November 3, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 4

Stories from the November 3, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Where the wild things are

“Honey, you missed a gorilla!” “Hey, is that Lady Godiva … naked?!” Monkeys, Smurfs and transvestites were spotted on and around campus Friday. GW students may be accustomed to diversity, but Halloween opened their horizons even wider. Halloween in D.C. is no suburban celebration. GW students hail from all over the country – all over […]

Accreditation team reports progress, but room for change

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, a peer-review group of administrators at other universities, said GW is making drastic improvements after a four-day visit to campus last month – but added that the University needs improvements in several areas, including technology. “The major area of focus in the future has to be developing […]

Committee debates Commencement move

A Commencement committee, initiated by GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, will explore both the new downtown MCI Center as an alternative to the graduation ceremony held on the Ellipse and ways to cut costs from the weekend celebration. “As GW looks to structure a more frugal budget . and to be more moderate in tuition […]

GW investigates Pi Kappa Alpha

Student Judicial Services is investigating the GW chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha for the hospitalization of a pledge, which may be linked to an alcohol-related fraternity pledge event, said Mike Walker, senior assistant dean for the Community Living and Learning Center. “We’re investigating (Pi Kappa Alpha) among other fraternities,” Walker said. He said more information […]

Former Joint Chiefs chair joins faculty

Admiral William Crowe, who served as Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Reagan, will join the faculty of GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs this week. Crowe’s appointment as the Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs promises to bring a vast reserve of knowledge and experience to the University, Thomas Bleha said, […]

WIN leads march against violence

University and Metropolitan Police Department cruisers cleared the streets Thursday as Womyn’s Issues Now members led about 60 women through GW’s campus at the Take Back the Night march. “Violence Against Women Hurts Everyone,” declared signs carried by the marchers. The eleventh-annual march culminated a week of activities staged by WIN for Violence Against Women […]

Men’s soccer team sets records in two Atlantic 10 victories

Although the GW men’s soccer team will not appear in postseasonplay this year, it ended its season on a high note with two wins on the road in Philadelphia this weekend, achieving numerous personal bests. Ben Ferry now is the national assist leader. After the two goals he assisted Sunday against St. Joseph’s, Ferry has […]

MVC’s fate still unclear

Plans for the status of Mount Vernon College have yet to be determined, but will be finalized in the near future, GW Director of Public Affairs Mike Freedman said. Despite receiving financial help from GW since last year, MVC has not attained financial stability. Now the University is trying to decide the fate of the […]

Upcoming Games

Monday: MBB vs. Court Authority-7:30 p.m. Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: no games scheduled MBB-men’s basketball

GW needs a revolutionary new concept: grades for beer

Now that midterms are finished, I think it’s time all faculty, administrators and students take a load off, have a beer (if you’re over 21, otherwise a non-alcoholic beverage will do fine) and listen to what I have to say. It might just save our University from certain disaster. We’ve all gone through midterms together. […]