January 20, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 14

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

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 […]

News Briefs

French leaves GW to serve as chancellor in Middle East University Honors Program Associate Director Roderick French will serve as the first chancellor of a new American-style university in the United Arab Emirates. French, a philosophy professor, was previously the director of University seminars for the honors program and is the faculty adviser for ex […]

King shines again, GW downs Dayton

Another game, another career-high score for freshman Mike King. King led all scorers with 22 points as the GW men’s basketball team snapped Dayton’s seven-game winning streak with an 81-61 win at the Smith Center Sunday. King, who scored a career-high 16 points in GW’s dramatic win over Xavier four days earlier, made his first […]

Smith Center losses plague Colonial women in 1997-’98

Compared to GW teams of past years, the 1997-’98 GW women’s basketball team is having a tough time winning at home. The Colonial women, who are currently 4-4 at the Smith Center this season, have not had such a poor record at home for quite some time. From the start of the 1994 season through […]

Exceptional voice lost in monotonous songs

With her first release “32 Flavors,” Alana Davis sounded like a Fiona Apple wanna-be. But her album Blame It On Me (Elektra) proves Davis has a more eclectic sound. Blame It On Me covers a variety of music genres. The daughter of a noted jazz pianist, Davis incorporates her father’s style into her own work. […]

Book exchange nets $16,000

The Student Association organized its spring book exchange last week as an alternative to the GW Bookstore. The SA’s annual book exchange allows students to sell books to one another. For the first time, however, students were offered the service for both fall and the spring semesters this academic year. “I bought one book at […]

SA and PB make Homecoming a masquerade

Traditional homecoming celebration was shadowed by GW’s presidential inaugural ball last year, and by the University’s 175th Anniversary the year before – both big events planned in large part by GW administrators. But this year, Student Association President Kuyomars “Q” Golparvar said to expect a return to tradition with more student coordination. “It’s nice to […]

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 […]