March 5, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 27

Stories from the March 5, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SA presidency up for grabs; Strauss takes EVP

Competing chants of “Go Pat Go” and “Potter” thundered in J Street early Thursday morning, as campaign supporters awaited vote counts and the announcement of next year’s Student Association president. But the Joint Elections Committee would return with no victor. In the closest race for Student Association president in five years, Carrie Potter edged Patrick […]

Colonials lose home opener

The GW baseball team was slated to play six games in the past week, but it ended up playing just three. Two games versus Charleston Southern University over the weekend were canceled, as was a home game versus the Naval Academy Tuesday. The Colonials (2-7) lost two of the three games they did play. Maryland […]

Strauss edges Haber for EVP

Jesse Strauss says his election as the Student Association’s executive vice president will be bad news to GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and other administrators. “They will see that students like what I’ve been doing for the last two years,” he said. Strauss, a Columbian School senator, said he had been “cautiously optimistic” during the […]

Make-believe tribe provides laughs

Despite an extremely simplistic plot, Krippendorf’s Tribe (Touchstone Pictures) gives the audience a reason to laugh. Professor James Krippendorf (Richard Dreyfuss, Mr. Holland’s Opus) is a single father of three on his way to a nervous breakdown. Krippendorf must deliver a lecture on a tribe he discovered in New Guinea. The only problem is he […]

Caught Up tries to be something it’s not

Ever been to a movie to discover shelling out $7.50 for the ticket is the only reason to watch the whole thing? This encapsulates Caught Up (Live Entertainment). The movie revolves around Daryl Allen, played by Bokeem Woodbine (Dead Presidents), and the bad luck that follows him everywhere. After a short prison stint, Allen strives […]

Burn, Hollywood should take its own advice

In An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn – a movie within a movie – the director eventually burns the master print to avoid releasing another awful film. Unfortunately, the real-life director didn’t burn the print of An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn before it was released. How ironic. Another awful film unleashed on […]

Falling concrete limits Marvin Center access

University officials closed the Marvin Center’s H Street entrance earlier this week after chunks of concrete fell from the building’s fifth floor window ledges. Administrators said the immediate structural damage should be repaired this week, but the incident has raised concern about delayed plans for renovation of the 28-year-old student center. A $20 million, two-and-a-half-year […]


PISCES (Feb. 22-March 21)Never before have you been in such deep doo doo. Calm down. There’s no way you’re going to stop this freight train from hitting you. No sense in worrying now. ARIES (March 22-April 21)This weekend is your last in town before break. Well think again because your check bounced, and none of […]

Committee to revamp sex crime policy

A University subcommittee was created Friday to reexamine GW’s definition of sexual offenses and to reassess the sanctions it imposes against students who commit sex-related crimes on campus. The creation of the new subcommittee – an off-shoot of the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students – is the culmination of a year filled with research […]

Ruling may stunt NIH membership

A Supreme Court ruling last week could prevent GW students from opening accounts at the National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union in the future. The Court ruled Feb. 25 that credit unions historically have misinterpreted a 1934 law that allowed them to offer membership to groups with a “common bond” such as occupation, association […]