April 16, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 37

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


The article “Columbian Blues: Students pay for communication gaps with advisors,” in the April 13 edition of The GW Hatchet (p.1) should have said Rahul Patel placed out of his Columbian School language requirement during Colonial Inauguration before his freshman year began, and that he earned credits at Columbia University during the summer of his […]

Film defies romantic comedystereotypes

Superb writing and talented stars elevate The Object of MyAffection (Twentieth Century Fox) beyond usual expectations for a romantic comedy. Paul Rudd(Clueless) and Jennifer Aniston(Picture Perfect) star in the flick about a complex relationship in the 1990s. Rudd stars as George Hanson, a gay first-grade teacher. He directs musicals for a private New York City […]

News Briefs

Hands on D.C. 1998 will bring college students into District neighborhoods to administer much-needed repairs to 50 high schools. About 3,000 volunteers will commit to greening, mulching and renovation projects Saturday. The event will raise funds for scholarships, according to a press release. About 30 GW students will participate in the event through the Neighbors […]


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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 […]