January 20, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 14

Stories from the January 20, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Bandits attack students, faculty in Guatemala

(U-WIRE) ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. -A group of 13 St. Mary’s College students and three faculty members studying in Guatemala were robbed at gunpoint and five female students were raped Friday. The group, participating in a two-week expedition to study Guatemalan history, society and the environment, was returning to Guatemala City after conducting research with […]

Another birthday comes along, but it has no real meaning

If you see someone slinking in the shadows, moving stealthily from tree to tree, hiding from the light and wearing all black, make sure to say hi to me. I’ve got to hide, because it’s my 22nd birthday. I’ve been trying to find some meaning in my 22nd birthday – what it means to be […]

Letters to the Editor

Keep the tradition The Commencement Committee reached a decision Friday to recommend keeping the Ellipse as the venue for the 1998 ceremony. Hopefully, this will act as a precedent for years to come. George Washington University does not have many traditions, but graduation on the Ellipse is a tradition that has a place at GW, […]

GW: less for more

The Commencement Committee Friday recommended keeping this year’s ceremonies on the Ellipse. Since cost estimates for the MCI Center still were unavailable to the committee, the Ellipse won by forfeit, not solely on the strength of student pleas. While the Ellipse tradition was recommended, students’ victory is somewhat tainted because in order to keep the […]

Upcoming Games

Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: MBB at Fordham7 p.m. WBB at Xavier7 p.m. Friday: no games scheduled MBBmen’s basketballWBBwomen’s basketball

Sports Briefs

Swimming and diving teams swept at Maryland The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both were routed at the University of Maryland Jan. 14. The women’s team won only two of 12 events and fell 218-90. Maryland’s Alison Shea took first in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, and Katy Novotny took first in […]

GW splits pair at home

The GW women’s basketball team played two home games just two days apart this weekend. But it seemed as if two different teams showed up to play, as GW (9-6, 4-2 Atlantic 10) followed a poor effort against Virginia Tech Saturday with a drubbing of La Salle Monday. GW 76, La Salle 47 The Colonial […]

GW offers Mammo Van, cancer support groups

“The instant the surgeon told me, I was ushered into another world, a world in which my former self was submerged in a new identity; cancer patient,” Emily Kofron writes. The best way Kofron found to cope with breast cancer was to educate herself about both her illness and available treatments, she writes.One in every […]

Commencement Committee endorses Ellipse

The University’s Commencement Committee recommended Friday to keep this year’s graduation on the Ellipse, but suggested significant changes to offset the cost. The committee recommended canceling University financial support for Monumental Celebration, a Commencement gala held at Union Station. Eliminating University funding would make it impossible to continue the celebration as past graduating classes have […]

Devaluaed currency causes tuition woes

The economic crisis that hit Asian countries may impact the education of Asian students in America. Some Korean students at GW may be forced to re-evaluate their means of tuition financing as the value of Korea’s currency drops. Six months ago, 800 Korean wons were worth one American dollar. But the Asian economic crisis has […]