February 17, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 22

Stories from the February 17, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Guess the Increase Contest winner:

The award for the closest guess to next year’s tuition increase goes to GW math Professor Murli Gupta – who guessed 4.5 percent.Congratulations!

The “interesting dichotomy” of Olympic athletes

I love the Olympics. The Games offer such an interesting dichotomy – athletes’ attitudes at the beginning and end of the Games. In the beginning, everybody looks so cocky and cool. They all think they’re going to win, but never actually say so. They all say, “I’m just happy to compete in the Games and […]

The tuition increase

The annual spring tradition of a tuition increase has come and gone. The Board of Trustees met Friday and recommended an increase much closer to the inflation rate than in previous years. Continuing undergraduates will pay 4.7 percent more next year, while graduate students will pay about 4 percent more. Incoming freshmen will face a […]

Iraq vs. Monica

The United States is possibly on the verge of war with Iraq, but you’d barely know that based on news coverage in recent weeks. The threat of airstrikes against suspected Iraqi chemical and biological weapons manufacturing sites has been overshadowed by the daily drips of information – and a torrent of speculation – concerning the […]

Upcoming Games

BbaseballGgymnasticsMTmen’s tennisWBBwomen’s basketball Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: WBB at UMass7:30 p.m. (A-10 TV) Friday: B at William & Mary2 p.m.MT vs. West Virginia at Fairlane1 p.m.G vs. Rhode Island7 p.m.

GW takes lead in A-10 West Division

The GW women’s basketball team is back in a familiar place. After a pair of wins against La Salle and Duquesne, the Colonial women (17-7, 11-3 Atlantic 10) moved into sole possession of first place of the A-10 West Division. With just two games left in the regular season, GW may have put itself into […]

Colonials lose two in Ohio

Seven days ago, the GW men’s basketball team had won seven straight games, was 20-3 and had earned its highest ranking in 42 years. What a difference a week makes. Losses at Xavier Monday and Dayton Saturday gave the Colonials three straight defeats and dropped them into a second-place tie with Xavier in the Atlantic […]

Campus race relations – thirty years ago

“We’d like to see sororities fully integrated or kicked off campus by June,” said Peggy Cooper, organizer of the newly-formed Black Students Union. The group was formed by 60 Negro GW students who responded to a sign on G Street which read: “If you are any kind of a Negro at all we have something […]

Trustees approve 4.7% tuition hike

After a year of heated student advocacy for a lower increase in tuition and fees, the University’s Board of Trustees approved a 4.7 percent increase for continuing undergraduates Friday. The increase brings tuition for current undergraduates to $21,320 – $950 more than last year’s figure. An additional $1,035 University fee puts the price of a […]

Book tells inner workings of historic man’s struggles

The quest for salvation led Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi to manifest his destiny in the realm of truth. His worldly desires and passions cast aside, Mahatma Gandhi subjected himself to experiments in truth. Gandhi did his story justice – conveying his inner workings as no biographer could. Fifty years after his assassination, and 73 years after […]