November 24, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 10

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

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 […]

Crowe tackles European issues

Ambassador William J. Crowe Jr. discussed European foreign policy during his first lecture Wednesday as this year’s Shapiro Professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs. He said top priorities of American foreign policy should include NATO expansion, attention to the economic repercussions of the European Union, the Bosnian civil war and Russia’s emergence from […]

Anatomy of how writing a paper becomes a daylong event

Everybody ready to go home? I sure am. Thanksgiving is that special time of year to revisit childhood haunts, catch up with old friends, see what Mom did to your bedroom, listen to relatives tell you how much weight you’ve gained – you know, a Norman Rockwell-esque kind of holiday. Personally, I love the Thanksgiving […]

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. […]