May 10, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 1

Stories from the May 10, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Mystery surrounds Tutu speech, but past performances offer hope

Red and orange leaves blew around his feet in the wind as Archbishop Desmond Tutu approached the podium outside the National Cathedral in October 1998. A procession of Christians, singing hymns and carrying crosses, followed Tutu. In his presence, the crowd remained silent, carefully listening to every word. His voice rose above the howling wind […]

Places to go, things to see

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery1050 Independence Ave., SW10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.357-2700 Corcoran Gallery of Art500 7th St., NWWed.-Mon. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.639-1700 Daughters of the American Revolution Museum1776 D St., NWMon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.879-3241 Freer Gallery of ArtJefferson […]

Thoughts on Tutu

What world and religious leaders have said about Archbishop Desmond Tutu: “Sometimes strident, often tender, never afraid and seldom without humor, Desmond Tutu’s voice will always be the voice of the voiceless.” -South African President Nelson Mandela “A leader in both struggle and reconciliation, Archbishop Tutu reminds us that the search for justice begins in […]

GW honors superb service

Jonathan Skrmetti helped to rewrite the Student Association Constitution, changing how student government at GW works. That’s one of the reasons why he received a GW Award, which honors the legacies people leave the GW community long after they leave, Skrmetti said. The senior philosophy major will be joined on the Commencement stage Sunday by […]

Events to link new grads with alumni

Grad Week `99 will kick off Monday with a new event aimed at creating a stronger connection between GW graduates and the Alumni Relations Office. The Alumni House, which worked closely with the Student Activities Center this year in planning the weeklong celebration, will hold an open house to inform students how to get involved […]

GW retains back-up plan for graduation

A back-up plan was developed after lightning struck GW in 1995 and the Commencement ceremony was canceled. The back-up plan insures graduates will experience a ceremony, regardless of the weather and has remained almost the same since the University first created it in 1996, Director of University Special Events Lynn Shipway wrote in a statement. […]

GW parents say D.C. enhances education

Promises of “something happens here” and “you will go far” dominate GW admissions literature, enticing parents to spend more than $110,000 over the course of four years. Many graduates’ parents agree that their money was well-spent and that something does happen here as their children near the end of their years at GW. Barbara Schoeneman, […]

Seniors look forwardto starting a new life

Excited seniors are gearing up for their final days at GW with parties and speculations as to what graduation day has in store. Senior Donna Sears, graduating with a degree in international affairs, said she is going out with friends and spending time with her family before graduating and moving to Argentina to work. She […]

Pieces of the past

For a University with few local students and few alumni who plan to spend their lives here, every Commencement ushers in a bit of amnesia to Foggy Bottom. Continuing The GW Hatchet’s 95-year battle against institutional memory loss, we present the first two years of the GW story that only the class of 1999 can […]