March 5, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 27

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

The sky is falling!

For those who might have missed it, the H Street entrance to the Marvin Center was closed this week because of chunks of concrete crumbling from fifth-floor window ledges. Yes chicken little, the sky was falling. This incident puts the need for building renovations in the spotlight. For the past 10 years, the University has […]

JEC joke

As election fever hit campus this week, students turned out to vote their favorite candidates into office. But what many of them didn’t do is answer the two referenda on the ballot. Why? They weren’t given the questions. The Joint Elections Committee – the standard-bearers of procedural nitpicking and microscopic observation of all election-related details […]

GW to play UMassin A-10 Tourney

After GW’s game with Temple Feb. 22, Owls’ Coach John Chaney was asked what he expected of this week’s Atlantic 10 Tournament in Philadelphia, Pa. “Electricity, just fire,” he said. “The league is so balanced and teams have nothing but contempt for each other.” The A-10 has become one of the strongest conferences in the […]

Upcoming games

*A-10 Tournament (Philadelphia, Pa.)**If necessary(DH)doubleheader MBB-men’s basketballMTmen’s tennisG-gymnasticsB-baseball Thursday: MBB vs. UMass2:30 p.m.(ESPN2)*B at George Mason2:30 p.m. Friday: G at Oregon St. Invitational7 p.m.MBB at St. Joe’s/TempleTBA**MT vs. UMass1 p.m. Saturday: B vs. Cleveland St.(DH)12 p.m.MBB in A-10 Final**MT vs. Duquesne1 p.m. Sunday: B vs. Cleveland St.12 p.m.MT vs. Bloomsburg12:30 p.m.

Senior shakes down dance in search of roots

Alesia Young is busy these days. She has, after all, recently put the finishing touches on her senior honors thesis. In addition to long hours of research and paper work, she decided to present her thesis in the form of a dance concert. A double major in dance and American studies with a focus in […]

Sports briefs

Four Colonials earn Atlantic 10 honors Four players from the GW men’s basketball team earned recognition from the Atlantic 10 Conference Tuesday when the league handed out its awards for the 1997-’98 season. Junior Shawnta Rogers was named to the second team All-Conference and the All-Defensive Team. No GW players were first team All-Conference selections. […]

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 […]