May 17, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 2

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

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 […]

News Briefs

Senator departs from SA Undergraduate Sen. Cathy Resler (CSAS) left the Student Association Senate last week amid controversy surrounding her election and appointment. The struggle began in late April with an e-mail from Jennifer E. McCarthy, coordinator of Student Organizations, to former SA President Carrie Potter. According to the e-mail, Resler did not meet the […]

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 […]