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

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 […]