October 14, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 21

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

Gelman librarians preserve local history

Authorities in oral history and novices gathered in Gelman Library Saturday for an open seminar on the preservation of local histories. The History Fair, sponsored by the Special Collections Department of Gelman Library, kicked off National Archives Week, which officially begins Monday. The special week is designed to generate interest in archival history. “This event […]

Why do we drink like we do?

Last week a friend of mine turned 21. Let’s call her L. Lewis. No, no, no, that’s too obvious. Lori L. Anyway for Lori L.’s birthday, we observed the typical rituals for this momentous occasion. There was the pre-bar bash as Lori L. and her friends waited for midnight to roll around, passing the time […]

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 […]