November 9, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 30

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

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 […]

On Guard

Any basketball player or casual fan would say guards are the key to a team – the players who start the offense and ignite the defense . Guards control everything. A center or power forward may lead a team in scoring, but only because a guard feeds the ball into the post. A final play […]

ASA’s `Arabian Night’ showcases traditions

The GW Arab Student Association sponsored a night of traditional Arabian cuisine and entertainment Friday in J Street. The event aimed to educate students about Arab culture and promote unity, said ASA co-President Nehal Safwat. The semiformal event began with an Arabic dinner catered by Lebanese Taverna. After the dinner, guests watched a fashion show […]

UN official discusses nonproliferation

Jayantha Dhanapala, United Nations under-secretary general for disarmament affairs, spoke to a crowded room at the Marvin Center Friday about controlling the spread of nuclear weapons. His remarks came in the wake of President Clinton’s decision to lift the 6-month-old economic sanctions on India and Pakistan after both nations conducted nuclear tests. The lecture entitled […]

GW has Authority in exhibition victory

The GW men’s basketball team hoped to get a good contest out of Court Authority, an exhibition team with a roster full of former collegiate players. But by halftime the Colonials had built a 55-31 lead and would end up winning their second and final exhibition game 102-90 Friday at the Smith Center. “I was […]

Mount Vernon honors founder

The 161st birthday of Mount Vernon College founder Elizabeth Somers was cause for celebration Thursday, as students, faculty and staff observed Founder’s Day at GW’s newest campus. “This is one of the most important traditions we have on this campus,” said Mount Vernon campus Executive Dean Grae Baxter. “We are here to celebrate the legacy […]

Letters to the Editor

A warm welcome As representatives of the wonderful and diverse religious traditions here at The George Washington University, we extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to His Holiness, The Dalai Lama on his visit to our campus and our city. It indeed seems appropriate that His Holiness comes to us amid the charms and challenges […]

Upcoming Games

Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: no games scheduled

Ambassador discusses U.S.-Spain relations

The Spanish ambassador to the United States, Antonio Oyarz?bal, discussed “A Century of Relations Between Spain and the United States” with a packed audience in the Marvin Center ballroom Thursday. The lecture was part of the Program Board’s Ambassador Lecture Series. Oyarz?bal talked about the social effects of Spain’s decreasing influence at the turn of […]

GW students and the ANC elections

The elections are over finally. Hallelujah! The District of Columbia elected a man who has lived here for a handful of years, yet is viewed as the city’s savior. The nation as a whole did not view the election as a referendum on Clinton’s dalliances and instead dealt a stinging rebuke to the Republican Party. […]