November 18, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 31

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

Students learn about Jewish faith

Students should be aware that they are prime targets for religious missionaries wanting to change their beliefs, a speaker told students Tuesday at a discussion about the group Jews for Judaism. College campuses are places of large transition times in many students lives where they are constantly evaluating their beliefs, said Scott Hillman, the educational […]

Creating a neutral forum for speech at U. of Wisconsin

(U-WIRE) MADISON, Wis. – Once again the University of Wisconsin finds itself in the national spotlight as a defender against a First Amendment claim. In previous years, the battle was over the student speech code and the faculty code; the former was declared unconstitutional by a federal court, while the latter fell last year at […]

University students sing a new tune

GWVibes is the newest a cappella singing group to join the ranks of the established Troubadours and Pitches. Six-hour long tryouts resulted in the creation of an eight-woman and six-man co-educational a cappella group, an event spurred by the interests of co-directors Bess Pampeck and Alyssa Roeder. Pampeck said the audition turnout was incredible, with […]

Simple security — staff editorial

Highlighting the need for heightened security awareness at the Marvin Center, a $200 stereo was stolen from the WRGW office Tuesday. The perpetrator apparently entered through an open door when no one was in the office. After the armed robbery of the Aramark office on the second floor of the building, those who work in […]

Web site provides free advertising for students

Nightfunk.com, 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 […]