January 26, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 16

Stories from the January 26, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Asian crisis shows need for reforms

Only a few months ago, economists, businessmen, politicians and journalists were singing the praises of a “miracle economy” and then almost out of nowhere … wham! The Asian “miracle” economics went into a downward spiral that had ripple effects around the world, from India to Brazil to Russia, Europe and the United States. In October, […]

GW soars to 17-3 with road wins

The GW men’s basketball team went on the road this weekend and continued amassing wins, topping Fordham Thursday and Duquesne Saturday. The Colonials (17-3, 6-1 Atlantic 10) have won four straight games and 12 of their last 13. GW won both games without junior forward Yegor Mescheriakov, the team’s leading scorer. Mescheriakov still is sidelined […]

Adjunct professor details tie to Lewinsky, Tripp

The relationship between Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky was “like a big sister and little sister,” according to a former Pentagon official in an exclusive interview with The GW Hatchet. William Blacklow, an adjunct professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs and former deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs-communications, was Tripp’s immediate […]

Roe v. Wade

Editors Note: The name of the woman in this story was changed at her request. Katherine frowned as she walk across the Ellipse. The gray morning air crackled – the horizon cluttered with moving figures, red-letter signs parted to reveal more posters, more clouds of breath. Christian rock from a loudspeaker swung eerily over the […]

PB and MCGB approve new JEC charter

The Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board last week approved the redrafted Joint Elections Committee charter, which was passed by the Student Association at the Senate’s emergency meeting Jan.13. PB and MCGB also made new appointments to this oversight committee, but now await SA appointments to complete the JEC. The committee, initially chartered in […]

GW feels waves of Clinton controversy

GW, along with the rest of Washington D.C., has been caught in the media frenzy swirling around allegations President Clinton had an affair with a former White House intern and encouraged her to lie under oath. Students, alumni and professors have been asked to appear on television and in newspapers to offer information connected to […]

Letter to the Editor

Bad mathematics A proposal to slash the size of the George Washington University Law School by one quarter has been shelved after it was discovered that the committee which proposed the shrinkage underestimated the resulting revenue loss by some $5 million. It also underestimated by 50 percent the number of faculty positions the resulting decline […]

Unanswered questions

Washington is awash in a flood of innuendo, guesses and lies. While everyone seems to be forming an opinion as to what the facts are, only a handful of people actually know what transpired behind closed doors. One of them, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, is in the process of negotiating possible immunity for […]

Shrinking GWorld

The GWorld card program was initiated with much fanfare at the start of this school year. It promised to make students’ lives more convenient by offering them access to a variety of off-campus eateries, as well as lessening the necessity of walking around with cash or making repeated trips to ATMs. Unfortunately, what was promised […]

The Clinton-intern scandal and my addiction to football

Damn it! I knew there was a reason why I got turned down for that White House internship! Man, I just knew I should have brought a tape recorder with me. Just think how much that tape (or any tape, really) would be worth coming out of the White House right now. I’ve been watching […]