November 13, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 7

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

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 […]

Students examine campus diversity

On the same day GW hosted the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, students representing a wide cross-section of backgrounds and beliefs discussed diversity on campus during the third Issues Awareness Night. Monday night’s forum was held to create a better understanding of diversity at GW and to foster a dialogue between student leaders, said […]


SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) Think you’re right on course on your way to graduation? Make sure you get a balance sheet because you may be missing classes you don’t even know about. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Remember to hit the star key followed by the pound key so all of your CRNs will be processed […]

News Briefs

GW presents second Kalb Report Friday The second forum in “The Kalb Report: Ethics in Journalism” will be held at the National Press Club Friday at 8 p.m. The topic of the discussion is truth in journalism. Panelists include New York Times Washington Bureau Chief Mike Oreskes; NBC News national correspondent Gwen Ifill; USA Today […]

Film creatively intertwines diverse aspects of life

One Night Stand (New Line Cinema), the latest from director Mike Figgis, tries to unite vastly differing aspects of life, such as a fatal disease and adultery, into one story. Surprisingly, it works. Wesley Snipes (Murder at 1600) plays Max Carlyle, a Los Angeles-based commercial director who is in New York on business. While visiting […]

Advising workshops need focus

The lack of uniformity among the Columbian School’s freshman advising workshops surfaced among the concerns students voiced at a recent Student Association town hall meeting. “I get constituents all the time that tell me weird stories about freshmen advising workshops and I’d like to do what I can to help change this,” said SA undergraduate […]

Entertainment Listings

MOVIES AMC Courthouse 82150 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA(703) 998-4AMC The Jackal (R)Fri.-Sat. 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, 10:45Sun. 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, 10:30Mon.-Tue. 5:00, 7:45, 10:20 The Man Who Knew Too Little (PG)Fri.-Sat. 1:45, 5:30, 8:15, 10:30Sun. 5:15, 8:00, 10:30Mon.-Thur. 5:30, 8:15, 10:15 Starship Troopers (R)Fri.-Sat. 1:30, 5:15, 8:00, 10:45Sun. 1:30, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20Mon.-Thur. 5:15, 8:00, 10:30 Red […]

Letters to the Editor

Know what you’re saying When I opened the Nov. 6 issue of The GW Hatchet and read the “Network Down” editorial (p.4), I was really surprised. The first line is a quote from GW Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz describing why GW does not have sufficient funding to match its technological goals. The quote […]