October 14, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 21

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

Luncheon raises money for Mount Vernon

Prominent members of the press and GW students attended a luncheon at the National Press Club Thursday to raise scholarship money for Mount Vernon students in leadership programs and honor distinguished female journalists. The event, called the Celebration of Women in Politics and Journalism, was spearheaded by Mount Vernon College alumna Cissy Baker. “The event […]

Media objectivity goes commercial

(U-WIRE) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Although it happened almost three years ago, I can still remember the headline staring me in the face like a grim death sentence: “Possible Ebola outbreak threatens the lives of millions.” Without even hearing the story on the local-evening news that night, I already knew my days were numbered. Soon, however, […]

University brings fun and games to students

Blue neon signs, a cyber lounge and DirecTV will highlight the Marvin Center fifth floor when it reopens as the Hippodrome later this week, administrators said. The renovations of the fifth floor began in June and will be completely finished around the end of October, Assistant Director of Staffing and Student Development Scott E. Jones […]

GW student gets the `price right’

Jon Green has a game show obsession. He watches the Game Show Network. An appearance on “Jeopardy!” isn’t out of the question. And, at age 21, Green already has won $16,000 on the “Price Is Right.” “I’ve been a fan of the show since I was five,” said Green, who will make his television debut […]

New Mexico governor fails in home state and drug issue

As a resident of New Mexico, I was appalled when I heard that my governor would be traveling to D.C. to speak on the issue of our nation’s drug policy. Appalled, and embarrassed. And, when I saw The Hatchet’s article (“Governor Decries U.S. Drug Policies,” Oct. 7, p. 1) on Gary Johnson’s speech, it only […]

SA considers Muslim center

The Muslim Student Association successfully lobbied the Student Association Senate Tuesday night to approve a Senate resolution calling for “support and aid in research for the creation of a Muslim Student Center on the Foggy Bottom Campus.” A number of MSA members voiced their concerns to the Senate about a lack of space for MSA […]

GW raises millions from philanthropists for special campaign

Philanthropists donated $300 million to GW’s Centuries Campaign during the fiscal year ending June 30, according to figures from the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. The Centuries Campaign includes money from grants for the annual budget, new and improved facilities and the University’s endowment. The campaign was founded in 1996 with an original goal […]

Dangerous silence — staff editorial

Two men allegedly entered the GW Food Services office on the second floor of the Marvin Center Tuesday morning, pulled a gun on two employees, stole an undisclosed amount of money and left the building without being captured. Almost as shocking as the armed robbery is the brief statement released by the University. Administration officials […]

CDs host affirmative action town-hall forum

The College Democrats’ Activism Committee held a forum on affirmative action Tuesday night. The meeting was part of a town hall series that the CDs hope to hold about once a month on different political issues, CD President Anjan Choudhury said. The congregates tried to define affirmative action. Senior Christopher Jenkins said affirmative action is […]

SBPM accepts honor for unique courses

A global environmental policy institute named GW’s School of Business and Public Management last week one of 17 graduate schools nationwide to include environmental and social issues in its course curricula. The report, “Beyond Gray Pinstripes: Preparing MBAs for Social and Environmental Stewardship,” was released by the World Resources Institute and the Initiative for Social […]