January 12, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 12

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

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]