November 18, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 31

Stories from the November 18, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Web site provides free advertising for students, a Web site that displays student activities, parties and local entertainment recently made its debut at GW. Cornell University students Michael Zivin, a history major, and Seth Cohen, a communications major, founded Nightfunk. Zivin serves as the CEO of Nightfunk. Rosen graduated from Cornell last year, and he serves as vice president of the […]

Dishonest journalism — staff editorial

When the publisher of The Los Angeles Times, Kathryn Downing, ran a special edition Sunday magazine Oct. 10 about the city’s new Staples Center sports arena, she failed to inform the newspaper’s reporters, editors and readership that the Times would share the revenue from the issue with Staples. Not only was the deal an appalling […]

News Briefs

GW’s Board of Trustees adds new members GW’s Board of Trustees recently elected four new members including businessman and Washington Capitals co-owner Jonathan J. Ledecky, Marsellis-Warner Corporation President and CEO Philip Samuel Amsterdam, lawyer C. Michael Carter and Henry Ric Duques, CEO of First Data Corporation. Amsterdam, Carter and Duques are GW alumni, according to […]

It’s do or die as GW battles for playoff berth

In what arguably can be called one of the more disappointing fall seasons ever for GW sports, the GW women’s volleyball team stands one win away from a top-four regular season finish and a trip to the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Philadelphia Nov 26 and 27. The Colonial women will travel to Rhode Island and […]

Former GW student poses as Harvard pupil

(U-WIRE) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the past two months, Edward Francis Meinert Jr., an Harvard Extension School student, posed as a transfer student in the College class of ’02. Meinert had conned his friends and colleagues, hiding the fact that he was not an undergraduate and that he was also facing an impending federal sentence […]

Penders seeks 500 wins in Alaska

The GW men’s basketball team left Tuesday for Alaska and the Top of the World Classic, with Coach Tom Penders on the brink of a milestone. The Colonials open their regular season against Indiana State University Friday night at 11 p.m EST, when Penders will be seeking his 499th career victory. For the trip, the […]

Good faith from SA

In Monday’s Hatchet (SA’s new mission: student advocacy), Caity Leu wrote about the new student advocacy line. I was cynical, but having had an interesting (and frustrating) problem the night before, I called. I found out all the info that the advocacy people needed and decided to wait until morning and e-mail them. I e-mailed […]

D.C. Diary: Get out of class free

November 16, 1999J Street 12:00 p.m. One hour prior to Convocation, this reporter was unsure as to what the event would entail. A walk around J Street generated varied responses, ranging from the clueless to the knowledgeable, the enthusiastic to the indifferent. Some students believed that a speech delivered by President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was […]

Bush’s poor environmental record

With the year 2000 presidential election quickly approaching, one issue that needs to be fully addressed by the candidates and must echo in the minds of us all when voting is the environment. Most people do not consider the environment as a prominent issue in the elections because they fail to realize that the protection […]