September 30, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 17

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

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, […]

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 […]