June 22, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 4

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

London court to make ruling on Internet libel

(U-WIRE) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Allegedly libelous comments in an online chat room could lead a London court to make a precedent-setting ruling on electronic freedom of speech. In October, British physicist Laurence Godfrey sued a former University of Minnesota student and the university for defamatory comments made about him on the Internet. The ruling, along […]

Colonial Cabinet delivers help to incoming students

The first wave of next fall’s freshman class descended on campus last week during the first two Colonial Inaugurations, GW’s summer orientation for new students. All incoming freshmen and transfer students are required to attend one of five three-day orientations held throughout the summer. CI attempts to acclimate incoming freshmen to GW with events like […]

What was your first impression of GW?

“It’s very political. D.C. is surrounded by the political arena. I find it very fascinating.” -Cameron Schiller, Los Angeles, Calif. “It was overwhelming. It was so diverse – in a good way – and I’ve never lived in a big city before.” -Carmen Bell, Freeport, Maine “I like the security aspect of it. You just […]

Women’s varsity teams

GW recently announced plans to increase the number of varsity sports teams in its athletic program. In three years, five new teams will enter intercollegiate competition – women’s squash, lacrosse, softball and water polo, and a men’s squash team. The new additions to GW’s athletics department put the University well above what is required by […]

Meeting on the field

Sunday, two nations that have considered each other enemies for most of the past two decades – the United States and Iran – met on the soccer field in a World Cup match. For years, policymakers in both Washington and Tehran formulated plans and strategies for victory on the battlefield, preparing for a possible armed […]

Have no life? Watch someone else’s

What’s with the fascination with voyeurism lately? With the recently-released Truman Show at the top of the box office charts, a live birth broadcast on the Internet last week and Web sites like Jennicam getting tens of thousands of hits per day, people seem increasingly fascinated with watching other people. Have no life? Watch someone […]

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 […]