July 12, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 5

Stories from the July 12, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Egypt’s Mubarak accepts honorary law doctorate

Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak said GW and Egypt share a commitment to a brighter future at a convocation in his honor June 29 at Lisner Auditorium, coinciding with an orientation session for GW freshmen. “For many years, your institution has been dedicated to the shaping of minds, the building of character through knowledge, through study […]

NBA Draft leaves GW players in limbo

GW men’s basketball stars Shawnta Rogers and Yegor Mescheriakov both said they expected to be selected in the NBA Draft. After all, the 5-4 Rogers was the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and led the nation in assists, while Mescheriakov possesses the size and the range on his jump shot that scouts usually like. […]

Students protest salaries of part-timers

A group working to improve salaries and benefits for graduate teaching assistants made their voices heard at Colonial Inauguration events last month. Supporters of the Graduate Teaching Assistant-Adjunct Alliance distributed fliers to parents at GW’s four CIs. The GTAAA is attempting to better working conditions for GTAs and part-time faculty. GW administrators have said GW’s […]

Summer camp preps youth for the Web

A summer camp designed to educate inner-city youth on computer skills starts this week on GW’s campus. The Cyber-Youth Network Computer Camp, sponsored by the District, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, and Cyber-Youth Network, will teach 23 selected D.C. public school students computer repair, Internet research and Web site design and building. At the end of the six-week […]

GTAAA-AAAHHHH — staff editorial

The Graduate Teaching Assistant-Adjunct Alliance recently stood outside of Colonial Inauguration events, attracting attention to themselves. Their mission was to inform incoming freshmen and their parents about the salaries of GTAs and other part-time faculty. But more importantly, their mission was to make themselves heard. The only problem is they chose the wrong way to […]

Girl power — staff editorial

What turned out to be one of the biggest stories of the summer of 1999 sort of snuck up on much of the nation. To the surprise of many, Women’s World Cup soccer was often at the center of attention throughout June and July. The story of the U.S. women’s national soccer team yearning for […]

Part-time faculty deserves answers

Welcome to GW, new students! During Colonial Inauguration, you register for your fall semester courses. The teachers you choose will quickly become one of the most important parts of your first-year experience. They will help your personal growth as well as your intellectual advancement. So I hope you can take a few minutes now to […]

Reflections on a dead draft day for GW men’s hoops

My VCR was pre-set to TNT hours before the long-awaited 1999 NBA Draft was scheduled to air June 30. I’m not one to tape television shows. I admit I’m rather poor when it comes to electronics. But this was an event I could not miss. The setting was the MCI Center in downtown D.C. And […]

GW selects first women’s water polo coach

The GW Athletic Department named Scott Reed as the head coach of the men’s and women’s water polo teams July 6 following the departure of Van Hoffman. Reed will serve as the first coach of the GW women’s water polo team, which gains varsity status this year and will start to compete in the spring […]

Kendall Payne’s new album lacks memorable sound

Kendall Payne is performing on the “B” stage for this year’s Lilith Fair. Undoubtedly, Payne will never make the jump from sideshow to superstar. She has a unique name – a memorable one – but that’s where it ends. She lacks the passionate lyrics and voice of Sarah McLachlan. She doesn’t have the sultry, sexy […]