January 12, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 12

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

Mick’s removed from meal plan

Students no longer can use GWorld debit points at Mick’s restaurant and will face problems using the service at other local restaurants as well. “Extensive errors on the GWorld card system” caused the service to be stopped, said Mick’s restaurant manager Shawn McKee. McKee said he was called at his home Dec. 8 and told […]

The complexities of specialization

Life has gotten much too complicated, runs a common complaint. We have to make decisions about so many things that once seemed automatic. These endless bits and pieces include decisions about which phone company to use, which college to attend and which major to choose, how to handle our pensions, and whether or not to […]

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 […]