February 26, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 25

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

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 […]

Web adds new dimension to campus electioneering

Candidates in this year’s campus elections have a new forum to pitch their platforms to student voters – the World Wide Web. Student Association presidential and executive vice presidential candidates are using cyberspace to provide information about their campaigns and information about who to contact to get involved in the race. The Web adds another […]

Complex plot destroys movie

Director Alex Proyas’ latest film, Dark City (New Line Cinema), does not live up to his earlier movie, The Crow. Similar gothic images pervade, but only glimpses of The Crow’s original feeling remain. The Australian-born Proyas found fame by directing the 1994 hit in which the star, Brandon Lee, tragically died while working on the […]