August 23, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 6

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

SJT looks to the future as millennium approaches

The “millennial” academic year we are just beginning promises to be one of the most remarkable in the long history of The George Washington University. We will close out a century with pride and begin a new one moving swiftly toward fulfillment of bold and exciting dreams. These are dreams for the place we call […]

GW puts alcohol laws to use

GW administrators will use federal legislation to contact the parents of students who commit severe alcohol violations, Senior Assistant Dean of Students Mike Walker said. In the wake of creating an official policy about when to notify parents, administrators made one phone call to the parents of an incoming freshman who was hospitalized during Colonial […]

Keeping eye on the pennant races at GW is possible

There is nothing like following your favorite baseball team throughout the warm and relaxing summer season. Most baseball fans were fortunate in there weren’t many rain-outs to deal with this summer. Of course, many of us also barely had any shower water, but baseball season isn’t about which players and fans can stay the cleanest. […]

A new freshman community emerges

The faces of a new freshman class filed into Thurston Hall Saturday – business as usual. Move-in anxiety was high, timid hellos were exchanged, and parents’ tears were visible. But the curiosity of a new section of freshman life was in the air. A community so new to GW that no one knew what to […]

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 […]