February 2, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 18

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

GW splits pair of A-10 games

The last time GW faced St. Joseph’s, the two teams were squaring off in the final of the 1997 Atlantic 10 Tournament. Last time, the red-hot Colonial women lost a heartbreaker, 59-56, to the Hawks that ended GW’s 22-game winning streak. This time, GW returned the favor. The Colonial women handed the A-10’s East Division […]

David Spade makes college a joke

David Spade added his humor to Homecoming Week as he performed stand-up comedy to a boisterous crowd at the Smith Center Thursday night. GW students packed half the Smith Center – filling the seats with a view of the stage. The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and current star of the NBC sitcom “Just […]

Sports Briefs

Men’s swimming splits three-team meet In its final meet before the Atlantic 10 Championships in February, the men’s swimming and diving team defeated the University of MarylandBaltimore County and lost to the Naval Academy in a three-team competition at UMBC’s pool Saturday. GW earned a 138-95 victory over UMBC, but lost 126.5-114.5 to Navy. The […]

Technology council plans to sharpen GW’s edge

The newly-formed subcommittees of the Informational Technology Advisory Council are considering recommendations to improve GW computer services and Internet capabilities, which will be offered to the University this semester. The council, which incorporates input from faculty, administrators and students, aims to help GW sharpen its technological edge. First-rate technology will “allow the University to maintain […]

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 […]