November 18, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 31

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

Local residents voice disdain about new campus plan proposal

The University unveiled its plan for expansion within campus boundaries during the next decade and received harsh criticism from the community at a hostile Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting Wednesday night. The campus plan, submitted to the ANC for review, is highlighted by several new proposed buildings for academic and administrative use, including the north side […]

WRGW reports stolen stereo

A $200 stereo was stolen from WRGW’s studios Tuesday, WRGW and University Police officials said. Jason Cohen, general manager of WRGW, said a brand new AIWA stereo was stolen Tuesday at about 5 p.m. He said WRGW reported the theft to UPD and Metropolitan Police. WRGW Producer Ian Spring briefly saw some suspicious movement when […]

GW anticipates new year at Convocation

The GW community celebrated the Millennium Convocation Tuesday in Lisner Auditorium, commemorating the year 2000 and the 200th anniversary of the District and George Washington’s death. We are bound together on this fragile planet – let us take a moment to pause. said Rev. Laureen E. Smith to the audience, containing more than 100 faculty […]

Leu seeks to restore student faith

Senior Caity Leu planned to spend the year heading the Student Association Senate as executive vice president. However, destiny stepped in, and she became president. Leu took over as president last week after the SA Senate removed Phil Meisner from the presidency, an unprecedented occurrence at GW. She will be installed officially Saturday, but the […]

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, 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 […]