October 14, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 21

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

When hate came home

The people who knew Matthew Shepard are turning his death into a stepping stone in the battle for gay rights one year after the beating of the gay University of Wyoming student. A year ago this week, Shepard became a symbol for the gay rights crusade after he was attacked in Laramie, Wyo., Oct. 7, […]

News Briefs

GW partners with National Symphony Orchestra GW will present the National Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert Oct. 17 at Lisner Auditorium, which will honor Duke Ellington’s 100th birthday year. Ellington, who was born in D.C., was “an influential and popular bandleader, composer and pianist from the 1920s until his death in 1974,” according to a University […]

Cross country ready for Bronx

The GW men’s and women’s cross country teams will run in the ECAC/IC4A Friday, in the Bronx, N.Y. This is the first of the three major races this season, and it’s an especially important one for GW. “This is the one. This is the race we need,” Coach Jim Hopkins said Wednesday. “This is the […]

Sugar Town leaves bitter taste in audience’s mouth

Allison Anders and Kurt Voss, the writer/director team behind Sugar Town (October Films), want you to feel sorry for aging glam rockers of the 1980s. The once glorified performers with over-styled hair of the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll generation have become the fortysomething forgotten performers with sob stories on VH1’s “Behind the Music.” […]

Sophomore evaluates life after illegal substance charge

A GW sophomore said he fondly remembers “smoking up” with his friends in his Thurston Hall bathroom last year. The sophomore, who asked to remain anonymous, said his social circle was small in high school, and when he came to college he discovered a whole new life. He smoked marijuana before he came to GW, […]

Scholarship fraud bill introduced in House

(U-WIRE) CARBONDALE, Ill. – A bill being presented to Congress aims to prevent incoming college students from losing millions of dollars to fraudulent scholarship scams. The “College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 1999” adds 10 years to prison sentences of people convicted of fraud if criminal activity involves education. The bill requires the Federal Trade […]

Women’s tennis winners at home

The GW women’s tennis team defeated visiting Towson University 6-3 Wednesday at Mount Vernon in its first match of the season. The victory was led by the impressive performances by No. 5 singles player Lisa Borromeo and No. 6 Megan Goldsmith. Borromeo, a 5-6 sophomore, stepped up for GW – winning her match in dominating […]

Generic Theatre perfects `Picasso at the Lapin Agile’

As you walk into Downstage Lisner, it’s suddenly Oct. 4, 1904. You are in a small Paris caf?, the Lapin Agile. You take a seat and a friendly bartender, Freddy, pours you a drink. Meanwhile, you’re delighted to enjoy the company of a hilarious old barfly, Gaston; a sassy waitress, Germaine; a sultry woman, Suzanne; […]

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.