February 23, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 24

Stories from the February 23, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

RHA is not simply an oligarchy

Recently, I (along with my fellow executive board members of the Residence Hall Association) have been accused of being a mediocre leader, as well as an “RHA insider” who was a “chosen leader-to-be” (“Democracy needed in RHA elections,” The GW Hatchet, Feb. 2, p.4). Although I can only speak for myself, I would like to […]

Lottery limbo

This weekend’s on-campus housing lottery revived one of GW’s lesser publicized traditions. Students with high numbers – or friends with high numbers – selected GW’s choice “real estate.” But about 300 students, estimates Residence Hall Association President Randy Bomze, found their way to the waiting list. For rising sophomores in housing limbo, don’t worry; GW […]

Minority health

President Clinton recently announced plans to level out disparities between white and minority Americans’ health care with $400 million and a new public awareness campaign. In the world’s richest and most powerful country, it is a national tragedy that such gross differences exist. The president’s five-year initiative would run in conjunction with private sector help. […]

Temple hands Colonials fourth straight loss, 56-49

Sunday’s GW men’s basketball game with Temple was a meeting of teams going in opposite directions. The Owls used an 11-0 run midway through the second half to win their seventh-straight game, 56-49, before 5,454 at the Smith Center. Temple (19-6, 12-3 Atlantic 10) clinched second place in the A-10 East Division, meaning it will […]

Upcoming Games

*A-10 quarterfinalsGgymnasticsMBBmen’s basketballWBBwomen’s basketballWTwomen’s tennis Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: MBB at Virginia Tech7 p.m.G vs. E. Michigan & Radford7 p.m. Thursday: WBB vs. Rhode Island/La Salle7 p.m.*WT at VCU2:30 p.m.

GW splits pair on the road, earns regular season title

After mixed results in two road conference games, the GW women’s basketball team will gear up for the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament, which starts this week. After losing to Massachusetts Thursday, the Colonial women (18-8, 12-4 A-10) came back to defeat Rhode Island Saturday and earn the program’s fifth consecutive A-10 regular season title. That […]

GW places second, third at A-10 meet

The GW men’s swimming and diving team fell just short of winning the Atlantic 10 Championship in Buffalo, NY this weekend. The men’s team’s overall score of 642 was just three-and-half agonizing points behind first-place Massachusetts’ 645.50. The GW women’s team also had a strong showing, finishing third in the conference. “The men’s team did […]

GW gymnastics team beats JMU, URI at home tri-meet

“No regrets” is the GW women’s gymnastics team’s motto. And team members shouldn’t have much to regret after beating Atlantic 10 rival Rhode Island and non-conference foe James Madison University at the Smith Center Friday. But despite edging out Rhode Island 189.5 to 188.675 and beating James Madison, which finished with 183.75, head coach Margie […]

Grad schools gain ground in rankings

Both the GW Law School and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development jumped several notches from last year in rankings released last week by U.S. News and World Report. The law school went from 23rd to 20th in the nation and the school of education went up seven spots to tie for 30th. […]

Novel-based film shows Victorian restrictions

Looking to rent a film that will intensify the mood brought about by this miserable and melancholic weather? Well look no further. Jude (Gramercy Pictures), Michael Winterbottom’s handsome film version of Thomas Hardy’s novel Jude the Obscure, does just that. Kind of. Set in late 19th century England, this love story explores the passionate relationship […]