April 9, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 35

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

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 […]

Eating french fries with Denis Learywith Denis Leary

On screen, Denis Leary is a fast-talking, chain-smoking, foul-mouthed, hitman-type character who would shoot just about anyone. In his new movie, Suicide Kings (Live Entertainment), Leary lives up to this image, but sitting down to talk with him reveals a different side. Sharing french fries with Leary at Planet Hollywood may sound intimidating, but within […]

Trial team captures accolades

A year after it racked up an 0-8 record, the GW mock trial team returned with a vengeance, earning the designation “best new team” in a national competition last weekend. The GW team posted a 5-3 record this season, which qualified it to debate among more than 60 teams at Drake University in Des Moines, […]

Suicide Kings, choppy scenes confuse audience

Christopher Walken (Excess Baggage) as a former Mafia kingpin and Denis Leary (Wag the Dog) as a hitman comprise a great cast, but Suicide Kings (Live Entertainment) has too many flashbacks and choppy scenes to keep the audience’s attention. Even though the dialogue is clever, and at times hilarious, Suicide Kings has trouble flowing and […]

Groups demand SA funding equity

Leaders of campus student groups appealed to next year’s Student Association officials this week for a fairer and more flexible system of student group allocations. “(The current process) is just too hard,” said Paige Normand, president of the GW Taekwondo club. “I realize there are internal controls, but it makes people afraid of (the process).” […]


ARIES (March 22-April 21)You actually think you are going to register for classes on time. Your advisor is out of town for the week, so you are out of luck. Your chances of graduating on time are shot. TAURUS (April 22- May 21)You finished your paper in one night, and you can tell. Maybe you […]

GW clarifies plans for MVC integration

Attempting to smooth the integration of Mount Vernon College into the University community, officials from both schools explained practicalities – and pointed toward possibilities – of the merger at a Student Association town hall meeting Monday night. “I can’t stress this enough, we are all GW students,” said Mike Gargano, executive director of the Student […]

Entertainment Listings

MOVIES AMC Courthouse 82150 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA(703) 998-4AMC As Good As It Gets (PG-13)Fri.-Sun. 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00Mon.-Thurs. 5:00, 7:40, 10:30 Good Will Hunting (R)Fri.-Sun. 4:45, 7:15, 10:00Mon.-Thurs. 5:15, 7:40, 10:10 The Odd Couple II (PG-13)Fri.-Sun. 2:00, 5:15, 8:00, 10:15Mon.-Thurs. 6:00, 8:15, 10:20 Titanic (PG-13)Fri.-Sun. 1:30, 5:30, 9:30Mon.-Thurs. 5:30, 9:30 My Giant (PG)Fri.-Sun. 2:15, […]

GW hires computer doctor to cure `millennium bug’

If computer experts are on target with their predictions, the year 2000 could be anything but a celebration. In fact, the dawn of the new millennium could bring everything from entire computer systems to personal desktop computers to a screeching halt. Dan Dragaset is GW’s answer to the year 2000 problem. He’s one of the […]

Gelman strives to spruce up services

Gelman Library’s possible entrance into the ranks of the nation’s research facility elite comes on the heels of a year devoted to making the library more student-friendly. The American Research Library Association will consider admitting Gelman Library this fall, an invitation that University Librarian Jack Siggins said would be a recognition of the library’s expansion […]