April 16, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 37

Stories from the April 16, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW pledges quiet construction

Administrators pledged to minimize the noise from technology upgrades in the residence halls during reading days and final exams at a Residence Hall Association meeting Wednesday. Work is scheduled to continue in student rooms in Munson, Thurston and Fulbright halls through April 29. The administration agreed to confine work to hallways and corridors from April […]

GW signs on to Internet2

GW is one of more than 100 U.S. universities backing a plan to launch a faster, more reliable multimedia network than the current Internet. The new network could have enormous implications for GW and other research organizations that rely on speedy connections for information and communication with other institutions. The super-fast Internet2 is part of […]

Letters to the Editor

J Street distractions In response to the “TV-free dinner” letter to the editor in The GW Hatchet April 9 (p.4), I would offer that, as students who are forced by the University to purchase meal plans until we have earned 60 credits, J Street is one of only two real dining halls where we can […]

Noisy finals

This finals time, your residence hall room may not provide much of a study haven. Bringing GW into the technology age will require workmen to drill, hammer and pound at the same time students will be studying, writing and praying. But the good news is that plans to rewire students’ rooms during finals have been […]

Death and reciprocity

Virginia executed Angel Francisco Breard, a Paraguayan national convicted of murdering an Arlington woman in 1992, late Tuesday night. The execution received international attention because the United States failed to honor the Vienna Convention requirement that a nation alert the embassy of a foreigner arrested on its soil. The embassy then may contact the defendant […]

Upcoming Games

Upcoming games BbaseballMRmen’s rugbyMTmen’s tennisWT-women’s tennis(DH)doubleheader*at Va. Tech**women, Collingswood, NJ***on the Mall Thursday: B at Howard7 p.m. Friday: MT at A-10 Champ.*WT at A-10 Champ.*G at Temple Invit. Saturday: B at La Salle12 p.m.(DH)MT at A-10 Champ.*WT at A-10 Champ.*Golf at Temple Invit.Crew at A-10 Champ.* Sunday: B at La Salle12 p.m.MT at A-10 Champ.*WT […]

Tennis teams prepare for A-10s

After completing inconsistent regular seasons this week, the GW men’s and women’s tennis teams are preparing for the Atlantic 10 Championships, which begins Friday at Virginia Tech. The men’s team ended its regular season with a 6-1 loss at American University Saturday. The Colonials last scheduled match against Old Dominion University Tuesday was canceled. The […]

Baseball in 1998 should be a great season for fans

I am really excited about the 1998 Major League Baseball season. Okay, I am always pretty excited when the baseball season gets started. And I’ll probably be unexcited about 100 games into the season. And I’ll probably be excited again when the playoffs roll around. But right now, I am really ecstatic about baseball and […]

GW baseball team routs UMBC

The GW baseball team overwhelmed the University of Maryland-Baltimore County 11-3 Wednesday at Barcroft Park for its fifth-consecutive win. The Colonials decimated UMBC pitching with 19 hits in improving to 25-12 on the season. Senior Cassedy Smith delivered the big hit in the fourth inning as he knocked a grand slam over the centerfield fence […]

Trachtenberg assesses state of the University

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will mark his 10th anniversary at the University Aug. 1. In a three-part series, The GW Hatchet will explore where the University has gone in the 10 years of his administration, where it is now and where it is headed, through the eyes of GW’s president. The dynamic decade of […]