October 23, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 1

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

Card-less students are disadvantaged

Eight hundred GW students have not yet received their promised Student Advantage membership cards, slated as part of the GWorld card program initiated in August, Student Advantage Marketing Manager Erik Geisler said this week. Geisler said he learned of the problem last week when the number of calls from GW students increased to a level […]

Film succeeds despite problem

Playing God (Touchstone Pictures) is one of the year’s best movies, except for a gaping hole in the plot. The film, which “X-Files” fans have awaited for almost a year, is marred by a large flaw that could ruin the movie for some. But most audiences will let it slide due to the sincerity of […]

Student groups hash out new JEC charter

Though student elections at GW are still months away, officials from the Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board already are preparing for next spring’s campaign. The first of two public hearings was held Monday to discuss changes to be made to the charter of the Joint Elections Committee, the group responsible for […]

Entertainment Listings

MOVIES AMC Courthouse 82150 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA(703) 998-4AMC The Full Monty (R)Fri. 1:45, 5:30, 7:45, 10:00Sat. 2:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:15Sun. 2:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:00Mon.-Thur. 5:45, 8:15, 10:15 In & Out (PG-13)Fri. 1:30, 5:30, 8:15, 10:30Sat. 2:00, 5:30, 8:15, 10:30Sun. 2:00, 5:30, 8:15, 10:15Mon.-Thur. 5:45, 8:15, 10:15 L.A. Confidential (R)Fri. 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, 10:45Sat. 1:30, […]

Gays are normal

Last week Vice President Al Gore gave a speech to the Hollywood Radio and Television Society. In it, he spoke of the “deep responsibilities” Hollywood carries due to its great influence on American culture and society. He praised “Sesame Street” for the lessons it teaches children, and “All in the Family” for forcing Americans to […]

SJT, Clinton applaud literacy initiative

President Bill Clinton announced Tuesday that one year after the introduction of his “America Reads Challenge” tutoring program, almost 800 universities have committed to the cause of teaching elementary students to read. GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was one of several university presidents who joined Clinton at the White House to commemorate the program’s success. […]

GW Crew and J Street TV

My life, such as it is, has been dominated by the GW crew team. Perhaps we accosted you Tuesday to give us money as we erged (that means fake rowing) one million meters (that’s really far) on the H Street terrace. If you did, we thank you, it was very much appreciated. If you didn’t, […]

Debate fizzle

Earlier this week, GW hosted the Commission on Presidential Debates Symposium. For two days, a variety of political experts gathered to discuss last year’s presidential debates. They evaluated strengths and weaknesses of the debates, the media’s role in the debates and politics in general. It was an event the University hoped would showcase GW, perhaps […]

NJ needs McGreevey as next governor

New Jersey will be one of two states electing a governor Nov. 4 to serve into the 21st century. New Jersey’s Democratic Party has nominated Jim McGreevey as its candidate to unseat incumbent Republican Christine Todd Whitman. While believing in and practicing fiscal responsibility, Jim McGreevey believes that government can and should provide necessary services […]