February 5, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 19

Stories from the February 5, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

The federal surplus

For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. budget will be balanced, and more astonishingly, a surplus of $9.5 billion is projected. Where the extra cash should be aimed already is at issue. But before the spending frenzy begins, lawmakers should keep two things in mind. First, the surplus is contingent on passage of […]

Koul ponders past and future as career at GW comes to an end

It happens every year in college basketball – a school becomes enthralled with a special player who has impacted a program so much he becomes part of that school’s history and culture. Ultimately, though, all players must leave college ranks – often before fans would like to see them go. Alexander Koul and the GW […]

George Washington women vs.Fordham women

The Colonial women have three Atlantic 10 games remaining and enter Friday’s game with Fordham in a three-way tie for second place in the A-10 West Division. GW (13-7, 7-3 A-10) trails first place Duquesne by a game and a half. Fordham has struggled this season. The Lady Rams (4-17, 2-9 A-10) are led by […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday: MBB at La Salle-7 p.m.Friday: WBB vs. Fordham-7 p.m.Saturday: G at UNH InvitationalMBB at St. Joseph’s12 p.m. (ESPN)Sunday: no games scheduled MBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketballG-gymnastics

Senior ponders the elderly, labor unions and politics

Since he was a little boy, Rusty Stahl has worried about society. “I used to doodle cynical Ronald Reagan cartoons,” he remembers. “I was born socially aware.” Stahl, a senior working toward a major in American studies and a minor in creative writing, plans to work as an activist in the labor movement after his […]

Expected love story never materializes

Once in a while, a film magically captures the indescribable feeling of love. From Love Story to Leaving Las Vegas, undeniable feelings between two people overcome all odds against them – and a historic piece of cinema emerges. Great Expectations (Twentieth Century Fox) is no such film. The film is loosely adapted from the Charles […]

Senate creates seat for Mount Vernon College

Mount Vernon College will have a spot on the Student Association Senate next year if the student body of the women’s college decides to accept it. Last month, GW announced that Mount Vernon will become a school of the University by 1999. GW became affiliated with the small women’s college last fall, assuming its multi-million […]

National Gallery honors forgotten artist

The National Gallery has the distinct honor of housing the first exhibit of Venetian Lorenzo Lotto’s paintings in the United States. He was an amazing Renaissance artist who fell into obscurity after his death in the mid-1550s. Overshadowed by the brilliant Venetian painter Titian, Lotto tried to define himself by using new techniques of lighting […]

Nagano offers unconventional classroom

When the Winter Olympics begin in Nagano this weekend, 28 GW students will be on hand. But they won’t be competing for medals on the ski slopes of Japan’s western coast; they will be on the sidelines studying the Games. The group – all students in an interdisciplinary 700 Series course – left Wednesday for […]

Apostle lacks character exploration and depth

Actor Robert Duvall (A Family Thing) long has wanted to make this intimate drama about a preacher forced to reappraise his life when he commits a crime and is compelled to leave his community. But The Apostle (October Films) lacks depth. As a study of spiritual crisis, it falls short of such modern classics as […]