October 14, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 21

Stories from the October 14, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW employees fund campaigns

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg had no difficulty answering why he donated $1,000 to Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign. “(Gore) asked me,” the self-proclaimed lifelong Democrat said. Trachtenberg said he thinks Gore is the best candidate for the presidency, considering Gore’s vast experience in government. Gore served numerous roles in the federal bureaucracy, serving […]


The editorial, “Gaining no ground,” in the Thursday, Oct. 7, edition of The Hatchet incorrectly stated the new hospital’s loading dock is planned to be located on New Hampshire Avenue. The loading dock is planned to be located on 24th Street.

D.C. Diary: La Dolce Vita

October 10, 1999Holy Rosary Church and Casa Italiana4:43 p.m. I finally found people who understand the importance of fresh mozzarella, who probably cried when Roberto Baggio missed the goal in 1994 and who know the true meaning of ti amo. After four long years of searching the District, I finally found my people at the […]

Murder ignited activism, fears for gay students

Matthew Shepard’s death one year ago galvanized human rights activists across the country, but it had a special impact on gay college students, said Josh Meyer, Administrative Chair for GW Pride, a student group that advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. “His murder raised awareness of the reality of hate crimes in both […]

CDs give lessons in campaigning

The GW College Democrats promoted student campaigning, and democratic advisers offered tips at a seminar Thursday in Thurston Dining Hall. Former Democratic National Committee advisor Danny O’Brien offered a “crash course” in campaigning and was joined by Gore 2000 Chairman Tony Cohelo. O’Brien described how campaign teams break down eligible voters into groups and then […]

Bond, GW bond — staff editorial

GW’s request for a $380-million tax-exempt bond from the District – despite local opposition – should be approved because granting GW the money will have a positive effect on the city. At a hearing before the D.C. City Council’s Committee on Economic Reform Thursday, GW officials and students defended the University’s case for receiving the […]

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Students `come out to Congress’

GW Pride set up a stand on the H Street Terrace Thursday to support alternative lifestyles and to lobby the U.S. government on National Coming Out Day. National Coming Out Day is a nationwide program sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, a national non-profit organization advocating equal rights for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered […]

Hippodromania! — staff editorial

GW students will soon have a place to go on campus at night that will have activities that don’t involve alcohol consumption. The fifth floor of the Marvin Center – newly dubbed the Hippodrome – will house new arcade games, televisions with DirecTV, a dance floor, a diner and a cyber lounge, where students can […]