September 30, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 17

Stories from the September 30, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Selected 1999 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Fiction: The Hours, by Michael CunninghamDrama: “Wit,” by Margaret EdsonHistory: Gotham: A History of New York City 1898, by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace (Oxford University Press)Biography: Lindbergh, by Scott A. Berg (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)Poetry: “Blizzard of One,” by Mark Strand (Alf A. Knopf)General Non-Fiction: Annals of the Former World, by John McPhee (Farrar, […]

It’s ladies’ night — staff editorial

GW administrators are taking positive steps to combat the problem of alcohol abuse and underage drinking at local bars, particularly among young women. In a disturbing trend, seven of the eight GW students treated for alcohol-related illness this year have been women. Mike Walker, senior assistant dean of students, cited advertising by local bars aimed […]

D.C. councilman donates documents to Gelman Library

GW honored D.C. Councilman Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) at a reception Thursday for donating his personal collection of documents to Gelman Library. The collection, which is housed in Gelman Library’s Gay and Lesbian Archives, is among the most prominent ever collected in the gay and lesbian communities of the United States, said Francine Henderson, head […]

SA reforming elections, campaigning

This past Tuesday, the Student Association Senate voted to create a special committee on election reform. We did this for one simple reason – there is a dramatic need for change in the way the SA conducts its elections. For the past several months, I have worked with numerous other student leaders in crafting a […]

Minority students, professors seek improved relations

GW’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called for stronger ties between minority students and professors at a reception Tuesday. The GW chapter, which received its charter in February, is in its first year of activity. GW chapter President Erika Emeruwa said the reception is representative of the program’s potential […]

Bill Bradley takes on Al Gore, party hierarchy

Last Saturday, along with a large group of other GW students, I attended the Democratic National Committee’s fall meeting, where we were presented with the rare and exciting opportunity to see both contenders for the party’s presidential nomination – former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley and Vice President Al Gore – present themselves to an […]

Rocking to the beat of a different drum

Going to law school is not the usual path to rock ‘n’ roll stardom. But don’t tell GW Law School student Chris Bonavia. Bonavia, a third-year law student at Foggy Bottom, lives two different lives – one as a student and one as a guitarist for a local band. He even works part-time as a […]

Quote of the Week

U.S. Women’s National Basketball Team member Chamique Holdsclaw was not overwhelmed by the Smith Center when she played there this week but had kind things to say:”Whatever the facilities, you adapt to it,” she said. “You know, when you go overseas, they’re a lot worse than this. This is definitely upper-echelon.”

Freshman cooks up tasty recipes

GW freshman Ashley Rotenstreich says diversity is the spice of life, and she would know. She is a volunteer and co-author of a new cookbook for charity. Rotenstreich was actively involved in community service during high school, and she played a major role in the composition of a cookbook, La Cocina de la Familia. A […]

Footloose freshmen adjust to college life

Adjusting to college is an exciting experience for almost all freshmen. As a member of a Division I soccer team, freshman soccer players kick off their college careers with responsibilities and expectations far different from the average first-year student. This season, the GW men’s soccer team added eight freshmen to its roster in the hopes […]