February 2, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 18

Stories from the February 2, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Admissions accepts 400 students early

As undergraduate applications for admission to GW continue to swell, the University accepted 400 students through early decision this year, an increase of 33 percent. The program, which binds the applicant to attend GW if accepted, received 147 more applications than last year, going from 573 to 720, said Kathryn Napper, director of undergraduate admissions. […]

Soundtrack exceeds even the greatest expectations

Very few movies can successfully replicate a classic piece of literature. Luckily for the movie’s soundtrack, very few classic pieces of literature have music. Unlike the movie, which opened to grim reviews Friday, the Great Expectations soundtrack (Atlantic Records) lives up to its name. With both big names and two-bit nobodies, the album endlessly entertains […]

RHA open-election amendment fails

The Residence Hall Association rejected a proposed amendment to its constitution Wednesday that would have established campus-wide elections for the organization’s highest-ranking positions. The amendment, proposed by JBKO Hall Representative Adam Green, called for students in all residence halls to elect the president and vice president for programming of RHA after a one-week campaign period. […]

Homecoming events draw above-estimate crowds

This year’s Homecoming gala and the week of events surrounding it drew above-estimate crowds as Student Association and Program Board planners brought traditional, student-organized Homecoming celebration back after two years of overshadowing by University events. “We had not sold as many tickets (for the gala) by Wednesday as we had hoped, but we ended up […]

Speaker briefs GW on Middle East peace

David M. Satterfield, a State Department official, addressed the United States’ role the Middle East peace process at the Marvin Center Wednesday during a GW Friends of Israel event. Satterfield, office director for Israeli and Arab-Israeli Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, substituted for the originally-scheduled speaker Dennis Ross, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel and […]

Strong second half lifts GW to win over Virginia Tech

Twenty minutes had elapsed in the GW men’s basketball team’s game with Virginia Tech Saturday at the Smith Center, and the young Hokies, who had lost six straight games, led the 17-3 Colonials 39-34 to the dismay of a Homecoming sellout crowd of 5,454. However, in the first 12:30 of the second half, junior guard […]

GW students join CNN town hall meeting

Students in GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs participated in a CNN town hall meeting at the Newseum Wednesday night as a panel of journalists discussed media coverage of the recent scandal surrounding the White House. Allegations President Clinton had an affair with a former White House intern prompted a flood of journalists’ interview […]

Book provides valuable insight into business world

The Critical Fourteen Years of Your Professional Life (Birch Lane Press Books) does not try to justify the superficial and vicious corporate workplace it describes. Instead, it celebrates it as a system to be mastered. The book provides a wide variety of helpful clarifications and suggestions from a seasoned professional with a quality seemingly absent […]

National Airport

Republican members of Congress are gearing up for a vote to change the name of National Airport to the Ronald Reagan Airport. The drive for renaming is at full momentum in order to pass the legislation in time for Reagan’s upcoming birthday. But National’s name should remain. Renaming it to honor Reagan is unnecessary and […]