January 12, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 12

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

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 […]

GW men’s and women’s basketball results

MenDec. 7 vs. Pennsylvania 66-62 WDec. 8 vs. Maryland 70-66 WDec. 13 at Old Dominion 58-56 WDec. 20 vs. UNC-Charlotte 93-83 WDec. 27 vs. Army 91-59 WDec. 28 vs. George Mason 82-69 WJan. 4 vs. La Salle 78-68 WJan. 7 vs. Duquesne 90-68 WJan. 10 at Massachusetts 79-48 L WomenDec. 8 at Princeton 69-51 WDec. […]

Trustees incorporate MVC into University community

An 18-month transition will transform Mount Vernon College, which GW has financially controlled since October 1996, into a part of GW. The 122 year-old women’s college in the picturesque northwest edge of the District will become the George Washington University at Mount Vernon College by June 30, 1999. GW became affiliated with MVC last October, […]

Facility approved with limitations

The District’s Board of Zoning Adjustment voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the University’s plan to build a health and wellness center. After months of hearing testimony from supporters and critics of the proposal, the zoning board agreed to let GW proceed as long as the center closes by 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by […]

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 […]