November 4, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 27

Stories from the November 4, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW offers one-day clinicfor meningitis vaccine

GW Student Health Services held a clinic where more than 1,000 students received a meningitis vaccination Wednesday. Operating in both the Marvin Center Ballroom and the Thurston Hall television lounge, Student Health staff joined nurses and aides from VACCESSHealth, a private company that specializes in conducting mass-immunization clinics, to administer the vaccination. Isabel Goldenberg, medical […]

Teaching by example — staff editorial

Thirteen former Mount Vernon College professors recently filed a lawsuit against GW. The tenure or tenure-track professors claim that the University violated their contracts by letting them go, when MVC was dissolved as an independent college last May. When GW formed an affiliation with the financially struggling institution in 1996, President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said […]

Clinton adviser addresses MVC

Adviser to President Bill Clinton Ann Lewis told students at GW’s Mount Vernon campus Monday that women need to get more involved in political issues. Women are not stepping forward and saying `We’re not going to take this anymore,’ Lewis said. Lewis spoke at an event sponsored by Mount Vernon campus Executive Dean Grae Baxter […]

Colonial women dominate in opener

The GW women’s basketball team dominated the University of Latvia Select Team 80-50 in the Colonial women’s exhibition opener at the Smith Center Tuesday night. The up-tempo game featured GW’s intense full-court press, which caused many of Latvia Select’s 29 turnovers. All 11 of head coach Joe McKeown’s eligible players saw double-digit minutes in the […]

Censorship isn’t child’s play — staff editorial

The wildly popular Harry Potter children’s book series recently faced criticism by parents claiming that the stories teach witchcraft and sorcery – they say it has facets of Devil-worship. These concerned parents undoubtedly have the welfare of children in mind, but censoring the Harry Potter series would not serve the children’s best interest. Children are […]

Sports Brief

Swimming and diving routs Dukes The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams won 25 of 26 events against Duquesne in Pittsburgh Oct. 31. The men won 135-92 and the women won 153-96. Senior Tim Champney finished first in two individual events, setting a pool record in the 200-yard backstroke. Junior Wes Teter also […]

Rogers signs with IBL’s BayRunners

Shawnta Rogers said Wednesday afternoon from his home in Baltimore that he has chosen to play for the Baltimore BayRunners of the International Basketball League. He was waived Oct. 25 by the New Jersey Nets of the NBA. When (the Nets) signed (guard) Sherman (Douglas), I knew I wasn’t going to make it, Rogers said. […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday:no games scheduled Friday: WVball vs. Virginia Tech-7:30 p.m. MTennis at ITA Region 1 Championship Saturday: Swimming at Virginia Tech Sunday: Golf at Delaware-Caves Valley Invitational

D.C. Diary: Midnight Rage

November 1, 199910 p.m.Tower Records A small city sprang up around 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue Tuesday night. Hundreds of fans of the band Rage Against the Machine began lining up outside Tower Records and the collection of shops at 2000 Penn as early as six hours before the group’s scheduled midnight appearance. By 10 p.m., the […]

Fantasy Land

The GW Theatre and Dance Department gave a modern twist to its version of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production is a hip, non-traditional portrayal of the classic satire. The appeal of the show is the production’s minimalist approach. Director Alan Wade creates a mystical world with fairies, the forest and […]