December 7, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 36

Stories from the December 7, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Powell’s `promise’ takes flight

Gen. Colin Powell’s brainchild, America’s Promise: The Alliance for Youth, and United Airlines announced a partnership to promote volunteerism Thursday morning in the Marvin Center ballroom. The initiative, VolunteerMiles, will award 10,000 student volunteers a total of 100 million frequent flyer miles annually for their services. The initiative also links America’s Promise with one of […]

Upcoming games

MBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketball*at BB&T Classic (MCI Center) Monday: MBB vs. Stanford-6 p.m. Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: WBB at American-8 p.m. Thursday: no games scheduled

Graduate senators propose separate representative body

Several members of the Student Association have called for a split in the SA Senate that would create two separate governing bodies to represent the interests of graduate and undergraduate students. The initiative to split the Senate will face a vote in the Senate next semester and must be passed by two-thirds of the members. […]

GW towers over Arkansas with height

The GW women’s basketball team doesn’t have the most imposing inside players in the nation, but the Colonial women had a definite edge in height going into Saturday’s game against Arkansas. The Lady Razorbacks started just one player over 6-0 with 6-1 Karyn Karlin, their leading scorer, injured. GW had three starters over 6-2 and […]

Tollo links teaching with field work

If Richard Tollo had one final thought about his 15-year career teaching geology at GW, it would be that professors need to take students into the field and help them discover a passion for the subject. Tollo, an associate professor of geology, spoke Wednesday night as part of the Last Lecture Series at Western Presbyterian […]

GW falls to DePaul in BB&T

The GW men’s basketball team knew coming into the BB&T Classic that DePaul University had one of the top freshman classes in the country. But the Colonials found out that the Blue Demons have more than three star freshmen on the roster, as DePaul’s role players led them to an 87-79 victory at the MCI […]

Senior citizen students go to the head of class

Outside Gelman Library every Tuesday afternoon, students gather for Professor Peter Rollberg’s Russian cinema class. The scene is familiar. On a bench, a girl with red lipstick, hair looped back over one ear smokes a cigarette while her boyfriend spins a skateboard at his feet. Several students wearing turtleneck sweaters talk to girls decked out […]

Mescheriakov sizzles, Rogers fizzles at BB&T

Seniors Yegor Mescheriakov and Shawnta Rogers had different games in the first round of the BB&T Classic against DePaul University Sunday at the MCI Center. Mescheriakov was red-hot, but Rogers couldn’t get his shot to fall in the Colonials’ 87-79 loss to the Blue Demons. GW’s 6-9 forward dominated the first half, accounting for 20 […]


The article “ACLU addresses marijuana laws” on p. 11 of the Nov. 23 issue of The GW Hatchet incorrectly attributed information to Lauren Andrews, a member of Students for a Sensible Drug Policy. The story should have said the Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998 prohibits students convicted of drug offenses from receiving financial aid. […]

Album accentuates 2Pac’s original approach to rap

In the gangster rap explosion of the early ’90s, a few performers stood out from the crowd. Names like Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dog became hip-hop legend. Then there was 2Pac, a rising star among stars. 2Pac’s Greatest Hits (Death Row) shows what made him a star and gives listeners a glimpse at what […]