September 30, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 17

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

Controversial congressman faces GW student protests

Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) condemned the D.C. referendum to legalize medicinal marijuana at a GW College Republicans event and spoke about several other issues while anti-Barr protesters waited outside. More than 15 members of the GW Progressive Student Union organized a demonstration outside the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, expressing anti-Barr sentiment to passers-by. According to […]

GW’s silence

It’s been a few weeks since everyone has returned to campus, and, as often happens, serious issues have gone unanswered by GW’s administration. Granted, GW students are notorious for complaining about anything and everything. “Mom, why can’t we have (insert item here) like those kids at Harvard!” However, in the early weeks of the semester […]

GW says local bars market to women

University officials said they are noticing a trend among local bars to target female freshmen in advertisements after a few women at GW faced hospitalization for consuming too much alcohol during the first few weeks of the semester. Mike Walker, senior assistant dean of students, said seven of the eight students hospitalized this semester for […]

Live performance greets the WRGW audience

The ground floor of the Marvin Center was all but deserted at 11 p.m. Monday night. But in the WRGW studios, a small revolution was taking place. WRGW, which recently moved into its new studios, hosted a live rock performance on the air. The station featured local group EBO on the “Locals Only” broadcast, a […]

SA president lacks enthusiasm

In my previous life as a “newsie,” I had to go to a lot of Student Association Senate meetings. I probably have been to more of those meetings than half of the current SA senators, not to mention the current president. Maybe that is why I am so perplexed by what has been going on […]

Three Kings surprises audiences with powerful plot

5 hatchets Three Kings(Warner Bros.) is easily one of the best movies of the year. Filled with indelible images and written in a colloquial manner, the film could be a major contender when the Oscars roll around in March. Starring a one-time television actor and two rappers turned movie stars, it is easy to see […]

Professor documents history

The Bond family is the subject of GW history professor Adele Logan Alexander’s new book, Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family 1846-1926, even though the family is neither famous nor found in any history textbook. “The Bond family is my family,” Alexander said. “They’re not rich or’s a three-generation American […]

Barr(ing) democracy — staff editorial

Bob Barr dislikes the idea of democracy in the District. Barr, who spoke on campus Wednesday, has committed himself to neglecting the will of Washington residents by blocking any attempt to fund the use of medicinal marijuana in D.C., which passed overwhelmingly in a citywide referendum last year. President Clinton rightly vetoed the District’s budget […]

Pages of the Jewish Past

The Kiev Collection in Gelman Library is recognized as one of the most impressive compilations of Jewish publications on the East Coast. Its resources range from first-edition manuscripts of Hebrew and Yiddish texts to three books about the Three Stooges. “The collection is fantastic,” said Reuben Schlanker, a member of the Gelman Library staff who […]

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, […]