June 22, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 4

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

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 […]

Freedman leaves after putting GW in spotlight

After bringing national attention to GW in his six years as its spokesman, Director of Public Affairs Mike Freedman is leaving the University to become general manager of the CBS Radio Network. As head of public affairs, Freedman did more than lead GW’s day-to-day public relations operation – he spearheaded programs that brought politicians, television […]


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New options help students hurt by Asian financial crisis

The recent economic crisis in the Pacific Rim nations led the United States to re-evaluate its employment regulations for students from these crisis-riddled countries. Now, foreign students are less restricted in their options for taking jobs to finance their education. The economic strain has devalued the nations’ currencies – a burden for students who relied […]