October 14, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 21

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

Bortz looks back on GW, forward to Hampden-Sydney

Walter Bortz, GW vice president for Administrative and Information Services, is returning to his roots as he departs GW for a small Virginia college. “I am a product of a small, liberal arts college,” said Bortz, a graduate of Bethany College in West Virginia. He said he believes his influence could be greatest in such […]

Students ponder interracial dating and double standards

Zeta Phi Beta, a historically African-American sorority, held the second annual “Interracial Dating Discussion” Wednesday night on the third floor of the Marvin Center. Carmen Strong, the program chairwoman for the sorority, said she believes interracial dating is an important subject for college students to address. “I know in the African-American community, it seems to […]

Sports Briefs

Water polo falls to 5-11 At the Collegiate Water Polo Association Round III at Salem-Teikyo University, the Colonials lost to Bucknell University 21-14 and Salem-Teikyo 20-8. GW topped Slippery Rock University 21-4. Basketball memories to be relived at J Street Highlights of last year’s basketball season, including the Xavier game, will be broadcast every day […]

Cutting the Nets down to size

Tuesday night, for the first time in what seems like forever, a Colonial put on an NBA uniform and walked onto an American court as a professional basketball player. This particular player’s name was Shawnta Rogers, and although the 2,500 Albany, N.Y., fans that turned out for the exhibition opener between the New Jersey Nets […]

Students raise money with date auction

Bachelors and bachelorettes participating in the Singles’ Auction used spirited salsa steps and flushed smiles to garner more than $200 for a Latin-American scholarship fund Friday night. The money raised will contribute to a scholarship fund for an exemplary Latin-American GW student chosen by the Latinos For Progress executive board. Hip-hop, salsa and house music […]

Increased security halts skateboard `grinding’

Students will have a difficult time “grinding” outside the International Monetary Fund after security was increased Friday, bank security officers said. The bank added round-the-clock security on the corner of 19th and H streets to discourage a recent surge of skateboarding in the area, said Captain Brad Philips, shift supervisor of bank security. Marble ledges […]

Upcoming Games

Tuesday:no games scheduled Wednesday:WTennis vs. Towson-2 p.m. Thursday:no games scheduled Friday:Basketball-Midnight Madness-10:45 p.m.CCountry at IC4A/ECAC (Bronx, N.Y.)WSoccer at St. Bonaventure-2 p.m.MSoccer vs. St. Bonaventure-3 p.m.Swimming at G-town Relays-4 p.m.WVBall vs. UMass-7 p.m.Golf at Lehigh-Stabler (Bethlehem, Pa.)

Funny skit makes hysterical movie

The transition from television to a motion picture is hard – for actors and shows. But, the Mary Katherine Gallagher skit from “Saturday Night Live” isn’t one of those things. The clumsy, socially inept Catholic school girl makes a smooth move from the boob tube to the big screen with a movie that is better […]

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 […]