June 8, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 3

Stories from the June 8, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

First lady visits GW for town meeting on race discrimination

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton brought her husband’s Initiative on Race to GW May 28, hosting a town hall meeting in the Marvin Center theater to share the program’s anti-discrimination message with children. In a question-and-answer session moderated by ABC News anchor Carole Simpson, the first lady and elementary school children examined the manifestations of […]

Former Texas coach Penders tapped to lead GW

Just a week after head men’s basketball coach Mike Jarvis was picked to head the program at St. John’s University, GW officials announed former University of Texas coach Tom Penders will fill the GW spot. Look for the June 22 issue of The GW Hatchet for more on Jarvis’ move to St. John’s and GW’s […]

A new mayor on the way for city in a `renaissance’

D.C. politics are heating up with the weather. Memorial Day is still a recent memory and November’s chilly days seem far off, but the District has moved full-speed into the months-long task of choosing a new mayor. As a formidable presence in the city, GW is settling back to see how the campaign will play […]

Jarvis takes top job at St. John’s

Men’s basketball coach Mike Jarvis will head to St. John’s University in New York to fill the school’s top coaching spot, St. John’s officials announced June 11. The Washington Post reported Friday that Jarvis will earn $800,000 a year for seven years under his new contract, but other media outlets reported different figures. “Mike has […]

GW still looking to fill law school’s top spot

GW Law School students and faculty still are awaiting GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s selection of the school’s next dean from two remaining candidates. Law school faculty members chose three finalists in late April and Trachtenberg’s final decision is expected soon. One of the finalists already has accepted a position with another school. Roger Schechter, […]

GW woos students to MVC with ads

GW’s admissions office recently introduced a new advertising campaign to attract additional students to Mount Vernon College for the fall semester. Kathryn Napper, director of undergraduate admissions, said 50 of the 150 slots available at MVC for incoming freshman are still open. A late start in the recruitment process contributed to lagging admissions, she said. […]

MPD teams up with GW to open policing center

The Metropolitan Police Department will cut the ribbon Thursday on the Foggy Bottom/GW Community Policing Center in a University-owned storefront at 2331 Virginia Avenue. MPD officers will use the center to call in reports to department headquarters and for lunch and restroom breaks, but will not be stationed in the building. Volunteer staffers will operate […]

News briefs

GW to join Brookings Institution GW’s department of public administration is teaming up with the Brookings Institution to offer joint academic programs and other educational initiatives in public policy and administration. Through the partnership, master’s students in GW’s public administration and policy programs will take tuition-free courses for academic credit at Brookings’ Center for Public […]

Law school sends grads into `noble profession’

The Smith Center teemed with students, families and friends as the GW Law School sent its 133rd graduating class into the law profession May 23. The law school ceremony was held a week after the University’s unified Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse, which included all other GW schools. The school bestowed 486 juris doctorate and […]

Just when you thought I was gone .

I’m baaaack. Yes, I graduated in May, but I just can’t seem to escape this place. I’ve been clicking my ruby slippers together and saying, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home,” but so far, nothing has happened. Speaking of home, I have chosen to spend the summer working here in D.C., […]