January 20, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 14

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

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 […]

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 […]