November 24, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 10

Stories from the November 24, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Team aims to improve Smith Center

As the District nears a final decision on GW’s proposed health and wellness center, an advisory committee is exploring the equipment and procedures at the Smith Center, hoping to find ways to improve the current facilities. The Smith Center Advisory Team, which is comprised of 14 appointed students, is charged with recommending changes to the […]

Penny-pinching makes Hawaii affordable

LAHAINA, HAWAII – A white Chevy rental car makes a hairpin turn on a one-lane mountain road, revealing a breathtaking scene: a cliff jutting from the sea, splashed by spots of sun. The cliff is only one of the incredible sights on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The island paradise is a popular vacation destination […]

Departments look for new faces to head the class

When Annie Wooldridge talks about affirmative action in faculty hiring at GW, she knocks on wood. “We do pretty well for ourselves,” she explained, rapping on her desk. “We have the policies down pat. Any change has to happen in that department, in that search committee, that office. The trick is to close the gap […]

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, 10:30 The Man Who Knew Too Little (PG)Fri.-Sun. 2:00, 5:00, 7:45, 10:00Mon.-Tue. 5:30, 8:15, 10:20 Starship Troopers (R)Fri.-Sat. 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 10:30Sun. 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:20Mon.-Tue. 5:15, 8:00, 10:30 Anastasia (G)Fri.-Sun. 1:00, 3:15, […]

GW lacks concrete costs for MCI Center alternative

The committee appointed by GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg to explore options for this spring’s Commencement ceremony will not release its recommendations until it examines the costs of holding the event at the newly-completed MCI Center. At a Student Association town hall meeting last week, committee members said they still do not have concrete figures […]

To find truth, history must be examined

In the Nov. 13 issue of The GW Hatchet, the opinion article “The Forgotten Armenian Genocide,” (p.4) said that “while countless State Department documents, congressional hearings, consular reports and missionary statements testify to the brutal massacre of Armenians . seldom will you find this historical fact in any textbook or scholarly journal.” The writer asks […]

GW prepares for three games at Maui Invitational

LAHAINA, HAWAII – After landing on Maui Saturday, the GW men’s basketball team spent Sunday preparing for its first game in the Maui Invitational versus ninth-ranked University of Kentucky. GW (3-0) will play its first-ever game against the Wildcats Monday at 9:30 p.m EST. The game will air on ESPN. If the Colonials win, they […]

Ireland’s Devlins attract U.S. following with release

The Devlins’ second full-length album, Waiting (Universal), holds all its attraction in the pauses. The Devlins do not emphasize their nationality to increase their novelty, as many bands coming out of Ireland do, though the group’s members are fiercely proud of their roots. Instead, the trio makes its music borderless, without claiming a particular cultural […]

Week’s events boost hunger awareness

GW’s Hunger Awareness Week was capped this week by the 10th annual 5K Help the Homeless Walkathon, which raised money for the District’s homeless residents. The week’s other events included food and clothing drives and a hunger banquet. A crowd of walkers, including 45 GW students, started Saturday’s walk at Freedom Plaza downtown, after General […]

Religion Month `lights the way’

Religious student groups crammed November’s calendar with National Cathedral and Holocaust Memorial Museum trips, Interfaith Council discussions and a Nation of Islam presentation during the Program Board’s Religion Month celebration. “We chose the theme to be `Lighting the Way’ because all the religions in the world relate God to light in some way. `Truth is […]