January 15, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 13

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

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. […]

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 […]