May 17, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 2

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

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 […]

SBPM seeks education about GW’s alcohol policy

Event organizers in GW’s School of Business and Public Management said they will educate themselves about the University’s alcohol policy after inadvertently violating it during a spring leadership retreat. SBPM administrators serve alcohol at the annual spring leadership retreat for seniors, alumni, faculty and staff, Undergraduate Marketing Coordinator Linda Christensen said. She said event organizers […]

SA grants summer funds to student groups on campus

Student groups who applied for funding over the summer will receive their allocations despite a struggle between the executive branch of the Student Association and the SA Senate. But SA President Phil Meisner said debate continues about how money will be doled out. “I have a tougher fight ahead of me, but I’m not going […]

Seniors, beer invade Thurston

The beer was flowing at Thurston Hall Wednesday night, but residents, for the first time in their lives, weren’t taking turns looking out for University Police officials patrolling the halls. But public consumption wasn’t the only thing out of the ordinary in the freshman residence hall at the University-sponsored “Back to Thurston” party, where graduates […]

Memorable Commencement Moments

“We have Tutu’s connections to thank for the weather.”-Jill Kasle, University Marshal, as sunny skies shined on the Ellipse and a cool breeze blew Sunday. “We have (Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Arthur) Levitt’s connections to thank for the weather and Tutu’s connections to thank for the stock market.”-Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, GW president “We have […]

Graduates rejoice at Union Station

Big George and a larger-than-life chili pepper schmoozed with administrators, recent graduates and their friends and families at Saturday night’s Monumental Celebration at Union Station. Other attractions included a tarot card reader, Professor Zero, a balloon artist, a man carrying a dog puppet and a booth where attendees could get temporary tattoos. While some attending […]

Pieces of the Past

Last Monday, we reviewed the first two years of events that are unique to the GW class of 1999. Now, we reminisce about the summer of `97 to today. (See p. 10 for the same two years of sports highlights.) June, 1997: “Crossfire” returns to the Marvin Center for the sixth time. Fueled by the […]