April 9, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 35

Stories from the April 9, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Yes to recess

Recess was the time of the school day when kids could run free and enjoy themselves. Hopscotch, tag and monkey bar prowess were out in full force – and elementary school students could relax from the rigors of the school day. However, a movement is growing to abolish recess. Instead of having fun, kids could […]

No to Barry

The big subject of gossip and debate in D.C. political circles is a possible employment change for Mayor Marion Barry. A few weeks ago, The Washington Post reported that the District’s Consortium of Universities might offer Barry a rotating professorship, a six-figure salary and a generous benefits package provided he not run for a fifth […]

Upcoming Games

B-baseballMT-men’s tennisWT-women’s tennisG-golfC-crewDH-doubleheader*-at Pittsburgh, Pa. Thursday: MT at Navy-2:30 p.m. Friday: WT vs. N.C. State-2 p.m. Saturday: C at GW Invitational-8 a.m.B vs. Dayton (DH)-12 p.m.MT at American-12 p.m.WT vs. Air Force-TBA Sunday:B vs. Dayton-12 p.m.G at A-10 Championship*

Baseball team splits games, Baginski honored

The GW baseball team split a pair of non-conference games this week as it lost to the University of Richmond Tuesday and won at James Madison University Wednesday. The Colonials’ matched their win total from last season with their 12-5 win at James Madison. GW is 21-12 on the season and will play Dayton in […]

Player-coach relations pose problem, two seniors say

Few outsiders could point to serious problems with the GW men’s basketball program. All one has to do is look at the facts. The Colonials finished with a record of 24-9, one of the best seasons in school history. The team received its highest-ever seed (ninth) in this year’s NCAA Tournament. And despite a first-round […]

Omar Ashmawy

Omar Ashmawy tells his story like he has no idea how extraordinary it is. He weaves the tale slowly, carefully choosing the words that will make it all fit together. It’s not a simple story, but it has a simple beginning, and Ashmawy uses simple words to tell it. “My mother was born in Italy. […]

House approves credit union growth

The House of Representatives passed legislation last week that allows credit unions to expand their memberships, effectively invalidating a Supreme Court ruling last month that prevented the financial institutions from appealing to a broad clientele. The legislation could quell concerns that the National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union no longer will be able to […]

Ryan, Cage finally make Hollywood angel story work

Angels-and-afterlife movies abound in Hollywood today, but City of Angels (Warner Brothers) offers a slightly different take, along with a powerful love story. The basic plot is the typical guy meets girl, guy falls in love with girl and guy drops everything for girl. Seth (Nicolas Cage, Face Off) is a renegade angel on duty […]

D.C. schools ax Barry hiring plan

GW still is entertaining the idea of offering Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry a professorship, despite the Consortium of Universities’ decision Tuesday not to sponsor him for the position, The Washington Post reported. The consortium, an affiliation of 12 area universities and colleges, said its bylaws gave it “no mechanism” to appoint a professor. Individual […]