October 23, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 1

Stories from the October 23, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Swimming and diving starts 1997-98 season

The GW swimming and diving program began its season Sunday when the women’s team defeated Navy by a score of 141-102. The relay teams were supposed to swim in their first races of the season at the Capital Relays Saturday, but the meet fell through when organizers failed to prepare for the event. “It was […]

College football polls punish the good guys

In college football’s era of 60-point blowouts, cream-puff schedules and coaches like Steve Spurrier consistently embarrassing opponents, sportsmanship is a rare trait. Yet when Joe Paterno and Penn State show some class by respecting opponents and not running up the score, the team suffers in the polls. How did the sportswriters and coaches across the […]

D.C. drops drinking charge

The first week at a new school in a new city started out rough for Erin Hatch, a graduate student in GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, when she and two friends were arrested for drinking beer on the front porch of their Dupont Circle home. Almost two months later, things are looking up, after […]

Vikram Chandra

In Vikram Chandra’s earliest memories of his mother, she is scratching out screenplays in the afternoon sunlight. “She’d sit there at the kitchen table for hours with these long sheets of writing paper and a pen,” he says. He sighs, and yanks his eyes from tree branches outside his Academic Center office. “But of course […]

GW eyes debates in 2000

GW officials are crossing their fingers that efforts during this week’s conference on the future of presidential debates will pay off in a few years with the chance to host a debate on campus during the 2000 campaign. Members of the political and journalism communities joined GW students in the Marvin Center Theater Monday and […]

Boogie Nights gives new angle on pornography

Boogie Nights (New Line Cinema) wants to be something bigger, and could have been. But writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson too-narrowly focuses the subject of the film. Chronicling the change in the porn industry during the 1970s and 1980s as it devolved from film to videotape, Boogie Nights is authentic. Everything from the clothes and dialogue, […]

Women’s hospital rejects GW’s offer

A proposal by GW Hospital and its for-profit partner to purchase Columbia Hospital for Women was rejected by Columbia’s board of directors last month, quashing hopes for an expanded women’s health facility at GW for now. District Hospital Partners Inc., the partnership formed between Universal Health Services Inc. and GW Hospital this summer, proposed the […]

A Life Less Ordinary delivers humor, love

A Life Less Ordinary (Twentieth Century Fox) is an improbable, often confusing, but very funny love story. Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting) stars as Robert, a janitor at a large corporation. He is, to put it bluntly, a loser. Cameron Diaz (My Best Friend’s Wedding) stars as Celine, the daughter of Robert’s boss. She is a bitchy-but-beautiful […]

Symposium dissects debates and explores the youth vote

The podiums and backdrop that millions of Americans first saw during the Clinton-Dole debates last year were back on C-SPAN Monday when GW seniors Garrett Peel and Doug Miner took the stage to open a two-day conference at the Marvin Center. The Commission on Presidential Debates Symposium, co-sponsored by GW, recapped and dissected the 1996 […]

Madredeus offerssoothing music

The quintet Madredeus has evolved from a little-known, Lisbon-based group to Portugal’s most famous group of magicians – and one of Europe’s most acclaimed bands. With the album O Esp?rito da Paz (Capitol Records), which means the spirit of peace, the group attempts to gain a foothold on the opposite shore of the Atlantic. The […]