 10 teams with a win over Dayton to start the week but lost a tight game to the University of Maryland. A game at Mount Saint Mary’s College Wednesday afternoon was canceled due to rain. The Colonials (22-20, 8-4 A-10) play a three-game home series against […]

University denies JEC compensation

Members of the Joint Elections Committee will not be paid for their work on the JEC this year, according to a memo issued by a University administrator this week. Jen McCarthy, coordinator of student organizations for the Student Activities Center and the JEC’s adviser, wrote in a memo Monday that the JEC charter does not […]

Upcoming Games

B-baseballC-crewMT-men’s tennisWT-women’s tennis(DH)-doubleheader*at Va. Tech**Camden, N.J. Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: MT at A-10 Champ.*WT at A-10 Champ.* Saturday: B vs. La Salle-12 p.m. (DH)MT at A-10 Champ.*WT at A-10 Champ.*C at A-10 Champ.** Sunday: B vs. La Salle-12 p.m.MT at A-10 Champ.*WT at A-10 Champ.*

Students organize Earth Day festival

The Student Association and the Environmental Law Association are co-sponsoring an Earth Day celebration Friday at 12:30 p.m. on the Quad, in honor of the wonders of Mother Earth. Students will be treated to free veggie burgers, ecologically sound prizes and the unveiling of the University’s new recycling bins. “GW recycles, but the problem is […]

Some GW sports may move to Mount Vernon campus

The GW Department of Athletics has tentative plans to expand and create facilities at GW’s Mount Vernon campus for several varsity sports, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said. Several current varsity sports, including men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s tennis, would compete at upgraded facilities at Mount Vernon under the plan. Future varsity […]

News Briefs

UPD reports decrease in crime University Police released 1998 campus crime statistics this week, in accordance with the Student Right to Know Act. All but one category of reportable crimes have decreased since 1997. The one weapon violation reported this year marks an increase from 1997, but UPD reports significant decreases in property crimes and […]

NBA looms large on the horizon for Colonials’ Rogers

The numbers that symbolize the feats of great athletes are often numbing. In 1955-’56, GW legend Joe Holup averaged 25 points and 23 rebounds. Forty-five years later, those Bunyanesque statistics are as easy to imagine as George Washington surveying on the Quad. Yet, no numbers may ever inspire as much awe as these: 5 feet, […]