February 17, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 22

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

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 […]

Housing lotto to draw about 2,200

More than 2,200 students will participate in the Community Living and Learning Center’s housing lottery Saturday for space in GW residence halls, according to CLLC Assistant Director Paul Barkett. All students interested in living on campus next year turned in Intent to Return forms by Feb. 6, Barkett said. Though 2,285 students returned the forms, […]

Pool of candidates flood senate races

The pool of candidates for next year’s Student Association Senate is significantly larger than last year’s, as the campaign season for campus elections officially began Friday with the deadline for declaring candidacy. Thirteen students are vying for four undergraduate seats in the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences, eight are running for two Elliott School […]

Greek life hopes to fix reputation

Neil Smith, a member of Theta Delta Chi, said he understood brotherhood best when he got food poisoning sophomore year and all of his brothers met him at the hospital “It’s like we were a real family.” Smith organized GW’s first Greek Forum, during which members of the Greek-letter community said they are frustrated with […]