November 24, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 10

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

The two sides of SJT

On Friday afternoon, the University’s Commencement committee held a public meeting to discuss, once again, the pros and cons of finding a new location for next spring’s ceremony. At the meeting, committee Chair John Jenkins distributed a letter from GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg to the parents of a GW student who wrote to the […]

Time to give thanks

It is the time of year when families gather together to give thanks. It’s the time of year when people count their blessings, reminisce about the good times and forget about their diets and cholesterol levels. Thousands of turkeys are brought out of their pens to enjoy the scenery and make the trek toward the […]

Letters to the Editor

The need for GW radio The proposal for renovations to the Marvin Center is near approval, and while the benefits of an improved student center are obvious, there is a small provision tucked away in the proposal that could give this University something it probably didn’t know it was lacking: a visible and fully functioning […]

More on SJT’s altruism

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg promised 48 lucky students at D.C.’s Paul Junior High the opportunity to attend GW on scholarship, contingent on their academic eligibility. Trachtenberg estimated the cost of a college education in five years at $150,000, a price tag few students from the District would be able to afford on their own. […]

GW misses A-10s despite two wins

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The GW women’s volleyball team finished its season this weekend by sweeping Xavier University and Atlantic 10 third-place team, the University of Dayton. But despite the wins, GW was not one of the four teams that made the cut for the A-10 championships. […]

N.C. State hands GW women first loss of season

The GW women’s basketball team has lost just three times at the Smith Center in the past four seasons. One of those losses came Saturday afternoon to visiting North Carolina State University, who led for almost the entire game before beating the No. 21 Colonial women 68-64. “I don’t think too many teams will win […]

Upcoming Games

Monday: MBB vs. Kentucky9:30 p.m.*on ESPN Tuesday: MBB vs. Arizona or Boston CollegeTBD* Wednesday: MBB vs. TBD*WBB at U.C.-Santa Barbara7 p.m. Thursday: no games scheduled MBBmen’s basketballWBBwomen’s basketball*at Maui Invitational

Mighty Joe Plum gives new name to Southern music

In recent years, bands from the American South have made their presence known in the world of modern rock. Cowboy Mouth’s hardcore New Orleans rock, Matchbox 20’s pop sound and the Refreshments’ south-of-the-border twang have carved a niche in the rock and alternative markets for Southern groups . Hailing from Florida, Mighty Joe Plum might […]

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 […]