March 12, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 29

Stories from the March 12, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW’s Outstanding Woman of the Year defines her passion for change

Exactly what makes an individual outstanding? Pamela Montana Eclar embodies the term in a way difficult for others to match. Named GW’s Outstanding Woman of the Year at Program Board’s Feb. 28 charity auction, Eclar was honored for her work breaking gender and racial barriers. “I was extremely flattered because so many qualified female leaders […]

Big Lebowski ranks mediocre among Coen brother movies

A Coen brothers’ film is more than a tag line – it’s a guarantee. A guarantee to all fans they will see something weird, interesting and very stylish. Sometimes it works, as in Raising Arizona and Fargo. And sometimes it doesn’t, as in Barton Fink and The Hudsucker Proxy. The Big Lebowski rests on middle […]

GW baseball tops Towson, Coppin St.

The GW baseball team’s offense came alive in two wins this week. The Colonials scored 20 runs and had 26 hits in victories over Towson State University Tuesday and Coppin State University Wednesday at Barcroft Park. GW has won four of its last five games and improved its record to 6-8 on the season. The […]

Loose ends dangle in U.S. Marshals

U.S. Marshals (Warner Brothers) is an action-packed thrill ride. It is filled with exciting chases, spectacular effects and a plot that twists and turns. The problem is, most people already saw the same movie five years ago in The Fugitive. Tommy Lee Jones (Volcano) returns to his Academy Award-winning role as U.S. Deputy Marshal Sam […]

Potter named first female SA president

“Tell Mom we won!” Carrie Potter, GW’s first female Student Association president, could not hold back tears as she spoke to her sister in Nebraska, minutes after hearing the runoff election results in J Street Wednesday night. “I’m just so happy with everything that has happened,” Potter said. “We did it our way and we […]

Film celebrates older talent

Twilight (Paramount Pictures) is more than just a movie. It is a celebration of an older generation of Hollywood. Paul Newman couldn’t make another Cool Hand Luke or The Hustler, but he fits well in Twilight. Twilight is a mystery in which Harry Ross (Newman) finds himself investigating his friends, a married couple, Jack (Gene […]

Snowed-in senator misses CD meeting

Taking the place of snowed-in Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a GW law professor spoke Monday of the consequences of tobacco settlements. John Banzhaf, who teaches public interest law, spoke in the Marvin Center Ballroom at an event sponsored by the College Democrats and the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Youth after Durbin’s last-minute cancellation from Chicago. […]


PISCES (Feb. 22-March 21)You failed your art history midterm. Nice job dumb ass. There goes your future, but what are you planning to do with a degree in that anyway? ARIES (March 22-April 21)Stop worrying about what to pack for spring break. It doesn’t matter because you’ll be stuck in your bungalow all week. The […]

Medical school applicants face fierce competition at GW

Between 10,000 to 12,000 students applied for 150 spots in the University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences this year, leaving pre-med students at GW concerned about the severe competition they face. The GW medical school is maintaining the number of spaces at 150 as in years past, said Dee Hughes, assistant director of medical […]

Charges against EVP dropped

The Student Association Student Court dismissed a suit Tuesday that charged SA Executive Vice President Tony Sayegh with allowing “fraudulent voting” at a recent Senate meeting. The charge, made by graduate Sen. Emily Cummins (CSAS), stemmed from the Feb. 24 meeting, during which Cummins said Sayegh willfully violated SA bylaws by allowing two senators to […]