November 9, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 30

Stories from the November 9, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Colonials have `Fab Five’ of their own

This season the GW men’s basketball team welcomes a group of five diverse freshmen. Albert Roma, Dorien Brown, Andry Sola, Jason Smith and Valery Khamenia represent three different nationalities and three separate positions on the court. “I’m impressed with our new players,” GW head coach Tom Penders said. “There are days when three or four […]

Turley advises House Judiciary Committee on impeachment

GW Law School Professor Jonathan Turley will appear before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Monday morning as impeachment hearings get underway on Capitol Hill. Turley was contacted by Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde (R-Ill.) to participate in the legislature’s determination of an impeachment standard. Turley, who has become a familiar face on political […]

Pair of Spaniards makes Colonial women tick

The GW women’s basketball team is preparing for a season that could bring them national attention – head coach Joe McKeown has his entire NCAA Tournament team from last year back and ready to compete at the next level. At the heart of this season’s journey for the Colonial women is the “Spanish Connection” of […]

Gelman construction disrupts classes

Disruptive construction noise from ongoing renovation of Gelman Library’s sixth floor has forced the relocation of some classes that are held there to Lisner Hall. But University and library administrators say they have not heard complaints about classes that have been disrupted by the noise. Peter Rollberg, associate professor of Slavic studies, is moving his […]

Big and small, seniors will lead Colonials this season

To make a run in March, GW must have experienced veterans that step up in big games. With senior tri-captains Shawnta Rogers, Yegor Mescheriakov and Seco Camara, the Colonials will be in good hands. New head coach Tom Penders has taken over a team that lost to Oklahoma State University in disappointing fashion in the […]

Religion Week offers educational events

Campus religious and cultural organizations, in conjunction with GW’s Program Board, have planned several events for Religion Week 1998 – “One Religion, Many Faces” – that began Saturday. The Muslim Students’ Association will show the movie The Message at 6 p.m. in Lisner Auditorium. The film accurately depicts the rise of Islam as a major […]

GW helps clean up Foggy Bottom

With large garbage bags in their gloved hands, 165 GW students set out Saturday morning to clean up everything from broken bottles to the campaign posters that littered the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Foggy Bottom Cleanup, an event that encourages GW students to clean up trash in the Foggy Bottom area, was begun two years ago […]

Sole newcomer for Colonial women is far from a rookie

If the GW women’s basketball team could be captured in one word, it might be “experience.” The Colonial women do not have one freshman this season. All the players have been through the regular-season war and the postseason. They have played in big games and crucial situations. And the one new player on this year’s […]

New film under siege by Arab community

Director Ed Zwick’s new movie, The Siege, has sparked controversy among Arab groups that say the film promotes negative stereotypes about their culture. In the film, which stars Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis, martial law is imposed in the Bronx, N.Y., after several terrorist acts occur and Arabs are forced into internment camps. GW’s Muslim […]

Festival of Lights illuminates culture

Glass bowls filled with tea candles and rose petals adorned the tables at the Indian Students’ Association’s Annual Diwali Dinner and Cultural Show Saturday night in the Marvin Center ballroom. The candles symbolized Diwali, the “Festival of Lights,” a traditional Indian holiday celebrated by various religions every autumn. The event kicked off Program Board’s Religion […]