February 5, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 19

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

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 […]

Price increase could jeopardize GW’s Lexis-Nexis research service

GW’s access to the Lexis-Nexis computerized database is likely to be scaled down this fall because of a 1,100 percent increase in the price of the service, said Deborah Bezanson, the coordinator of Gelman Library’s electronic reference materials. The online subscription service is a popular research method, providing “one stop” catalogued access to the full […]


AQUARIUS (Jan.22-Feb.21)Last weekend you wasted away feeling sorry for yourself. You didn’t get any work done like you said you would. Stop complaining. It’s your own fault. Be productive this weekend – and that doesn’t mean getting drunk. PISCES (Feb. 22-March 21)You need to get out there and find a significant other. Valentine’s Day is […]

Parking rates decrease

Students who want to park on campus will have a new option this month after a Student Association push for cheaper rates for commuter students. A new parking contract, which began Feb. 1, allows commuter parkers to pay a monthly fee of $133 plus 12 percent D.C. tax. The current charge for campus parking is […]

JEC considers retroactive fines for rule violations

Candidates could be fined retroactively for violations of campus election rules, Joint Elections Committee Chair Terry Goddard said this week. During past elections, candidates have “broken” traditional campaigning rules before the JEC was in place to penalize them, creating a time of limbo with prospective candidates campaigning outside any regulation. Goddard said the JEC made […]

News Briefs

Three GW professors up for Law School dean Three GW law professors will be candidates to fill Jack Friedenthal’s shoes as the Law School dean. Professors Mary Cheh, Peter Raven-Hansen and Stephen Saltzburg will join about seven outside candidates in extensive two-day interviews on campus this spring. GW law professors bypass the credentials critique faced […]

Ricochet assesses jam

Hundreds of GW students who connect to the Internet with Ricochet wireless modems have had difficulties with their connections recently, but a company representative said help is in the works. Field Engineer Erik Moon of service provider Metricom said many students who use the wireless modems are waiting longer than usual for Internet connections. In […]

Letters to the Editor

Limited originality “Surely he’s mad,” I thought to myself as I perused Rob’s quaint little cartoon in the Jan. 29 issue of The GW Hatchet (“GW Fashions,” p.4). It was the rendering of an Arab student (dressed in “black expensive anything”), sitting on his Benz and chatting on his mobile phone that disturbed me. “This […]

The Olympics and Girl Scout cookies

Shouldn’t we be hibernating right now? Or maybe we should have migrated someplace where we can sit on the beach and sip drinks with colorful little umbrellas in them. Oh, well. At least we can be entertained by the Winter Olympics. Don’t you love all the profiles broadcasters do on the competitors? They always are […]