October 30, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 3

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

Matt Ferry

Matt Ferry has more than one hat hanging in the closet. He is an athlete, captain of the GW men’s soccer team for the past three years. He is a student, who earned his undergraduate degree in international business from GW last year and is working on his master’s degree in project management. He is […]

D.C. offers frightful fun for Halloween

Halloween has sneaked up and stolen more than half the semester. Those busy with midterms have not gotten a spare moment to think about what to do for Halloween. But, never fear, The GW Hatchet GWeekend is here. With a limited college student budget, costumes need to be cheap, but they can still be good. […]

Renfro shines in Telling Lies

Viewers beware: Telling Lies in America (Banner Entertainment) is hypnotizing. It could be the music, pure 1960s blues. Or it could be the atmosphere, sultry and mysterious. But it is neither of those elements. It is Brad Renfro. Renfro (Sleepers), a precocious lad of 15, runs away with the heart, soul and spirit of this […]

Smaller classes, larger library could be in law school’s future

The philosophy of outgoing law school Dean Jack Friedenthal will continue to spark debate after he leaves in June. Friedenthal said he believes reduced class size and a higher dollar amount spent per student are necessary to the school’s future. However, GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has expressed different ideas. Higher admissions are vital to […]

Film focuses on Gere, not political issues

Some things never change in Hollywood. Alan Alda is still sensitive. Ellen is still gay. And Richard Gere is still the prettiest man in show business. Gere’s most recent movie, Red Corner (MGM), tries to meld his two most obvious passions, namely showing Chinese human rights violations and showing off his butt. Gere plays Jack […]

SA senators dispute Homecoming funds

In a move that will expedite the transfer of Student Association funds to the Program Board for use on January’s Homecoming festivities, SA Executive Vice President Tony Sayegh used his power as the Senate’s executive financial officer Tuesday to earmark $5,000 from a Senate programming fund to help PB finance this year’s celebration. Since Sayegh […]

Abstract dance premiers in D.C.

The title of Bill T. Jones’ new work, “We Set Out Early . Visibility Was Poor,” may sound like a short story title, but the world dance premier performance holds epic possibilities. The performance, which is approximately 75 minutes in length with no intermission, is comprised of three sections. “On the TS2,” set to Stravinsky’s […]

Jiang’s arrival sparks cheers and protest

A 21-gun salute and 120 GW students were part of ceremonies welcoming Chinese President Jiang Zemin to the White House Wednesday. But the difference between the pomp and circumstance students saw during the South Lawn ceremony and the protests they heard from the park across the street represent a mixed picture of the future of […]

Bar Belle

Originally Published 10/30/97 Bar: Kelly’s Irish Times Saloon and RestaurantWhere: 14 F St., N.W., right outside Union Station Crowd: 21-30 Getting in: Be 21 or in the military Prices: A little pricey, but fair Food: There was a pretty good list, but drinking was the only thing on mine. Dancing: More on this later Pick-ups: […]

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 […]