October 30, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 3

Stories from the October 30, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students, celebs rally to free Tibet

GW students were among hundreds of people who gathered across from the White House in Lafayette Park Wednesday to protest the Chinese government’s human rights abuses. Chinese President Jiang Zemin’s visit to the White House for a U.S.-China summit drew more than 20 groups advocating human rights, workers’ rights, religious freedom and environmental protection, including […]

Movie Listings

MOVIES AMC Courthouse 82150 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA(703) 998-4AMC The Full Monty (R)Fri. 5:15, 8:00, 10:30Sat. 1:45, 5:30, 8:00, 10:15Sun. 2:00, 5:15, 7:45, 10:30Mon.-Thur. 5:15, 7:50, 10:00 In & Out (PG-13)Fri., Sun.-Thur. 8:00, 10:15Sat. 8:15, 10:30 L.A. Confidential (R)Fri. 5:15, 8:00, 10:45Sat. 2:00, 5:15, 8:00, 10:45Sun. 1:45, 4:45, 7:45, 10:30Mon.-Thur. 5:00, 7:40, 10:30 The Peacemaker […]

Administrators share pillow talk with students

University administrators packed their bags for a night in Thurston Hall Monday as residents hosted the ninth annual Presidential Sleepover. GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services Robert Chernak were just two of the administrators who spent the night in freshman rooms. “It seemed neat to have the […]

Campus Listings

Marvin Center BallroomLend Me a TenorThur.-Sun., Nov. 6-9 $8 Students, $12 University Symphonic Band and University Wind Ensemble Fall Concert Sun., Nov. 2 4 p.m. Free Lisner994-6611 Cesaria Evora “The Barefoot Diva”Fri., Oct. 31 8 p.m. Milton NascimantoSun., Nov. 16 8 p.m. Ondekoza “The Demon Drummers of Japan” Sat., Nov. 22 8 p.m.

Letters to the Editor

Barry is no felon I believe the Oct. 16 opinion article (“Some Thoughts About GW, the SA and D.C.,” The GW Hatchet, p.5), illustrates one point I have been trying to make in my efforts to restore a statutory right to a jury trial for most misdemeanors in D.C. To support a statement that the […]

Theater Listings

The Kennedy Center Shear MadnessTue.-Thurs. 8 p.m. Fri. 9 p.m. Sat. 6 p.m., 9 p.m. Sun. 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m.The Millenium Stage(All times at 6 p.m.)Sat. Nov. 1 All DayMulti-Cultural Book Festival ReadingsSat. Nov. 1Kenneth Little Hawk, Native American storytellerSun. Nov. 2Margaret Elson & Elizabeth Swarthout, four-hand piano duo National Theatre1321 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.628-6161 RentTue.-Sat. […]

Much more to US-Chinese relations than just human rights

As Chinese President Jiang Zemin makes his way across the country, many Americans have called for President Clinton to demand that China make major improvements in the treatment of its people – particularly political dissidents, Tibetans and other minorities and prisoners – or otherwise face U.S. sanctions and ostracization from the world community. While such […]

Clinton’s counsel discusses law in ‘upside down’ capital

The defense attorney who represents President Clinton in the Paula Jones case discussed recent political scandals and the campaign finance reform hearings during a lecture at GW Law School Tuesday. Robert S. Bennett spoke about practicing law in Washington, a city he called “Alice’s Wonderland,” as part of the Enrichment Program Series presented by the […]

Ideals vs. pragmatism

China presents the United States with some difficult decisions. On one hand, it fails miserably to live up to the standard American ideals of human rights and freedoms. Thus, some want to limit relations between the two countries until China begins respecting its people’s rights. But on the other hand, China and its 1.2 billion […]

Stop ignoring the plight of Tibetans

“Human existence, if used destructively, has the potential to annihilate everything we know,” said the Dalai Lama. On Feb. 3, 1992, Lobsang Choedon, a Buddhist nun, walked in her burgundy robes to Jokhang, Tibet’s most sacred temple. She and five other nuns prayed there, concluding with the chant, “Long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama. […]