November 13, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 7

Stories from the November 13, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW splashes to sixth place in fall finale

Playing on one of the brightest new golf courses on the East Coast, GW only could muster a faint glimmer as it finished in sixth place at the 12-team Delaware Fall Invitational in Owings Mills, Md. Colonials head coach Scott Allen said last week his team had a chance to win this last tournament of […]

GW looks to next season after disappointing ’97

Despite the fact that the GW men’s soccer team did not reach all of its goals this season, finishing 6-11-1 overall and 4-6-1 in the Atlantic 10, team members succeeded individually. “They put in the effort,” acting head coach John McNamara said. “They were never a team that didn’t play 90 minutes.” GW will lose […]

Credit union awaits court ruling

The Supreme Court opened its term in October with a case that could jeopardize the future of the National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union and endanger the credit union’s relationship with GW students and staff. The court will decide if credit unions like NIH extend beyond the scope of the Federal Credit Union Act […]

Sports Briefs

Swimming and diving loses at VTU The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both suffered losses at Virginia Tech Nov. 8. The men’s team fell 139-104, despite placing first in six of the 13 events. Sophomore Tim Champney led the Colonials by placing first in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.55 and helping the […]

Elevator fall scares student

Adams Hall resident Ian McClatchey said he was rattled and dazed after falling four floors in the residence hall’s elevator Nov. 1, but University officials claim he was never in danger. The incident came only months after an independent inspector examined all campus elevators and University officials worked to ensure that problems with the elevators […]

Naked

Exhibitionism can tingle with pleasure and power, says visiting human sciences Professor Elizabeth Grosz. She defies any notion of dusty academia, honing in on subjects labeled perverted in stodgier circles. Her scholarship is fleshy and fascinating – penetrating the realm of the sexual, the corporeal, the naked. GW’s human sciences program – the only one […]

GW repairs campus elevators

Improvements to campus elevators were made this summer after GW administrators hired an independent elevator inspector to examine elevators in all University buildings. Repairs were made to elevators in Adams, Crawford and Ross halls, although glitches are still being ironed out, according to facilities project manager Charlie James. Despite the University’s efforts, a student claimed […]

Noise and funk add new facet to musicals

It defies the stereotypical idea of a musical. It boasts no sweet ballads, crazy love affairs or, for that matter, dialogue. But the energy and flair of “Bring In `Da Noise, Bring In `Da Funk” redefines the musical. Stomping, jumping, tapping, drumming and pounding, “Bring In `Da Noise” is an amazing presentation of endless motion […]

Students targeted in financial scam

Three international students have reported being the targets of a series of financial scams on campus this fall, according to University Police Director Dolores Stafford. Stafford said the three students were approached on the street and enticed into a cash scam. “They’re looking for people they perceive they can talk into something,” Stafford said. One […]

Hoffman, Travolta prove a perfect duo in Mad City

Mad City (Warner) may be a film about hostages, but it does not make audience members feel like hostages. Crisply-paced and cleverly-plotted, this contemporary thriller parallels the excitement of the journalist-as-opportunist theme in Billy Wilder’s The Big Carnival, also called Ace in the Hole (1951). Like Wilder’s noir-ish masterpiece, the new film is as cynical […]