November 11, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 29

Stories from the November 11, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Senate removes Meisner as president

The Student Association Senate removed President Phil Meisner from his office early Wednesday morning, making Executive Vice President Caity Leu president. The Senate voted 21 to 2 with one abstention to remove Meisner. The decision came at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday after nearly 11 hours of testimony from witnesses, cross-examinations and deliberation by members of […]

The Magical Musical: Strong performances overshadow minor flaws

Generic Theatre Company presents this weekend its first musical, Pippi, a humorous tale of a young prince trying to find his way in life. The show was produced on Broadway under the direction of world-renowned choreographer Bob Fosse. Director and choreographer Frannie Rosenberg recreated this magical musical with a style that reflects the spirit of […]

Clinton creates history at GW, participates in online town hall

President Bill Clinton traversed five blocks to GW’s Marvin Center Monday night to participate in the first presidential online town-hall meeting. Clinton said the town hall was a bold experimentation and compared his participation with other presidential firsts, including Franklin Roosevelt’s fireside chats and John F. Kennedy’s press conferences. Clinton participated in the online town […]

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University finds 1999 SA candidate was not a registered student

Former GW student Edward Meinert was not a registered student when he ran for Student Association president last year. Meinert, who pled guilty to two counts of first-degree fraud Oct. 7, was last registered for classes in the spring of 1998, according to the Registrar’s Office. Assistant vice president for Student and Academic Support Services […]

Police arrest student selling fake IDs from GW’s Thurston Hall

A GW student was arrested and five others were brought in for questioning Wednesday after law enforcement officials executed a search warrant for suspicion of manufacturing and selling fraudulent state driver’s licenses from a Thurston Hall room. University Police, Metropolitan Police and the Secret Service spent several hours executing their search warrant and interviewing Thurston […]


In the Nov. 8 article GW student reports sexual assault in JBKO, the statement Stafford said the woman who reported the incident did not know her attacker, but knew the man’s friend, who also lived in JBKO Hall was inaccurate. According to University Police, two females met two non-GW males at a club and asked […]

High court hears student fees case

The Supreme Court heard debate Tuesday on whether mandatory student fees at state universities should support student organizations promoting political beliefs. The case, Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin vs. Southworth, stems from a University of Wisconsin-Madison complaint that student fees are used to promote liberal organizations, and students who do not support […]

Hippodrome remains incomplete, students await opening of diner

The new eatery on the Marvin Center’s fifth floor, Dine-a-Vision, will open Friday, administrators said. The restaurant is meant to be the highlight of the newly renovated floor, but delays in construction have caused it to open later than the rest of the new fifth floor facilities. First there were some contract and permit issues, […]

Jewish programming intends to educate

Students can sip lattes, paint homemade pottery, dance the Horah and learn once and for all why Jews don’t believe in Jesus this month at Hillel. It is Jewish Awareness Month, the drive to increase participation at GW’s Jewish student center. The diverse Jewish social, educational and cultural programs, ranging from last week’s X-Files premiere […]