August 31, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 9

Stories from the August 31, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Classes canceled for Convocation

The University canceled all classes between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in an effort to boost sagging attendance at GW’s Opening Convocation, the official beginning of the academic year. The Student Association and the Office of University Special Events decided to cancel classes to encourage students to attend Convocation, a historically under-attended event, officials […]

GW falls to JMU in exhibition game

A win over an experienced team from James Madison University would have been a surprise for a young GW men’s soccer team in its first and only exhibition match of 1998. The Colonials didn’t have that surprise under their hats Saturday, as the Dukes beat GW 3-0 in Harrisonburg, Va. GW suffered the growing pangs […]

Exhibit honors 1963 civil rights march

Civil rights era luminaries helped cut the ribbon Friday on a Marvin Center exhibit that marks the 35th anniversary of the March on Washington. The exhibit, “Looking Back-Moving Forward: The March on Washington 35 Years Later,” features personal letters, maps and programs from the march donated to GW by Walter Fauntroy, coordinator of the 1963 […]

Hooverphonic disappoints with flavorless release

Belgians have a knack for making waffles, but the musical recipe for Belgian band Hooverphonic’s latest release lacks flavor and leaves a bad taste in the listener’s mouth. Hooverphonic is one of many electronica artists to creep into the mainstream music world in the past few years. Unfortunately, Blue Wonder Power Milk(Epic) – the electronica […]

Plans for hospital site remain indefinite

GW expects to open the doors to a new hospital in just three years, but GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said it remains unclear what will happen to the site of the current hospital when the new facility opens. “It’s just too soon to tell,” said GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. The University must consider […]

Spirited guitarist cannot save Possum Dixon’s latest album

From the pounding electrical violence of the 47-second instrumental that opens Possum Dixon’s latest release, New Sheets(Interscope Records), listeners know they are in store for something unique. While lead vocalist Rob Zabrecky sounds thin and uninspired, guitarist Celso Chavez shines. Using an array of effects, he delivers a performance unparalleled in recent pop music. Unfortunately, […]

News Briefs

Advisory board hopes to improve CIRC’s accessibility GW’s Computer Information and Research Center is forming an advisory board aimed at reaching out to students. CIRC Assistant Director P.B. Garrett said she is forming the board to solicit input that could make CIRC more accessible. The advisory board members will consist of CIRC staff and students […]

Court favors students who oppose fee allocations

A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled this month in favor of five students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who opposed the use of their mandatory student fee to pay for student activities they were ethically or politically against. A lower court forced the university to stop using student fees to fund organizations such as […]

GW’s assets increase by $62 million

The acquisition of Mount Vernon College and the 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. complex helped boost the University’s assets by $62.3 million dollars in fiscal year 1996, said Don Boselovic, GW’s associate vice president for finance. The University reported $143.8 million in investments in land, buildings and equipment in 1996 on the tax form non-profit organizations such […]

Applebee’s and GW irrationality

While most of you spent your summers working at exciting and interesting internships or backpacking through Europe, I was working as a waitress at Applebee’s, serving chicken finger baskets and riblet platters to the good people of Evans, Ga. I’ve been going to restaurants my entire life and I always meekly ordered off the menu. […]