January 12, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 12

Stories from the January 12, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Residence halls for alumni and `Curves’

I have recently come to the realization that life as I know it is about to end. No more students, no more books. No more teachers, dirty looks. My life is about to change radically, and I’m starting to panic. Fortunately, the good people at George Washington have everything under control. Thanks to the office […]

GWU@MVC

The 122-year old tradition of Mount Vernon College as an independent institution of higher learning for women will end as of June 1999. After that date, MVC will become the George Washington University at Mount Vernon College. For the students of Mount Vernon, this decision finally will put to rest some of their anxieties about […]

Tyranny of the minority

Public school superintendents in two Maryland counties recently removed works by acclaimed African-American authors from high school curricula. Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was dropped for ninth graders in Anne Arundel County. Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon is no longer an approved text in St. Mary’s County. In both cases, the […]

George Washington vs. Xavier

The Colonials return home Wednesday to take on 17th-ranked Xavier in a showdown between two of the best teams in the Atlantic 10’s West Division. The Musketeers (10-2 overall, 2-1 A-10) were upset at St. Bonaventure Jan. 3 but rebounded with blowouts of La Salle and Fordham last week. Xavier is led by one of […]

GW finds win column more often with start of A-10 play

Staying above the .500 mark is not usually a problem for the GW women’s basketball team. Early in the 1997-’98 season, though, the Colonial women have struggled to hold on to a winning record. Since a loss to cross-town rival American University that dropped GW to 2-3 on the season, the Colonial women have won […]

Eleven Seconds explores life’s quick transformations

It is hard to imagine how fast life can change. Does anyone really believe that in 11 seconds a healthy, athletic 20-year-old man can become immobilized for life? For the now-famous Travis Roy, that is reality. In a new book written by the young hockey player, Eleven Seconds, Roy reveals everything about the accident and […]

CIA in Sixties Concerned About GW

In 1978, Hatchet News Editor Maryann Haggerty wrote: The Central Intelligence Agency regarded GW as a “hot spot” during the late sixties and early seventies, according to a set of formerly-secret documents released last week under the Freedom of Information Act. The CIA clipped campus newspapers and kept in contact with campus informants from December […]

Committee to vote on Commencement

The University’s Commencement Committee is expected to recommend a venue for this year’s ceremony Friday – either the new MCI Center or the Ellipse. But the University lacks funds to hold Commencement on the Ellipse this May, said the University’s special events director and committee member Lynn Shipway. Shipway said a reduced special events budget […]

French leaves GW to serve as chancellor in Middle East

University Honors Program Associate Director Roderick French will serve as the first chancellor of a new American-style university in the United Arab Emirates. French, a philosophy professor, was previously the director of University seminars for the honors program and is the faculty adviser for ex nihilo, GW’s undergraduate research journal. He also has served as […]

UMass ends GW win streak

The GW men’s basketball team showed during the past month that last season’s lessons were well learned. Throughout GW’s disappointing 15-14 season of 1996-97, Coach Mike Jarvis stressed that his young team still was learning how to win. In the last month, the more experienced Colonials have been winning games in bunches. A Dec. 8 […]