August 23, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 6

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

The best little scandal in Texas

Sixteen months ago, Tom Penders and Austin, Texas parted ways. Yet the battle between the University of Texas and its former basketball coach has hardly waned. Two days after their disappointing season ended in a loss to the University of Oklahoma, four University of Texas men’s basketball players came to Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds’ house […]

Growing rate of alumni donations provides an edge for GW

The percentage of undergraduate alumni who participate in GW’s annual giving program has nearly doubled from four years ago, according to statistics from the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. The office is attempting to increase the percentage of undergraduate alumni who financially support GW, Michael J. Worth, vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs, […]

Colonials still waiting for a shot

Five former GW basketball players flirted with the American professional ranks this summer, but with the WNBA season winding down and the NBA season gearing up, the chances are dimming that a Colonial will suit up this year with a professional franchise. In June, Tajama Abraham, a 1997 graduate and Atlantic 10 Player of the […]

Residents receive free newspapers

Students living in residence halls will receive free issues of USA Today, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal in an effort to boost student readership, according to a letter from President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg addressed to students. GW will provide students with 1,600 copies of each of the national daily papers Monday […]

The revolving door: New coaches at GW

The following personnel moves were made during the summer in the GW Athletic Department: Men’s basketball: Jimmy McGovern was named Administrative Assistant, replacing Brian Blaney, who departed for the University of Stony Brook.Women’s basketball: Kathy Wilson, Kara McVey, and Tori Harrison joined the team as assistant coaches, replacing Margaret McKeon and Gabrielle Butler.Women’s crew: Angela […]

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 […]