November 6, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 5

Stories from the November 6, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Effects of Prop 209

The Supreme Court has ruled that California’s Proposition 209, which banned affirmative action in state hiring and academic admissions, was constitutional. By doing so, it has basically given the green light to 26 other states that are in the process of developing Proposition 209-inspired referenda. Affirmative action is one of the most emotional and hotly […]

Clinton to speak on campus Monday

President Clinton will discuss hate crimes at a conference in the Marvin Center Theater Monday, according to Mike Freedman, GW’s director of public affairs. The White House Conference on Hate Crimes, hosted by the president, will feature speeches by Clinton and several Cabinet members, Freedman said. Clinton is expected to address the conference at 11:30 […]

Ngongba, Iturbe shine in opening exhibition win

If Monday’s 79-74 exhibition win over Court Authority is any indication, the GW men’s basketball team has solved its problem at power forward, as freshmen Pat Ngongba and Antxon Iturbe both turned in solid performances in their college basketball debuts. Ngongba and Iturbe each scored 12 points, leading five Colonials in double figures, as GW […]

The joys and fright of Halloween

Isn’t Halloween grand? What other holiday lets you dress like a freak, eat massive amounts of hardened sugar and get away with committing random acts of vandalism? I mean, besides every other day of your life. Let’s focus on my favorite subject, though. CANDY. Gotta love candy. Candy is sorta like a drug – it […]

Colonial women set to compete in A-10 tourney

The GW women’s soccer team will find itself in a familiar position with a different twist this weekend. The Colonial women (12-5-2, 9-2 A-10) will be returning to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Friday, when they will play Xavier on the Musketeers’ home field. Between GW and the A-10 title once again stands Massachusetts, the team […]

Network down

“We didn’t have a specific plan at the time, so we had to go by `rule of thumb’. ” This statement by GW Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz sums up what many students believe is the motto guiding GW’s administration. It was used to explain why the University still does not have a coherent […]

Akens steps into leadership role for young GW volleyball team

“I am the master,” boasts Crystal Akens, a 5-9 junior outside hitter for the GW women’s volleyball team. It is a fitting title for this GW star whose consistent good play and versatility has made her an integral part of the team. Whether it is making a game-winning kill, diving for a ball or serving […]

Golf team bests area rivals at James Madison event

The battle of D.C.’s golf schools unexpectedly was won by the Colonials at last weekend’s James Madison Invitational in Staunton, Va. GW’s score of 614, 46 strokes over par, was good enough for 11th place in the 25-team tournament. The Colonials posted a better score than D.C. rivals Georgetown (618), George Mason (618), and American […]

Swimming teams defeat Duquesne

Both the GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams came away with convincing wins at Duquesne Saturday. The women’s team placed first in every event in a 156-78 blowout. The Colonial women swept the first three positions in the 200-yard individual medley. Dena Hoffman (2:11.73) placed first for GW, with teammates Kristen Janeczek (2:15.99) […]

Matchbox 20 surprised by sudden popularity

“We’re just five rednecks,” Matchbox 20’s lead guitarist Kyle Cook said in a phone interview Oct. 24. Five rednecks with a hit first album and a single that has topped the charts nationwide. Matchbox 20’s debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You (Atlantic), has been on Billboard Magazine’s Top 15 list for more than 32 […]