September 13, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 12

Stories from the September 13, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

HOVA accident prompts campus safety concerns, traffic awareness

Officials from the Hall on Virginia Avenue and the Community Living and Learning Center are taking a closer look at student traffic safety after a HOVA resident was hit by a car on Rock Creek Parkway last week. Freshman Eric Liberman was traveling along the shoulder of the parkway at about 10 p.m. Sept. 7 […]

Men’s water polo raises record

In three matches Saturday at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., the Colonials took two and dropped one to raise their record to 3-4. The Colonials, coached by Scott Reed, knocked off Washington & Jefferson College 19-7, lost to Princeton University 18-9 and then recovered in the evening to top Johns Hopkins University 8-6. […]

Students lend helping hands

GW AmeriCorps volunteers lived up to the organization’s motto, “Getting things done,” as they delivered free groceries to elderly residents of the Shaw community Saturday. The volunteer project is a bimonthly service run through the GW chapter of AmeriCorps, a hands-on community service organization started by President Clinton in 1993. Kris Petumenos, AmeriCorps member and […]

Scholarship scam

College students and their parents are feeling the sting of scholarship scams more often. As the cost of attending a college or university rises, students and their parents are turning to alternative funding sources to pay for their education. But with an explosion of alternatives come scams and fraud, financial aid experts said. According to […]

WRGW finds a new home in the Marvin Center

GW radio station WRGW has a new place to call its own. The station, which broadcasts to the GW community, recently moved into a new, state-of-the-art studio on the ground floor of the Marvin Center. “It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said senior Jason Cohen, general manager of WRGW. “It’s a dramatic difference to have the station […]

Six signs that your scholarship is sunk

Beware of deceptive lines like these: 1. “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.” 2. “You can’t get this information anywhere else.” 3. “May I have your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship?” 4. “We’ll do all the work.” 5. “The scholarship will cost some money.” 6. “You’ve been selected […]

Volunteer group initiates improved community ties

GW students are attempting to reach out to Foggy Bottom residents through new initiatives to improve community interaction, student leaders said. United Foggy Bottom, a community service project geared to help area senior citizens with everyday activities, was created last year by former Student Association President Carrie Potter and continues this year under the leadership […]

D.C. Diary: In election-obsessed GW, a new kind of candidate emerges

September 8, 1999Crawford Hall11:45 p.m. In the cramped lobby of Crawford Hall tonight there were no balloons, eleventh-hour prayers, or giddy campaign workers counting down the minutes. But it was election night, nonetheless, in GW’s tiniest Foggy Bottom residence hall. Scattered throughout the building, the candidates for Crawford Hall Council waited patiently for the news. […]

GW steps into global market competition with online classes

GW undergraduates were able take courses this summer without ever leaving the comforts of their homes. In a move to make GW competitive on the Internet, undergraduate classes in business administration, tourism, creative writing, and computer literacy were offered online for the first time this summer, said Don Lehman, vice president of Academic Affairs. “The […]

When Super Furry Animals attack

The great pop artist Andy Warhol once said “I like boring things. I like things to remain the same over and over again.” Warhol wouldn’t have liked Guerrilla (Flydaddy), the latest effort from Welsh rockers Super Furry Animals. This album doesn’t stay the same, and it is far from boring. A big trend for bands […]