October 21, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 23

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

Former GW student premieres film

GW graduate Glenn Friedel will now be able to add “film director” to his resum?, thanks to a strong network of GW friends. Friedel’s film, underdogs, premiered at the New York Independent Film and Video Festival at Planet Hollywood Sept. 18. Finishing his master’s degree in film/fine arts at American University, Friedel created a 101-minute […]

Four wins away from the title of Team of the Decade

I never thought I would do this, but I congratulate the New York Mets and their fans for a truly outstanding season. They are a resilient, never-say-die group of ballplayers who almost made history. The Mets and Atlanta Braves established a rivalry that symbolizes the beauty of competitive baseball. And then there’s the Boston Red […]

University entertains families

GW families reunited with students during the annual Family Weekend for activities including lectures, October Fest and some Motown magic. Some parents who arrived Friday afternoon attended a presentation on GW’s history in the Gelman Library Memorabilia Room and learned Japanese printmaking in Lisner Auditorium. Parents and students grooved to the Four Tops’ tunes Saturday […]

University plans to upgrade GWTV

Many GW students probably haven’t seen a student-run production on GWTV despite the school having a fully capable television station on campus. The station possesses satellite video conferencing technology, two different bandwidths and compressed video links between remote campus locations, according to the 1999-2000 edition of the University Bulletin. The TV station exists solely as […]

GW races in Jersey

The Colonial crews raced at the Princeton Three-Mile Chase on Lake Carnegie last weekend in Princeton, N.J. GW’s preseason success has brought anticipation that they are moving in the right direction for the spring.In favorable weather conditions the crews placed solidly in several events. In the men’s heavyweight four, GW placed ninth. The men’s varsity […]

GW group relates Earth and Mars

A research group headed by a GW professor made a discovery that Mars and Earth are distinctly closer in their physical make-ups then previously believed. GW Professor Robert Tolson and Senior Research Staff Scientist Gerald Keating are leading the research group. Members of the Joint Institute for the Advancement of Flight Sciences at GW’s Hampton,Va., […]

Senator addresses campaign finance

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) spoke to the GW College Republicans Wednesday night about how he made decisions about the most recent and controversial bills in the Senate. He said that the campaign finance reform bill, filibustered by the Senate Monday, was created more for publicity purposes than for the good of the country. This was […]

Legendary musicians bring Cuban sounds to Lisner Auditorium

The heat of Havana will consume GW when legendary Cuban musicians Ibrah?m Ferrer and Rub?n Gonz?lez join forces for a night of fiery rhythms and passionate ballads at Lisner Auditorium Wednesday. Gonz?lez at age 80 and Ferrer at age 72 still know how to intoxicate crowds with their classic style. Orquesta Ibrah?m Ferrer and Rub?n […]

Community cooperation

The recent hearing before the D.C. City Council on GW’s request to issue Industrial Revenue Bonds brought out the best in cooperation between the GW administration, the student body and Foggy Bottom residents. Not only was there an overwhelming display of support from community leaders, but student leaders eloquently expressed their interest in improving campus […]

Disabled students praise University for services

Disabled GW students shared personal experiences and described the obstacles they faced in other countries during a panel discussion Tuesday in the Marvin Center, a part of Disability Awareness Week. Rachel Dubin, a graduate student from the Elliott School of International Affairs who works in the International Services Offices, organized the panel, which included students […]