October 21, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 23

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

GW at the millenium: A Modern Woman

When Mabel Nelson Thurston, GW’s first female undergraduate, enrolled for a degree in the former Columbian University in 1889, she was not permitted to attend classes. Her education came from private meetings with professors, preventing her from being a “distraction” to the men in class. More than 100 years later, women make up more than […]

KingDavid Holt sez: That’s why they practice, people

Let me just begin by saying that I can probably go the rest of my life without seeing the father of our country make a Martha sandwich and then embark on an alternative lifestyle. Having said that, “Midnight Madness” was the most unbelievable, pull-out-all-the-stops, over-the-top, I-can’t believe-there’s-5,000-people-here, greatest-show-on-earth that I think that The George Washington […]

Local students unite to discuss Africa

Education is the key to overcoming obstacles in Africa, according to a discussion among the leaders of local chapters of the Organization of African Students Thursday in Funger Hall. Students from Howard University, the University of Maryland and GW came together to consider solutions to African problems and to bridge the gaps between local chapters […]

GW slows down

The GW men’s and women’s cross country teams ran an important race Friday – the ECAC/IC4A meet in the Bronx, N.Y. The men took 16th out of 28 schools and the women took 15th out of 24. Manhattan College won the men’s side, while Lehigh University took the women’s title. The GW teams were mediocre […]

GW feels the “Madness”

When the smoke, the explosions, the light show, the bicyclists, the flaming batons, the Hawaiian dancers, the flying balls, the waving towels, the slam-dunking mascot, the dancing Georges, the dancing girls, the sound and the fury had finally subsided, mere basketball almost seemed like an afterthought. And for some early departees from “Midnight Madness,” it […]

Lecture highlights autobiography writing

Christopher M. Waters, associate professor of history at Williams College, explained the importance of autobiographies Friday in a lecture in Phillips Hall. The presentation was the last in a series of history department lectures on modern British history, entitled “Autobiography, Nostalgia and Working Class Selfhood in Postwar Great Britain.” The lecture dealt with the use […]

Sports Briefs

GW goes scoreless – gets tie, loss The Colonial women couldn’t muster a goal over the weekend while visiting St. Bonaventure and Duquesne and fell to 2-12-1 (2-4-1 A-10) in the Atlantic 10. The 12 losses ties the school record set in 1983 and 1984. The team already set the record for consecutive losses. At […]

New biography sparks controversy about attempted Reagan assassination

It is one of the few episodes in GW history of which most members of the community are aware. It is proof to prospective GW students that something does indeed happen here. It is the day GW saved the president’s life. Or so they say. Edmund Morris, former President Ronald Reagan’s authorized biographer, offered a […]

News Briefs

GW aids domestic violence victims GW and other area schools are collecting used cell phones and distributing them to victims of domestic violence – to help protect battered women who return to their homes. An area phone company has agreed to activate the phones so that the women can press one button and be automatically […]