April 16, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 37

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

Cronkite urges truth over profit

Walter Cronkite has witnessed some of the greatest moments of the 20th century during his 82 years as a newsman, and has stamped these events with the imprint of his voice. Cronkite addressed a packed house at the National Press Club Monday in the final installment of the four-part Kalb Report on ethics in journalism. […]

Maryland inmate illuminates life on death row

About 100 people gathered in Funger Hall Tuesday evening to await a telephone call from death row inmate Tyrone X. Gilliam, the next prisoner slated for execution in Maryland. Gilliam is one of 14 men on Maryland’s death row – he is incarcerated in Baltimore, Md. for murder. The forum, sponsored by the GW Campaign […]

Big stars cannot save My Giantfrom faltering plot

When one of the truly talented, funny actors in Hollywood reduces himself to a film that offers two hours of garbage, it’s pathetic. My Giant (Castle Rock/Columbia) is worse than boring – it’s annoying. The film boasts a handful of funny moments. All are included in the television previews. Billy Crystal (Deconstructing Harry) plays Sammy, […]


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 […]