January 15, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 13

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

Colonials, King rule 18th-ranked Xavier

Mike King stood alone at the foul line. The clock showed all zeros and the GW men’s basketball team trailed 18th-ranked Xavier 68-66. King, a freshman playing his third collegiate game after achieving academic eligibility, calmly made two free throws – sending the game into overtime and the Smith Center into a frenzy. GW (14-3, […]

Aguilar pours in 37 points to lead GW past Duquesne

Most GW women’s basketball fans probably thought a Spaniard would lead the Colonial women in the 1997-’98 campaign. They were right. But rather than Spaniard Noelia Gomez, an Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team selection a year ago, the Spaniard leader is first-year point guard Elisa Aguilar. Aguilar scored 37 points Monday night at Duquesne University to […]

Swimming teams top Delaware

The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both routed the University of Delaware Jan. 10. The women’s team took first place in the first 10 events, blowing out Delaware 139-97. Sophomore Jennifer Skinner won three events for the Colonial women – the 1000-meter freestyle, the 500-meter freestyle and the 200-meter freestyle. Juniors Robin […]

In the Spotlight: Young Wang

Young Wang’s eyes have seen more than they let on. He is a GW graduate student. He has worked, climbing up from a lowly dish washing job. He has garnered prizes and acclaim as a bilingual poet. And he once headed a parade of students through the streets of Beijing, toward a park called Tiananmen […]

SA approves new election date

The Student Association approved a new Joint Elections Committee charter this week that calls for campus elections before undergraduate students’ spring break, making it the first organization to approve the new charter. The Program Board and the Marvin Center Governing Board must approve the charter in the same format before the rules become final. Approved […]

Satire abounds in Wag the Dog

They say truth is often stranger than fiction, but if Wag the Dog (New Line Cinema) is on the mark – and it seems to come pretty close – the truth might actually be fiction. Director Barry Levinson’s political satire offers an amusing, and at times disturbing, look at American politics. But despite a talented […]

Committee chair foresees Ellipse Commencement

The chair of the University’s Commencement Committee said this week he believes the 30 members of the committee will agree the May ceremony should remain on the Ellipse. John Jenkins, associate dean of the GW Law School and the committee’s chair, said each member will have the chance to express his or her thoughts about […]

Woman actor steals spotlight in 007 film

Finally. Finally, a James Bond movie has a strong female character who is not evil. But this is the only point where Tomorrow Never Dies (United Artists) breaks 007 tradition. Countless gadgets, beautiful women clad in black clingy things, an amazing car and action that leaves viewers with bleeding cuticles still fill the film. This, […]

GW’s campaign for a new millennium is right on schedule

Three years ago, University administrators set the most ambitious goal in GW fundraising history – $300 million by the year 2000. Now, with the new millennium on the horizon, the figure that was merely a number on paper in 1995 is two-thirds of the way to becoming reality. This year GW celebrates the halfway point […]

Entertainment Listings

MOVIES AMC Courthouse 82150 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA(703) 998-4AMC Amistad (R)Fri.-Mon. 1:00, 4:15, 7:30, 10:30Tue.-Thurs. 5:00, 8:15 The Boxer (R)Fri.-Mon. 1:30, 5:00, 8:00, 10:30Tue.-Thurs. 5:00, 7:45, 10:15 Wag the Dog (R)Fri.-Mon. 1:00, 4:45, 7:45, 10:00Tue.-Thurs. 5:15, 8:15, 10:30 As Good As It Gets (PG-13)Fri.-Mon. 1:15, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30Tue.-Thurs. 5:00, 7:45, 10:30 Tomorrow Never Dies (PG-13)Fri.-Mon. […]