January 15, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 13

Stories from the January 15, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Committee recommends Ellipse Commencement

The University’s Commencement Committee recommended the 1998 Commencement remain on the Ellipse during its meeting Friday, but did not recommend a venue for future ceremonies. “We have a sense from the constituency that the Ellipse is a preferred venue because we don’t know more about the MCI Center,” said John Jenkins, associate dean of the […]

Upcoming Games

George Washington Women vs.Virginia Tech WomenSmith Center, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2 p.m. The GW women’s basketball team will return to the Smith Center for the first time in two weeks when it faces a Virginia Tech team much improved from its last-place Atlantic 10 West finish last season. Standing at 9-6, 3-2 in the A-10, […]

GW to host C-SPAN interview program

C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” will broadcast live from GW’s University Club Sunday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The news interview program will be hosted by C-SPAN’s Connie Brod and will feature White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry. The broadcast is open to students, and breakfast will be served. Students will have the opportunity […]

GW opens season with loss

West Virginia University won all four events and spoiled the GW women’s gymnastics team’s season opener Sunday at the Smith Center. The Lady Mountaineers took the lead in the opening event, the vault, and never trailed on their way to a 190.6-184.55 win. Nikki West led West Virginia to a 47.7 score on the vault. […]

GW unveils updated Web site

The address hasn’t change, but GW’s new home on the World Wide Web is a different place. The new site, unveiled Monday, will allow students to access grades, schedules and account information over the Web. And new graphics, photos and images have replaced the old, mostly text-based format. The updated version of www.gwu.edu is the […]

Play-to-film adaptation works with Winter Guest

“Everybody wants . I want,” are the words spoken by real-life mother Phyllida Law (Emma) to her daughter in The Winter Guest (Fine Line), a devastatingly honest and powerful new film. Alan Rickman, best known for his classic role as the villain in the original Die Hard, makes his directorial debut working from an adaptation […]

Madison to house freshmen next fall

Fewer options will be available to students who plan to live on campus when this spring’s housing lottery rolls around. The Pennsylvania House will be removed from the University’s campus housing system and Madison Hall will be converted into a freshman residence hall. The apartment building on Pennsylvania Avenue housed approximately 50 students, a move […]

Horoscopes

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 21) It’s time to get back on track. Your parents don’t pay this fine institution billions of dollars for you to get the G.P.A. you got last semester. AQUARIUS (Jan. 22-Feb. 21) Stressed yet? Don’t worry, you will be. With your busy schedule you won’t have any time to eat. At least […]

The Ellipse tradition

The 30-member Commencement Committee will recommend a venue for this year’s ceremony Friday morning. While the contents of its report remain to be seen, what it should say is simple. Students overwhelmingly support Commencement on the Ellipse – and that’s where it should be. Students consistently have said the Ellipse is the ideal setting to […]

Rules vs. right

The 30-member Commencement Committee will recommend a venue for this year’s ceremony Friday morning. While the contents of its report remain to be seen, what it should say is simple. Students overwhelmingly support Commencement on the Ellipse – and that’s where it should be. Students consistently have said the Ellipse is the ideal setting to […]