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. […]