December 4, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 11

Stories from the December 4, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Reading between the lines

The children stand in a line, clad in green and white school uniforms. The neckties they knotted themselves are remarkably uneven. The classroom session has ended for the afternoon – the kids soon will be released to personal tutors. The tutors wait in a silent group at the end of the room. The children, growing […]

Flubber fails in attempt to remake Disney hit

Flubber (Buena Vista) pitifully tries to recreate the 1961 Walt Disney Classic, The Absent Minded Professor. The film lacks a few elements which made its predecessor a success – plot, humor and a supporting cast, to name a few. A brilliant, but absent-minded scientist, Professor Phillip Brainard (Robin Williams, Jack) is trying to concoct a […]

Exhibit explores moods of jazz

Jazz music has been an inspiration to many artists. Friday night, musicians and dancers will come together for “Seeing JAZZ Move” to explore the moods and rhythms of jazz. It will be a site-specific performance in conjunction with “Seeing JAZZ,” an exhibition of the Smithsonian’s International Gallery of Art. The exhibit showcases artwork and literature […]

Brooks pleases country music fans with release

Record stores in Nashville, San Francisco and even the District are being overrun by hordes of anxious music lovers, searching for their own copies of Garth Brooks’ latest release, Sevens (Capitol Records). This soothing masterpiece is sure to be a chart-topper including several melodic masterpieces. Highlighting the album, “In Another’s Eyes,” a duet featuring Trisha […]

Wellness center vote postponed

The city’s zoning board postponed its final decision on the University’s proposed health and wellness center for at least another month and scheduled an additional hearing on the issue for mid-December. The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment was scheduled to vote Wednesday on GW’s request to build the center at the corner of 23rd and […]

Student leaders set for tuition talks

<IMG Student leaders and administrators will meet Friday to discuss tuitionand budget priorities in a closed session at the Marvin Center’s University Club. The meeting was promised to student leaders by GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg last spring, when students protested this year’s 6.9 percent increase in tuition and fees and demanded more student input […]

Online essays: Cheating in the Information Age

The deadline is a few short days away. The assignment: a 10-page paper analyzing the roots of the Weimar Republic’s failure. So far, the computer screen is blank. After weeks of procrastinating, what can an enterprising student do? Grab a credit card, log onto the Internet and download a sample essay from a “cybercheating” site. […]

SA surveys campus lighting

A new Student Association initiative is aiming to identify areas on campus that lack adequate lighting and locations where existing fixtures need repair. The goal of the campus lighting project is to identify lighting fixtures on campus that need repair and to look at areas that could use more light. The results will be collected […]

L Street Safeway to close its doors

Safeway’s Townhouse supermarket at 21st and L streets is scheduled to close by the end of the year. The store, one of few supermarkets in the area that serves GW students, will be replaced by a CVS pharmacy. Several CVS stores are within walking distance of campus, but the only other options for grocery shopping […]

Senate absenteeism postpones two votes

The Student Association Senate delayed votes on two changes to its bylaws because not enough senators were present at the last meeting of the semester Tuesday. The bills, a bylaw that would create the Tuition Action Commission and an amendment to the bylaw that lays out the Senate allocation process, are expected be brought to […]