October 21, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 23

Stories from the October 21, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

ANC rejects Mount Vernon plan

The Palisades-Wesley Heights Advisory Neighborhood Commission encouraged the District’s Board of Zoning Adjustment to disapprove Mount Vernon campus’s 10-year plan in a unanimous vote Tuesday. (Mount Vernon administrators) haven’t done what we’ve asked them to do, ANC Commissioner Ann Heuer said. Heuer said the ANC had a list of 18 items it wanted changed on […]

Article exaggerates armed robbery

This is in response to the article (UPD and MPD investigate armed robbery) on the front page of last Thursday’s Hatchet that attempted to accurately report the facts of an armed robbery that took place in the Aramark offices on the second floor of the Marvin Center on Oct. 12. We understand that Hatchet reporters […]

Film’s fresh, innovative idea pushes limits too far

Watching John Malkovich portray roles on screen is an eerie experience. His performances in films such as In the Line of Fire and Con Air made moviegoers cringe. Imagine being inside his head. In Being John Malkovich (Gramercy Pictures), you have the opportunity to look at the world through the eyes of Malkovich. But the […]

Griffith dead at 87

Calvin Griffith (’35), a member of the GW Athletic Hall of Fame for basketball and baseball, died Wednesday in Melbourne, Fla., after developing pneumonia and a kidney infection. Griffith was born in Montreal. At the age of 11, he was sent to D.C. to live with his aunt and uncle, Addie and Clark Griffith, who […]

Students advise consumers

Students could be misled by the “Made in the U.S.A.” tag on some GW clothing, said members of the Progressive Student Union at an on-campus public meeting on sweatshop issues Thursday. Many times clothing items with that label are produced by workers who are paid less than minimum wage and who have few civil rights, […]


The GW Hatchet would like to clarify that in the article (UPD and MPD investigate armed robbery) on the front page of last Thursday’s issue five reporters sought comment from employees in the GW Food Services office. Phone calls were unanswered, and upon several visits to the second-floor office employees refused to unlock the door. […]

Cast and crew provide insight into movie’s production

NEW YORK — You don’t usually find big-name actors performing in low-budget films. When they do, you know they are participating in a project they care about. In Being John Malkovich, the star-studded cast members speak about the movie with pride and admiration. During a press conference in the Riyhal Regal Hotel in New York […]

Alumnus supports `open space’ at University

GW students returned to campus this fall to find the new Kogan Plaza, a wide-open space in the middle of campus. But who is Kogan? “When I came by the other day, I walked through the plaza and went up to people and said `Who is this guy? What is this?’” Barton Kogan said with […]

Statistics show drug war is a failure

Danielle Gonzales’ Oct. 14 opinion piece protesting New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson’s visit with GW’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy was filled with misleading statements and counterproductive mudslinging, like much pro-prohibition rhetoric. The writer labeled the governor a buffoon and stated, all right-minded citizens of New Mexico have never taken him seriously. This is a […]

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