June 22, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 4

Stories from the June 22, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Penders replaces Jarvis as men’s coach

Tom Penders was introduced as Mike Jarvis’ successor as men’s basketball coach Thursday, promising up-tempo, exciting basketball. “I just can’t wait to coach this group of young men,” Penders said at a press conference in the Smith Center. “We’re going to have fun and we’re going to fill this arena. We have all the pieces […]

Four women’s sports gain varsity status

Four new women’s varsity sports will become a part of GW’s athletic program over the next three years as part of an athletic funding plan passed June 15 by the finance committee of the University’s Board of Trustees. The plan calls for women’s lacrosse, softball, water polo and squash to be added to GW’s varsity […]

Men’s basketball program, Jarvis were ready for a change

The dust has finally settled for the GW men’s basketball program. Mike Jarvis has left the Colonials to coach St. John’s University. Tom Penders, who recently resigned from the University of Texas, was hired to replace him. And now that the rumors have stopped flying and the dealing is over, it’s a good time to […]

Jarvis leaves behind a strong basketball program at GW

Mike Jarvis’ GW coaching career began with a loss – a tough loss. Jarvis brought new excitement to a downtrodden men’s basketball program in 1991. The team was 1-27 just two years before he arrived and hadn’t had a winning season in seven years. Members of Jarvis’ family flew in from Boston to see his […]

Columbia’s Young to head law school

The long search for a law school dean ended last week when GW tapped Columbia University’s Michael Young to fill the post. Officials have been looking for a dean since last fall, when nine-year veteran Jack Friedenthal announced he would retire this summer to teach at the school. Young brings to GW a solid background […]

Sports Briefs

McKeon promoted to associate coach GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown announced June 17 that assistant coach Margaret McKeon will serve as associate head coach. McKeon, 31, is entering her fourth season with GW. Besides her duties with on-the-floor coaching, she is also the team’s recruiting coordinator and assists with scouting and game preparation. A […]

Lightning strikes GW concertgoer

A GW law student was critically injured when she was struck by lightning at the Tibetan Freedom Concert at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium June 13. Eleven people were injured when the lightning bolt struck the lower level of seats during a performance by Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters. The most seriously injured was Lysa Selfon, […]

Upcoming Games

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

News Briefs

Israeli leader to receive president’s medal GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will present the president’s medal to former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres June 26 at noon in the Betts Theatre. Peres became prime minister following the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in 1995. He lost the race for re-election to Benjamin Netanyahu in 1996. Peres […]

Summer class takes students on field trip of a lifetime

The war in Northern Ireland is over – except for the handful of violent spasms since the 1994 cease-fire between the warring paramilitary factions. But peace has yet to find its niche in this archaic enclave of fatalistic culture where the politics of intimidation still reign, and a factionalized political process hangs over the 1.6 […]