April 26, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 66

Stories from the April 26, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

The time has come to pass the baton

I can’t believe these are the last words I will write in the pages of The GW Hatchet. I still remember the first ones, in a p. 19 story about the new blue signs on campus buildings. I can’t count the number of words, stories, pages, headaches, tears, triumphs and heartaches that fell in between. […]

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Students make history at NATO conference

Senior Anisha Lal sat in the 10th row at Friday’s opening ceremony of the NATO 50th Anniversary Summit. “I really lucked out,” Lal said. “There were a couple of empty seats and I got to go sit down. It was amazing. Here I was in a room with the most powerful people in the world.” […]

Managing, living, learning

My last piece for The Hatchet, and I wish I had something meaningful to say. I don’t. I wish had glorious insights that would resonate with readers. And years later, they’d quote me to their friends mingling over cocktails at dinner parties, wondering where they procured such brilliance. I wish I could mold this last […]

Student creates D.C. workout empire

At age 18, Cameron Schiller has created a mini-empire. He has found a niche in the D.C. metropolitan area and at GW for a craze that is sweeping the nation – Tae Bo, a form of martial arts and boxing made famous by martial artist Billy Blanks. Schiller, a freshman international business major with a […]

Spring Fling goes to the `X-treme’

The skies were clear and the sun was shining this year over Program Board’s “X-treme Spring Fling” on the Quad as students were treated to live music, free food and games. “Spring Fling is a totally free event put on by the Program Board for the students,” said PB Parties Chair Shreema Sanghvi. “It is […]

Allegations of genocide by Turkey demand a response

An Armenian and Muslim tragedy? Yes! Genocide? No! That summarizes the conclusion of 68 scholars who declared more than a decade ago that historic evidence does not support a premeditated attempt by the Ottoman Empire to exterminate Armenians. Years have gone by since this declaration was published, but efforts continue by Armenian groups to prove […]

Transferring three years to paper

A dear friend recently asked me if I regretted transferring to GW from the University of Missouri-Columbia my sophomore year. Without a moment’s hesitation, I said, “No.” My three years at GW have been a collection of bittersweet memories, which my heart will treasure and my mind will analyze forever. I grew close to those […]

Tibetan monk describes33 years of torture

Exiled Tibetan monk Palden Gyatso described his 33-year imprisonment in Tibet and the torture he endured at the hands of his Chinese captors in a speech to more than 80 students Thursday night at the GW Law School. Gyatso said prisoners were given only one ladle of soup per day and forced to plow the […]

Letters to the Editor

Checks and balances The April 22 front-page article “University professors’ salaries rise nationwide” was timely. However, the article would have been more complete if there also had been reference to the extensive story in the April 23 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education and if there had been an analysis of how GW’s faculty […]