June 26, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 4

Stories from the June 26, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

University honors Mohammed VI

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg presented His Majesty Mohammed VI, the King of Morocco, with an honorary doctorate of law before a crowded Marvin Center Ballroom at Convocation Thursday. Addressing the crowd, Mohammed said he hopes to enhance the longstanding Moroccan-American relationship, which has found a common bond in “liberty, justice and solidarity.” “Let us […]

Burt plans new direction for SA

Equipped with his e-mail-receiving cellular phone, Student Association President David Burt is ready and determined to improve the SA. Burt said his cell phone is invaluable because communication is his key strategy in remodeling the SA. “It’s all about being approachable, open and accessible,” Burt said. “You can’t represent students you don’t know and it’s […]

Two professors will join ESIA faculty

The Elliott School of International Affairs announced the appointment of two new faculty members, Kirk Larsen and Holger Wolf June 14. Wolf will join the Elliott School as an associate professor of economics and international affairs, and will teach two sections of International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy in the fall. Larsen will become the Korea […]

News Brief

GW’s Center for History in Media will expand its scope to all forms of documentary filmmaking and change its name to the Documentary Center July 1. Previously, the center focused on historical documentary filmmaking, but will now include instruction and production of all documentary film genres, Nina Seavey, director of the new center said. Seavey […]

Staff editorial — Burt’s challenge

Student Association President David Burt has gotten off to a promising start. Since taking the reigns in May, Burt has set out to renovate the SA Web site, bring fresh ideas to the SA and greet incoming students at Colonial Inauguration. For a successful presidency, Burt must execute his platform with the openness and accessibility […]

Program Board’s campus role defined

Students often ask me, “What does The Program Board do?” I usually answer them with a brief description of our purpose and a list of events we have recently produced. Freshmen respond by saying, “Wow, that’s awesome, how do I get involved?” Upperclassmen normally say, “Live played the Smith Center! There was a Q&A with […]

GW golfer wins tourney

GW senior Ryan Day entered the 18th hole of the 36th R.H. Foster Energy/Mobil Paul Bunyan Amateur Golf Tournament with a two-stroke lead, just as he had started the final round June 19. But, after a Day bogey and a birdie by second-place opponent Jay Plourd on the final hole, the two golfers – tied […]

Sports Brief — Atlantic 10

GW golfers Thomas Blankvoort and Bryan Derdenger, and Deb Friedman of the women’s crew team were selected to the spring season All-Conference academic team in a June 19 vote by the Atlantic 10’s Sports Information Directors. A senior coxswain, Friedman carried a 3.57 GPA as an Exercise Science major. Blankvoort posted a 3.50 GPA as […]

Fold Your Hands Belle & Sebastian, you sound pretentious

The band Belle and Sebastian, hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, was an indie fan and critic’s dream. Its debut album, If You’re Feeling Sinister, slipped in under the music radar. The album was loaded with gorgeously crafted pop songs filled with sly and lovelorn lyrics not seen since the heyday of the Smiths. In fact, the […]

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