February 9, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 20

Stories from the February 9, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

U.S. vulnerable to missile attack

Maybe President Clinton was weary from fighting off countless attacks on his character or from the strain of being marginalized in his second term, but his State of the Union address missed the mark on the most important issue facing the security of the United States in the near future and beyond. While the economy […]

Monumental victory

Students finally can rest assured the Ellipse Commencement tradition will continue – as will Monumental Celebration at Union Station. The final decision came Friday from the ultimate GW decision-maker, President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. After months of anxiety and heated debate, students can enjoy planning for the Commencement weekend they’d advocated. Both students and Trachtenberg deserve […]

Trachtenberg OKs Ellipse Commencement

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg accepted the Commencement Committee’s unanimous recommendation to keep the ceremony on the Ellipse this week in a letter to Committee chair John Jenkins, associate dean of the GW Law School. “Our students and others . in their shared enthusiasm, have made it seem indisputable that GW’s Commencement will be held […]

The Board meeting

This Wednesday, students will have the rare opportunity to interact with some of the people directly responsible for GW’s policies and direction. Members of the University’s Board of Trustees will attend a town hall meeting in the Marvin Center Ballroom at 9 p.m. The meeting is especially important because it comes two days before the […]

Students anticipate Ellipse ceremony

Definitive news Commencement will remain on the Ellipse for the foreseeable future is being met with enthusiasm, and a trace of skepticism, across campus. Many students said they are elated student input was taken seriously, but added that GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s decision only fulfills a University promise from recruitment brochures that read, “You […]

Sports Briefs

Women’s tennis opens spring season at Cornell The GW women’s tennis team opened the spring season with a first- and two second-place finishes at the Cornell Invitational last weekend. Julie Kim won the “A” singles tournament with a 6-3, 6-1 win in the final. Kim reached the final round with a 6-2, 6-1 win in […]

Commencement Timeline

May, 1992 – GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg creates a unified Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse. May, 1995 – Lightning storm cancels the Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse, leaving many parents and students upset about the lack of a backup plan. April, 1997 – The GW Hatchet reports discussion of moving Commencement to MCI Center, […]

Upcoming Games

MBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketballG-gymnastics Monday: WBB vs. Temple-7 p.m.G at UMass-TBA Tuesday: MBB vs. Rhode Island-9:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: no games scheduled

GW looks into crowded classrooms

Freshman class size has swelled during the past decade – creating both a 28 percent increase in first-year students and difficulties keeping the number of students per class low. In April 1997, GW’s Department of Academic Affairs created a new position to solve such logistical dilemmas. Craig Linebaugh, associate vice president for academic planning and […]

George Washington women vs.Temple

The Colonial women return to the Smith Center Monday to play Temple. The Lady Owls are 10-12 overall and 3-9 in the Atlantic 10. Temple was 10-18 last season. The Lady Owls are led by Jen Ricco, whose 18.4 points-per-game average ranks her third in the A-10. Dawn Ingram leads the team in rebounding, averaging […]