February 26, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 25

Stories from the February 26, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW ends losing streak at Va. Tech

The GW men’s basketball team used a strong second half to break its four-game losing streak with a 64-50 win at Virginia Tech Wednesday. GW entered the game in desperate need of a win. The Colonials had lost four games in a row – and their invitation to the NCAA Tournament had become uncertain. The […]

GW women set for A-10 tourney, hope for NCAA bid

Last year, the Atlantic 10 Tournament was not even close to a do-or-die situation for the GW women’s basketball team. The Colonial women boasted an impressive 23-4 record and were assured of an NCAA Tournament berth no matter how they fared in the conference tourney. They were just playing for a good seed in the […]

SJT envisions law school expansion

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg recently announced plans for an additional $20 million building for the University’s law school, a response to current overcrowding in the school’s facilities. Trachtenberg and GW Law School Dean Jack Friedenthal – who steps down in June – clash about solutions to the space problem. During his nine years at […]

George Washington women vs. La Salle

The Colonial women play La Salle in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament Thursday at the Smith Center. La Salle is 15-12 on the season and 9-8 in the A-10. The Lady Explorers beat Rhode Island Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals. If GW wins Thursday and UMass wins, then the Colonial women will travel to […]

GW defers tuition for Asian students

A newly revised University payment schedule will grant GW students affected by the ongoing economic crisis in Pacific Rim nations a five-month grace period to pay their spring tuition bills. The new plan will give Asian students until Aug. 1 to pay their spring bills – an extension of the original March 1 deadline proposed […]

George Washington men vs. St. Bonaventure

The Colonials’ final game of the regular season is Saturday at the Smith Center against St. Bonaventure. It will be the final home game for seniors Alexander Koul, Darin Green, Rasheed Hazzard and Andrei Krivonos. St. Bonaventure is 15-12 and 5-9 in the A-10. The Bonnies are led by sophomore point guard Tim Winn and […]

Law school deans attack `arbitrary’ U.S. News ratings

GW Law School Dean Jack Friedenthal was among 164 deans across the country who signed a letter to law school applicants denouncing the graduate school rankings released last week by U.S. News & World Report. The letter – distributed to 93,000 law school applicants – is part of an attack by the Association of American […]

Few voters turn out for forum

More office seekers than voters showed up Monday and Tuesday nights to see candidates for next week’s campus elections face off in Joint Elections Committee-sponsored forums. JEC member Darrell Villaruz said poor publicity accounted for the low turnout. “The lack of a charter until January – as opposed to December last year – made everything […]

Courtesan’s life glorified in film

Though hardly believable as a true story, Dangerous Beauty (Warner Brothers) mesmerizingly captures the life and struggle of poetess and courtesan Veronica Franco (Catherine McCormack, Braveheart). McCormack portrays Franco with passion and fervor. Franco has been semi-forced into the life of a 16th-century prostitute after the reality of her low status shatters her hope of […]