August 23, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 6

Stories from the August 23, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Summer Rewind

TUTU SENDS MESSAGE: Speaks on Ellipse 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 […]

The Verve Pipe channels music to all fans with its latest effort

The Verve Pipe toiled in relative obscurity until breakthroughs from its last album like the sentimental pop hit “The Freshmen,” which dominated the airwaves of both alternative and Top-40 stations for several months. So after producing unnoticed albums since 1992, the group begins promotion of its self-titled album in an unaccustomed fashion – with expectations […]

District targets underage drinking

District officials are tending to the problem of underage drinking by investigating local bars and restaurants that potentially could serve alcohol to minors. The Metropolitan Police Department and Alcohol Beverage Control are using undercover, underage students from local universities, including GW, to ensure ABC establishments refrain from serving minors, said Jacqueline Wallace, communications manager for […]

Star’s flawed performance hurts Cabaret on its national tour

Remember that famous last line Teri Hatcher uttered in her guest role on Seinfeld? As she walks out the door, she assures Jerry, They’re real. And they’re spectacular. They weren’t real. Hatcher is flat and so is her performance in The Warner Theatre’s Cabaret. As the cabaret diva Sally Bowles, Hatcher could have used the […]

GW showers students with Welcome Week `freebies’

GW student Evelyn Michaels said she was taking advantage of the “freebies” the University is offering as part of Welcome Week. “Free food is good,” Michaels said. Many campus organizations and services are using Welcome Week as an opportunity to acclimate students to campus life and offerings. “Every year there’s a basic chore – to […]

On move-in day, students, parents face the unknown

August 22, 1999Hall on Virginia Avenue – 1:30 p.m. On her first day in the Hall on Virginia Avenue, Adrienne Liberman adjusts to residence hall life. From the oddly cheerful community facilitators popping in to say hello, to the free spread of snacks in the downstairs lobby, there’s been plenty to see. Now she is […]

Harvard releases study on diversity in law schools

(U-WIRE) LOS ANGELES – Supporters of affirmative action policies and practices now have one more piece of ammunition in their fight to maintain diversity on college campuses. Two Harvard University professors released the results of their latest study Aug. 4, concluding that college students believe diversity in a student population is beneficial to their educational […]

Beyond books: Professor relations secret to stellar classes

After wrapping up his first class period of every semester, political science Professor Lee Sigelman watches in wonder as a flock of eager young GW students – smiles wide and shirts neatly pressed – make their way to greet him. He always suspects a conspiracy. “It’s like some secret fraternity out there is telling kids […]

News Briefs

Student groups apply for allocations All student groups who intend to apply for funding from the Student Association for the first semester must have forms in by Monday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. Forms are available on the fourth floor of the Marvin Center in the SA office and are also available online at […]

GW falls into second tier

GW fell out of the top 50 universities, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings, which appears on newsstands Monday. Each year U.S. News ranks universities to determine which universities or colleges are offering students the most for their money. Last year GW came in at number 50, but this year […]