May 14, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 1

Stories from the May 14, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Star cast reveals the secrets of Evolution

Ten years after directing his comic success Ghostbusters, Ivan Reitman stands poised once again to take the sci-fi genre by storm. Although he put his proton pack aside years ago, Reitman has remained in Hollywood waiting for his next big hit. In his new film Evolution, Reitman goes back to basics, employing the talents of […]

Profile: Tony Bennett

Name: Tony Bennett Honorary Degree: Doctor of Music Accomplishments: Grammy award-winning singer and artist With more than 50 years in the music business, Tony Bennett has won nine Grammy Awards and was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in this year’s ceremony. He has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. His 1995 MTV […]

Column: Lift biased ban, respect rights of gays

Equality before the law is one of the fundamental principles upon which American society is built. From this principle judges have declared discrimination in all its hurtful forms, subtle though they may be, to be anathema to American values. Still, one very significant portion of society is closed to a great deal of Americans simply […]

Profile: Rita Rossi Colwell

Name: Rita Rossi Colwell Education: B.S., M.S. in genetics from Purdue University, Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington Honorary Degree: Doctor of Science Accomplishments: Director National Science Foundation, Columbia University Medal of Distinction, Gold Medal of Charles University, Prague Rita Colwell, who became the 11th director of the National Science Foundation in 1998, […]

Staff Editorial: The natural choice

GW Athletic Director Jack Kvancz announced last week that Karl Hobbs, formerly an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut, will serve as the new GW men’s basketball head coach. Hopefully Hobbs can restore the credibility the men’s basketball program lost under former head coach Tom Penders and bring a slice of UConn magic to […]

Profile: Leonard Slatkin

Name: Leonard Slatkin Education: studied orchestral direction at The Julliard School Honorary degree: Doctor of Music Accomplishments: Director of the National Symphony Orchestra, 1996 Grammy Award for Best Classical Recording In his fifth season as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin is internationally recognized for his imaginative programming. Slatkin’s five years with […]

Staff Editorial: Home at last

As renovations to the Mount Vernon Campus continue, the University will unveil the first of many new amenities in the coming weeks. The athletic facilities at the Foxhall Road campus will increase support for and the visibility of often-overlooked sports teams and should improve students’ opinion of MVC. Students returning in the fall should take […]

Profile: Charlene Drew Jarvis

Name: Charlene Drew Jarvis Education: B.A. from Oberlin College, M.S. from Howard University and Ph.D. in neuropsychology from the University of Maryland Honorary Degree: Doctor of Public Service Accomplishments: President of Southeastern University, one of Washingtonian Magazine’s “1999 Washingtonians of the Year” Charlene Drew Jarvis, born in D.C., has served as president of Southeastern University […]

Hobbs fills GW coaching spot

Karl Hobbs said he is excited to begin coaching his new players and pledged the focus of his team will be hard work and discipline at a May 7 Smith Center press conference, where GW officially announced Hobbs as the new men’s basketball head coach. “I come to GW with the knowledge and confidence that […]

Profile: H.R. Shepherd

Name: H.R. Shepherd Education: B.S. from Cornell University Honorary degree: Doctor of Science Accomplishments: inventor of the metered-dose asthma inhaler, author of first textbook on aerosol medications. H.R. Shepherd is an adjunct professor of microbiology and topical medicine at GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences. A world-renowned expert on aerosol medications, Shepherd is the […]