September 10, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 12

Stories from the September 10, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Russian students at GW not affected by ruble’s drop

The Russian ruble’s abrupt fall last week was the deepest drop in the value of the currency in four years. But unlike the Asian economic crisis in the Pacific Rim last year, GW officials said the recent plunge in the Russian currency should not affect GW students. James Millar, director of the Institute for European, […]

George Mason shuts out GW men’s soccer team

After an opening match victory over Howard University Sept. 2, it appeared the young GW men’s soccer team would grow up faster than expected. But after a 2-0 loss to George Mason University Wednesday afternoon at South Riding Field, it seems the Colonials still have a lot to learn. “We let two goals in on […]

Policy changes define e-mail harassment

GW students and faculty who use the GW computer network will benefit from an updated University Code of Conduct that will crack down on “cyber harassment,” said Brad Reese, director of the Computer Information and Resource Center (CIRC). “This code is much more explicit about guiding students and protecting students from unwanted e-mail,” Reese said. […]

GW flattened by GMU, loses fourth straight game

The GW women’s soccer team was left looking for a license plate after George Mason University rolled over the Colonial women Wednesday afternoon at South Riding Field. The Patriots’ precision offense scored four first-half goals, including two goals in the first five minutes, in cruising to a 5-0 victory. George Mason exploded out of the […]

Greek-letter groups push community service

The GW Greek-letter community held its first annual Community Outreach Day Friday, an event that promoted involvement in the D.C. community, said event organizers Tracie Anzaldi, GW’s coordinator of Greek affairs, and Carmen Johnson, a GW graduate student. Members of the Greek-letter system spent the morning assisting the staffers at the Deanwood Day Care Center […]

Rounders: a film of card sharks, gangsters and Oreos

“Check.” “Call.” “Stop splashing the pot.” “Five points then the juice starts flowing.” Who knows what it all means? But when the seedy characters in the underground poker world of Rounders (Miramax) jive these phrases with each other, they enthrall the audience. Rounders is the tale of Mike McDermott (Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting), a […]

Gelman to add new study lounges on sixth floor

Four new study lounges will be built on the sixth floor of Gelman Library and are expected to open next spring, University Librarian Jack Siggins said. The new lounges will house fluffy couches and soft chairs so students can study in a more relaxed atmosphere, Siggins said. “You’ll be able to prop your feet up,” […]

Recess

When Recess takes the stage for its midnight show in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre Friday, audience members will be there for the same reason they started coming six years ago – to laugh. The comedy troupe indulges in a brand of humor senior member Luke Wooster describes as “sometimes off-color, a little edgy . […]

Constraints on fraternities limit rushees’ choices

One of the biggest issues on campus this year is the trouble several fraternities got into before the beginning of the school year. Some fraternities threw parties at Colonial Inauguration and some threw parties during the first weekend of the semester. Each organization that made that attempt to let students have a good time received […]

Watergate journalists contrast eras of scandal

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the history-making journalists who uncovered the Watergate scandal in The Washington Post, engaged GW students in a question and answer session Thursday. The two famous reporters were peppered with students’ questions in Lanny Davis’ class, “Scandal, Damage Control and American Politics” in an overflowing Hillel auditorium. Students asked questions on […]