December 3, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 35

Stories from the December 3, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Death and hope in Russia

Whither democracy and civil society in Russia? Recently, the liberal Duma (Parliament) deputy, Galina Starovoitova, was shot and killed in the stairwell of her apartment in St. Petersburg. As The Washington Post reported, she was an outspoken woman, defending liberalism and democracy and speaking out against the increasing anti-Semitism that has appeared in Russian politics. […]

Levey named All-Conference

GW sophomore setter Jill Levey earned Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors this week for her solid season in women’s volleyball. Levey played in all 29 matches for the Colonial women this season, totaling 718 set assists. Combined with 1,233 assists from her freshman season, Levey is sixth in GW history in career assists after only two […]

Zoning board approves new SMPA building

The District’s zoning board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve construction of a new School of Media and Public Affairs building on the corner of 21st and H streets. “This is just wonderful news,” said SMPA Director Jean Folkerts. “It’s definitely a cause for celebration.” The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment’s 4-0 vote Wednesday means the […]

Upcoming games

SD-swimming & divingMBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketball*at BB & T Classic (MCI Center) Thursday: SD at PSU Invit. Friday: SD at PSU Invit. Saturday: SD at PSU Invit.WBB vs. Arkansas-2 p.m. Sunday: MBB vs. DePaul-4 p.m.*

CLLC considers making Mitchell a freshman hall

Students who are anticipating a repeat of last year’s housing lottery woes may be pleasantly surprised this spring to find more residence hall options available to sophomores, juniors and seniors. The Room Selection Committee, assembled by the Community Living and Learning Center to investigate flaws in the housing lottery system, has recommended the University make […]

The dark ages of GW hoops

Third in a series of articles Well, before Thanksgiving, we were telling our friend from the University of North Carolina a little about the GW men’s basketball program. Before our boys took their own little trip to face a UNC satellite school Sunday night, we had reviewed the history of the team from 1906 to […]

GW hosts AIDS discussion

In honor of World AIDS Day 1998, members of the GW community and national representatives gathered in Ross Hall Tuesday for a town hall meeting to increase awareness about AIDS and prevention of the disease among young people. The forum, “Youth & HIV/AIDS: The New Battleground,” was moderated by Bill Barnes, an adviser on AIDS […]

Colonials prepare for tough opponents in BB&T Classic

The closest the GW men’s basketball team will get to hosting a major tournament this year is the BB&T Classic this weekend at the MCI Center, Georgetown University’s home court. The Hoyas won’t be there, but three other top teams – the University of Maryland, and DePaul and Stanford universities will. The Classic, formerly known […]

Former Portuguese leader speaks at GW

Mario Soares, the first civilian president of Portugal elected by popular vote, spoke Tuesday on the continuing spread of global democracy in front of a crowd of about 70 in the University Club. “I want to emphasize one of the main attributes of democracy – its need for continuous and progressive improvement with a view […]

Colonial women triumph at Seton Hall Invitational

Noelia Gomez is back. The all-American candidate dominated opponents and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Pals/Mayfair Farms Invitational at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. last weekend. Gomez led GW (4-1) to a 89-61 win over Bowling Green University Friday and a 74-51 victory over Seton Hall University in the championship […]