May 18, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 2

Stories from the May 18, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW baseball falls to Fordham in Atlantic 10 semifinal game

Coming into the season, few people would have predicted the GW baseball team would win the Atlantic 10 West Division and have a shot at winning the conference title. After one of the best seasons in the program’s history, few would have guessed the Colonials’ 1998 campaign would end abruptly with a drubbing by Fordham […]

Women’s crew wins Champion International Regatta

After struggling against Princeton and Georgetown universities May 2, the GW women’s crew team made a statement by bouncing back at the Champion International Regatta May 10. The women’s varsity eight boat won its class for the second year in a row to lead the team to the overall point trophy – the third consecutive […]

Dole imparts advice at Ellipse ceremony

Former Sen. Bob Dole said he always dreamed of giving a major speech on the National Mall. But Sunday’s GW Commencement address wasn’t what he had in mind. “The way I imagined it, we were all standing a little closer to the Capitol,” Dole told graduates and guests on the Ellipse. “And I was on […]

Upcoming Games

Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: no games scheduled

A bittersweet end to years of hard work

After the announcement of GW’s 1998 graduating class, the Ellipse became a virtual wasteland of graduation caps, empty water bottles and Commencement programs, as graduates and family members scrambled to find each other in a mad rush to celebrate. The new GW alumni were in high spirits after the two-hour ceremony, despite the heat and […]

Dave Matthews’ album blends old and new sounds

Many bands rise to stardom and then fall quickly to obscurity. The Dave Matthews Band is different. The band stays afloat simply by doing what it does best – playing good music. Before These Crowded Streets (RCA Records) is the band’s long-awaited follow-up to last year’s smash hit Crash.. In its new album, the band […]

Federal Reserve governor to head SBPM

Federal Reserve Governor Susan Phillips will take the School of Business and Public Management into the next millennium as its new dean, said Professor Donald Hawkins, head of the SBPM Dean Search Committee. The selection ends a year-long search by the committee, comprised of faculty, students, alumni and business professionals. “She really has a combination […]

Edwin McCain boldly explores musical genres in latest albums

Edwin McCain demands attention with the rough but refined sounds of its latest album, Misguided Roses (Atlantic). From blues to rock to sweet melodies, the album’s various musical undertones intrigue and entertain the listener. Edwin McCain’s flexible style shines through in each song and allows the band to explore different genres. In the end, the […]

Former dean convicted of molestation

GW counseling professor Eugene Walter Kelly Jr. pleaded no contest to two felony molestation charges in Virginia late last month and received a three-year suspended sentence. Kelly, 62, maintains his innocence and entered an Alford plea of no contest, meaning he pleaded no contest to speed up the trial but did not admit guilt, said […]

After year of battles, grads revel on Ellipse

Student workers waded through thousands of empty Aquafina water bottles to stack 22,000 folding chairs in the aftermath of Sunday’s Commencement on the Ellipse. Thousands of newly-graduated GW students celebrated with family and friends, reveling under hazy skies. It was, in the words of one administrator, “a great day of fun in the sun for […]