October 14, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 21

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

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 […]

Lights, action, Madness — staff editorial

In the two years since its inception, “Midnight Madness” is on its way to becoming a tradition in Foggy Bottom. The event celebrates the start of the college basketball season – at midnight Friday teams are officially allowed to begin practicing. “Midnight Madness,” the culmination of Spirit Week, highlights GW athletics and builds school spirit […]

Career center partners with Jobtrak.com

GW’s Interviewtrak system is now fully operational, according to Career Center officials. Seniors and recent graduates can now post their resum?s on the Internet, find out which recruiters are coming to campus and schedule job interviews from their home computers. “Interviewtrak makes campus recruiting easier for employers,” said Jennifer Seile, the Career Center’s communication director. […]

GW, residents debate bond request

Students and administrators defended GW’s request for a $380-million tax-exempt bond at a hearing Thursday before the D.C. City Council’s Committee on Economic Development. The public hearing provided a forum for Foggy Bottom residents to voice their concerns and for GW representatives to detail the benefits of the University’s requested bond, on which the committee […]

Family Weekend offers an array of events

GW’s annual Family Weekend kicks off Friday, giving students and their parents a chance to enjoy D.C.’s attractions, music, culture – and some “Midnight Madness.” The weekend has been the result of long-term planning, said Rodney Johnson, director of Parent Services. The upcoming weekend is filled with numerous activities that extend into the city. GW […]

Soccer collapses in second half

The GW women’s soccer team’s defense of its home field fell apart late in its Atlantic 10 games over the weekend as GW fell to UMass and Rhode Island. GW (2-11, 2-3 A-10) gave up five second-half goals in the two games as its opponents escaped with road victories. The Colonial women have been outscored […]

Misuse of `censorship’

The Hatchet irresponsibly used the word “censorship” to describe what happened with the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s “Sensation” display (“Dung Happens” p. 4, Oct. 4), and liken it to a book with the “if you don’t like it, you don’t have to read it” argument. Censorship is defined as a controlling government entity stopping a […]