May 17, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 2

Stories from the May 17, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SMPA breaks ground with a new facility

GW celebrated the groundbreaking of the new School of Media and Public Affairs building Wednesday at the corner of H and 21st streets. Board of Trustees Chair John Zeglis said at the party the SMPA building will serve as home to the leaders in communication technology. Zeglis, who is also president of AT&T, said GW […]

Due respect — staff editorial

Not many people have seen the kinds of things Archbishop Desmond Tutu has seen. The Nobel Peace Prize winner fought hard to end apartheid in South Africa and now commits himself to healing his native country. His speech at Commencement Sunday chronicled his struggle for freedom and reminded people that everyone must be treated equally. […]

Double standard? — staff editorial

When a fraternity gets caught violating the University’s alcohol policy, there can be hell to pay. Suspensions, fines and withdrawal of University recognition can result if a fraternity holds unregistered parties and uses common-source containers, like kegs. When the School of Business and Public Management held its leadership retreat this spring, it violated those rules […]

Ellipse provides `special’ education

“Why did you choose GW?” It seems like I have been asked that question hundreds of times in the three years I’ve been at this institution of higher learning. And I usually rattle off some wisecrack answer such as “because I didn’t get into Northwestern.” I never have been completely sure why I chose this […]

Sentimental good-bye to class of ’99

In the 18th century, “sentimental” still meant “having to do with the human feelings.” It was an almost neutral adjective. But as the 19th century progressed, “sentimentality” took on an increasingly pejorative meaning that could be paraphrased as “inclined toward emotional sloppiness and shallow artifacts.” Those who pressed flowers between the leaves of their books, […]

Basketball, baseball rule in ’97-’99

In the first two years of the class of 1999 experience, women’s sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics ruled the Foggy Bottom scene. In the next two years, the men redeemed themselves with some of the greatest basketball and baseball seasons in GW history. Fueled by the brilliance of `99 graduates Yegor Mescheriakov, […]

Upcoming games

B-baseball*at Jacobs Field Monday: no games scheduled. Tuesday: B at Cleveland State-2 p.m.* Wednesday: no games scheduled. Thursday: no games scheduled.

Tutu welcomes graduates into God’s family

Commencement speaker Archbishop Desmond Tutu spread his arms wide as if to embrace the more than 20,000 spectators at Commencement on the Ellipse, with only the gentle sound of flags flapping in the wind and a few hushed voices as competition. “There are no outsiders,” he said. Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in […]

Sports Briefs

La Salle sweeps GW The GW baseball team had to win only one game of their home weekend series against the Duquesne Dukes to qualify for the four-team Atlantic 10 Tournament. But instead, they were swept in three games Friday and Saturday. In game one, the Colonials gave up five runs in the ninth to […]

Tutu promotes education for the needy

The little girls nervously pulled the hems of their black skirts, and the little boys tugged at the collars of their white button-downs. But when the crew lifted the curtain, the children of every race, creed and ethnicity dropped their hands and raised their voices for Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Murch-Mann Children’s Choir joined other […]