November 3, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 4

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

Debate commission was no `fizzle’

The Oct. 23 GW Hatchet editorial “Debate fizzle” (p.4) is an example of the harm journalists can do when they express opinions without getting all the facts. The piece scolded the administration for being inconsiderate by scheduling the Commission on Presidential Debates Symposium during midterms, and implied that students did not show up because they […]

Cross country teams flounder at A-10 meet

After promising finishes for both the men and the women at the IC4A-ECAC Championships two weeks ago, the GW men’s and women’s cross country teams figured to make noise at the Atlantic 10 Championships in Centreville, Va. Saturday. Neither team did as well as expected, though, as the women finished fifth and the men finished […]

GWU opens season with exhibition win

Teams with no seniors and a lot of newcomers usually look nervous and disorganized during first games. The GW women’s basketball team looked like that kind of team in the first half of its exhibition game against Denamo-Moscow Sunday, but settled down in the second half to come away with a 79-60 victory at the […]

GW returns home, wins two of three

The Smith Center was home sweet home for the GW women’s volleyball team last week. The Colonial women returned home from their six-game road trip to post wins over LaSalle and George Mason universities and pushed league-leading Temple to a match point. Temple 3, GW 2 With game faces on, GW fought against Temple Saturday […]

GW earns shutout victories over Temple, St. Joseph’s

The GW women’s soccer team won twice this weekend at South Riding Field, finishing up its regular season schedule with a record of 12-5-2, 9-2 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. With the two victories, the Colonial women earned the second seed in the A-10 Tournament next weekend, where they will face Xavier, the third seed. […]

Festival celebrates women in film

D.C. was host to hundreds of women filmmakers last week as the Women in Film and Video International Festival ’97 swept through area theaters. The nine-day festival included more than a dozen screenings of feature films, short films and documentaries – all written, produced, and/or directed by women. Featured works ranged from Escape, a gritty […]

Album shows maturity

Is Jen Trynin just another angry, independent female songwriter? At first it may seem like Alanis Morrisette has actually come out with a new album, but Morrisette’s lyrics were never as introspective and poetic as Trynin’s. Trynin has just released her second album, Gun Shy Trigger Happy (Warner Bros). With lyrics about lost love and […]

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 […]