April 22, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 65

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

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, […]

Radcliffe College merges with Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Radcliffe College and Harvard University announced Tuesday the two schools intend to merge, ending Radcliffe’s 120 years as an independent undergraduate institution. Radcliffe will become the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, a non-degree-granting hub of Harvard University on equal footing with the Divinity School and the Law School. The Institute will “sustain […]

Gomez foregoes WNBA draft

Finding a job in the real world can be rather intimidating for many college students. For Noelia Gomez, working in the fast-paced international banking industry might not compare to playing in the low post, but it’s a challenge in its own right. Gomez, the Colonial women’s only all-American this season, will not declare herself eligible […]

Political groups argue merits of NATO mission

GW’s student political organizations disputed the merits of NATO’s military intervention in Kosovo at the International Affairs Society’s debate Tuesday. The debate included representatives of the College Democrats, College Republicans, College Libertarians and the International Socialist Organization. They disagreed on several points, but all the representatives said the conflict needs to end soon. ISO representative […]

WRGW’s millennial groove

“I didn’t even know we had a radio station.” That was freshman Eileen Kickish’s reaction when she was asked about WRGW, the University’s radio station. Sophomore Molly O’Sullivan said she knew the station existed and even knew a couple of its 150 staff members, but never actually listened to it. The people behind WRGW say […]

College Democrats return to their `roots’

Democrats 2000, a national Democratic organization devoted to grassroots campaigning, kicked off its “2000 in 2000” movement Wednesday in the Marvin Center ballroom. In an effort to recruit 2,000 volunteers for the 2000 election, Democrats 2000 brought Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) and other political activists to speak to a crowd of […]


People used to think of science fiction as a combination of fantasy and scientific fact. That’s not eXistenZ. The latest release from director/writer David Cronenberg, eXistenZ (Dimension Films) is the newer and more popular kind of sci-fi film – an unlikely story that probably won’t happen in the foreseeable future. In eXistenZ, humans download a […]

Meisner hopes persistence pays off after first victory

Student Association President-elect Phil Meisner has a string of losses in his past. He ran for the SA’s freshman Senate seat and lost. Later that year, he ran for a leadership position within the College Democrats and lost. In March, he ran for the SA presidency, got kicked off the ballot after missing a mandatory […]

Cusack and Thornton take control in Pushing Tin

Pushing Tin (20th Century Fox) will come as a wonderful surprise for those who think Hollywood is running out of ideas. Hollywood producers have yet to be tackle many subjects, and the hectic life of an air traffic controller is one of them. Nick Falzone (John Cusack, The Thin Red Line) works in an air […]