November 10, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 6

Stories from the November 10, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Panel sets goals for new SASS setup

Technology, customer service and student life services will be the major priorities of a Student and Academic Support Services strategic planning committee as it draws up recommendations to present to the Board of Trustees this winter. The panel, led by Assistant Vice President for SASS Special Services LeNorman Strong and including student and faculty representatives, […]

Freshmen will help GW make up for lost seniors

The GW women’s basketball team seeks to improve on an amazing performance last season with the help of newcomers. A solid group of first-year players look to add depth to the Colonial women and bring them closer to the NCAA Tournament. Petra Dubovcova and Katarina Baskova both played for the Junior National Team in Slovakia. […]

Young Colonial women try to build on last year’s success

After the GW women’s basketball team lost three of the greatest players in its history, the team figured it would have to work to earn the respect of the entire nation again. Or maybe not. Ranked as high as 18th in the polls of several preseason publications, and with a good chance to be ranked […]

SJT recruits GW’s next generation

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg offered 48 students at a District junior high a free ride to GW when they begin applying to college in five years. Trachtenberg spent an hour last month with seventh and eighth graders at Northwest Washington’s Paul Junior High School as part of Teach for America Week. The students thought […]

Three freshmen to have immediate impact on Colonials in 1997-’98

The arrival of three exciting newcomers should have an immediate impact on the GW men’s basketball team in 1997-98. Patrick Ngongba, who sat out last season for academic reasons, Antxon Iturbe, who played at one of the best high schools in the country, and Roey Eyal, a member of the under-22 Israeli National Team, all […]

GW places 5th at Easterns

The GW men’s water polo team fell just short of making its first NCAA Tournament this weekend, as the eighth-seeded Colonials finished in fifth place at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern Championships in Annapolis, Maryland hosted by Navy. GW, competing in the Eastern Championships for the first time, needed three straight wins in the […]

SA commission takes on tuition issue

The expected introduction this week of a resolution to create a Student Association tuition task force marks another step in this year’s student-led push for a lower tuition increase and more discussion on University financial issues. The SA Senate will introduce a proposed amendment to its bylaws Tuesday to form the Tuition Action Commission. The […]

1997-’98 Women’s Basketball Roster

Head coach: Joe McKeownninth season at GW (185-66, .737) Elisa Aguilar #435-8 sophomore guardMadrid, SpainMember of Spanish National Team Katarina Baskova #116-0 sophomore forwardPrievidza, SlovakiaCaptain of Slovakian Junior National Team Leslie Carlson #406-4 freshman centerNewington, Conn. Mia Chiparus #136-2 junior forwardBotosani, Romania’96-’97:1.2 ppg 0.7 rpg Khadija Deas #506-4 junior centerBrooklyn, N.Y.’96-’97:2.8 ppg 2.7 rpg Petra […]

Bashful Ngongba ready for season

Friday, Oct. 31 It’s Halloween, and while many students may have a night of heavy partying planned, freshman Pat Ngongba most likely will take it easy. Ngongba said he’s tired from a hectic schedule, so he’s just going to hang out with his friends this Friday night. While most GW students also claim to be […]

Distance learning finds niche on GWTV

A new distance learning studio at GW’s television station will give students the opportunity to monitor and participate in classes without ever setting foot on campus. A current trend in higher education, distance learning gives students with unusual circumstances the chance to fulfill course requirements and even complete degrees. Studies indicate that dedicated students educated […]