November 20, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 9

Stories from the November 20, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Grassroots efforts by students fight move to MCI Center

The proposed venue change for GW’s spring Commencement ceremony has provoked heated student sentiment this semester, and incited one of the most united activist movements on campus in recent memory. “This is an even more united fight than last year’s fight against the tuition increase,” said Student Association undergraduate Sen. Patrick Macmanus (at large), who […]

New JEC charter will move elections after spring break

GW students will vote for student leaders after spring break this school year if the proposed Joint Elections Committee charter is approved. The charter, which regulates student elections, has brought the election date into debate among students, along with issues on the definition of candidates and the role of the JEC. The new charter proposes […]

Committee members listen during town hall

The chair of the Commencement committee said he is not a betting man, but he is “willing to bet you that Commencement is going to be on the Ellipse this spring.” John Jenkins, associate dean of the GW Law School and chair of the committee, was among several committee members who heard students’ opinions at […]

Student committee to aid dean search

GW Law School students will have a voice in the search for a new dean with the creation of a student advisory selection committee, according to Roger Schechter, chair of the faculty Dean Search Committee. The faculty search committee denied the Student Bar Association’s proposal in October to seat a student as a non-voting member […]

Letters to the Editor

GW and WRGW As the final decisions are made regarding the renovations of the Marvin Center ground floor, I would like to offer a recommendation. While administrators in Rice Hall are concerned GW has fallen out of U.S. News’ Top 50, and students complain about our poor use of technology for communication, both groups complain […]

Sports Briefs

Swimming and diving beats La Salle Both the GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams beat La Salle at the Smith Center Saturday. The women’s team won impressively by placing first in all but three events, outscoring the Explorers 156-84. GW started out well and never slowed down, sweeping the 400-yard medley relay to […]

SJT’s altruism helps 48 kids, but what about us?

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s offer of roughly $7.2 million in free tuition to 48 local junior high school students was truly an eloquent gesture to expand educational opportunity in a city plagued by the failure of education. There is no doubt that the District’s school system is in turmoil, that the victims of this […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: WVB vs. Xavier7:30 p.m. Saturday: WBB vs. N.C. State2 p.m.WVB vs. Dayton5 p.m. Sunday: no games scheduled WBBwomen’s basketballWVBwomen’s volleyball

New Smith Center mascot rules

Commencement at the MCI Center instead of the Ellipse is as good an idea as Coca Cola changing its formula. That’s all I have to say about that. Now, for something completely different… If there’s one thing in life that I really have trouble dealing with, it’s team mascots. I learned this piece of wisdom […]

Commencement leadership

Tuesday night saw one of the largest gatherings of students brought together by a single issue in recent memory. Can it possibly be that the apathy usually associated with students at GW is no longer prevalent? People rarely involved in campus issues have found themselves establishing grassroots efforts to keep Commencement on the Ellipse. The […]