July 1, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 4

Stories from the July 1, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

D.C. provides wealth of job opportunities

Many colleges like to brag about the job opportunities they can help students find during and after their college careers. And while these boasts may turn out to be inflated at some schools, GW can deliver a variety of internship and job possibilities that can fit almost every student because of its unique position in […]

PB plans programs for the millennium

The Program Board is hoping to create events in association with the turn of the century as part of its game plan for the 1999-2000 school year. PB is a student-run organization funded by the University that is responsible for campus-wide programming. The PB hosts and sponsors various types of programs, ranging from rock concerts […]

Welcome Week kicks off `99 fall semester

Administrators are targeting the largest freshman class in recent history as they prepare for Welcome Week, organizers said. But Welcome Week Coordinator Ian Zeitzer said organizers are trying to plan something for everyone, including upperclassmen and graduate students. The highlight for freshmen will be George’s Washington Welcome, which will serve as convocation, according to a […]

GW continues its Manifest Destiny by buying the Premier Hotel

So the behemoth known as GW continues on its Manifest Destiny march westward. With the recent acquisition of the Premier Hotel, formerly a Howard Johnson Hotel, the University can house almost 400 freshmen who would otherwise be scattered around campus or in local hotels. All visiting Colonial Inauguration freshmen and their families must be relieved. […]

What every freshman needs to know about GW sports

So you want to be a GW sports fan, huh? You want to support your Colonials? The old Buff and Blue? Ah, I envy you. So young. So many fight songs to sing. So many nights at the Smith Center ahead of you. What’s that you say? You don’t even know what the Smith Center […]

National Theatre’s Les Mis?rables tantalizes audiences with talented cast, powerful story

A production of Les Mis?rables would need to be plagued with horrendous singers, numerous technical glitches or some unfathomable problem for it to fail. When a production of Les Mis?rables contains all of the quintessential elements, it will undoubtedly blow you away and move you to speechlessness and tears. Unfortunately, the National Theatre’s production of […]

Where to go

Hungry? Need a haircut? Want to rent a movie? The following list of places should give you some direction for most of your needs. And the added bonus, they are as close to campus as possible and require minimum physical exertion. 24-Hour DinerAu Pied de Cochon1335 Wisconsin Ave., NW BankNIH Federal Credit Union2100 Pennsylvania Ave., […]

CI orients freshmen to life at college

Jeff Marootian was an incoming GW freshman two years ago, but he remembers driving to orientation like it was yesterday. “I was literally shaking,” he said. “I had no idea what to expect or who I’d meet. I was terrified.” Today Marootian, a junior majoring in human services, is student director of Colonial Inauguration, GW’s […]

GW braces for flood of summer renovations

Students received novelty hardhats as they walked into Colonial Inauguration this year for good reason – the University is engulfed in numerous construction projects. “There are a lot of exciting changes happening to campus,” said Michelle Honey, director of architecture, engineering and construction. The mid-campus quad, located between Lisner Auditorium and Gelman Library, will be […]

Smart students lead to decreased crime

Moving to an urban campus can be scary for a college freshman, but students at Foggy Bottom are pretty safe as long as they follow simple guidelines, said University Police Director Dolores Stafford. “Students need to use common sense and good judgment,” Stafford said. She said in order to protect themselves while traveling at night, […]