March 26, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 31

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

Panelists ponder blacks in GOP

Conservative commentator William F. Buckley debated the Republican party’s representation of African Americans at a taping of PBS’s “Firing Line” on campus Monday, but the discussion quickly turned to the issue of affirmative action. The two-hour debate, which explored the representation of the African-American community by American government, was moderated by Michael Kinsley, who said […]

PB gears up for International Week

In its 177 years as an educational institution in the nation’s capital, GW has become a home away from home to thousands of international students. Of the 19,356 students enrolled at GW, almost 2,500 hail from outside U.S. borders, according to University statistics. Next week, the University will celebrate its diversity with the annual International […]

Letters to the editor

Vexed by vocabulary I am not sure of the reasons The Hatchet published the opinion of a student at UCLA (“U.S. needs black holocaust monument,” March 23, p.4), but the writer’s putative revolutionary thoughts are mired in his ignorance of the English language. Specifically, the opinion piece concerns itself with the imperative of building a […]

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 […]