March 26, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 31

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

Oscars, women & weight

Media coverage of Titanic’s Oscar-night triumph was tainted by descriptions of its young star. Since capturing the country’s attention in her latest and biggest movie, Kate Winslet has been called chubby, tubby, bulky and worse by American press. Jabs at Winslet’s weight reflect our nation’s unrealistic mental images of the female body. An over-thin ideal […]

A new Africa?

President Clinton’s trip to Africa marks the first state visit by a U.S. president to that continent. During a stop at a school in Uganda, Clinton offered regrets about past relations between the United States and Africa. From the slave trade, to Cold War strategies, to preoccupations with most of the world other than Africa, […]

Upcoming Games

BbaseballMTmen’s tennisWTwomen’s tennisGgolfCcrew Thursday: MT at George Mason2:30 p.m.WT at VCU2:30 p.m. Friday: G at Loyola Saturday: B vs. Rhode Island(DH)12 p.m.MT at William & Mary2 p.m.WT at RichmondTBAG at LoyolaC at Cornell w/ Syracuse Sunday: B vs. Rhode Island12 p.m.WT at Old Dominion1 p.m.

Colonials stay hot with three wins

In the GW baseball team’s first 10 games, it won just three contests. In its last 10 games, the team has lost just once. After winning three games this week, the Colonials are in the midst of a four-game winning streak and have won nine of their last 10 outings. GW (13-9) opens Atlantic 10 […]

GW women construct solid year

The GW women’s basketball team, which had a below-average win-loss record compared to the standard of recent seasons, still had a successful 1997-1998 campaign that ended with the eighth straight 20-win season for head coach Joe McKeown’s team. The Colonial women, who finished the year at 20-10, were the regular season champions in the Atlantic […]

Jarvis interviews for Virginia job

GW men’s basketball coach Mike Jarvis is once again a candidate for several collegiate coaching positions. The latest schools interested in Jarvis are the University of Virginia and Arizona State University, according to The Washington Post. Jarvis was interviewed by Virginia Athletic Director Terry Holland Sunday, according to The Post. Neither Jarvis or Holland could […]

GW’s best and worst of 1997-’98

The GW men’s basketball team’s 1997-’98 season was a memorable one. The Colonials tied a school record for wins with a 24-9 record, finished second in the Atlantic 10 and returned to the NCAA Tournament after a one-year absence. For the Colonials and their fans, the season had many great moments and several disappointments. Here […]

Women’s water polo pushes for varsity status

The head coach of the GW women’s water polo club is proposing the sport receive varsity status as the University examines gender equity issues within its athletics programs. Women’s water polo, a club sport at GW for four years, could be the team to benefit from the athletics department’s push to ensure the University complies […]

Faculty members showcase research

The Scholars Showcase Wednesday offered more than a forum for faculty members to present their research efforts – it signified a crossroads for GW as it prepares to move into the upper echelon of American research universities, said Carol Sigelman, GW’s associate vice president for research and graduate studies. The educational fair recognized the work […]

SA president-elect prepares herself for the seat of control

Carrie Potter says she is not accustomed to the fact she will be the next Student Association president. “I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet,” Potter said. “I don’t know when I’m finally going to realize it.” The role of student body president will not be a completely new one for Potter, though. She […]