October 23, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 1

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

Upcoming Games

MS-men’s soccerWPwater poloWSwomen’s soccerWVBwomen’s volleyball*Princeton, N.J.**Philadelphia, Pa. Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: WS vs. Xavier3 p.m.MS at Xavier7 p.m. Saturday: WVB at Virginia Tech7 p.m.WP at CWPA Southern Division Playoffs*Crew at Head of the Schuykill8 a.m.** Sunday: WS vs. Dayton1 p.m.MS at Dayton1 p.m.WP at CWPA Southern Division Playoffs*

GW harriers run well, deal with adversity at ECACs

For Coach Jim Hopkins and the GW cross country teams, last Friday was filled with mixed emotions. The high of both the men’s and women’s teams performing well at the ECAC Championships in New York City was cut short when teammate, Sara Johanson, suddenly collapsed during the race and was rushed to the emergency room […]

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 […]