January 14, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 38

Stories from the January 14, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Packing ’em in – Staff editorial

Another semester has begun and with it comes all the traditional accompaniments – tans courtesy of winter vacations in Florida, the latest cold-weather fashions, various combinations of four-letter words describing book costs in the GW Bookstore. And of course, complaints about overcrowded classes. This last item has become a tradition more well known than that […]

Air Jordan departing – Staff editorial

“I wanna be like Mike.” Those five words were the mantra of the millions of basketball fans who practiced the moves, dunks and flying ability of one of the world’s most recognizable and talented athletes – Michael Jordan. Jordan’s announcement Wednesday that he is retiring from basketball brings an end to the era of Air […]

GW should be ashamed of turnout for women’s basketball

I’ve been here at GW for almost four years now, and I have attended more men’s and women’s basketball games than I can count. Our crowds over the last three-plus seasons have helped the two basketball teams to a combined record of 81-12 in the Smith Center, and we have been given more positive memories […]

Colonial men, women will host pair at Smith Center

Both the GW men’s and women’s basketball teams will play in the Smith Center this week, the last time either squad will play at home until Jan. 24. The Colonials will face Dayton at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, while the Colonial women host Duquesne Friday at 7 p.m. Dayton comes crawling into town to face the […]

Swimming and diving teams trounce Delaware on road

The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept the University of Delaware as the men defeated the Blue Hens 157-86 and the women won 158-85 Saturday in Newark, Del. The men notched 12 first-place finishes while the GW women won 11 events. In the men’s meet, sophomore Wes Teter, senior Joe Corallo and […]

Fund aids grads in research phase

The Columbian School of Arts and Sciences dean’s office will use an anonymous $10,000 donation to establish a fund to support graduate students who are completing their dissertations. The new fund will help CSAS graduate students who are working on dissertations pay the $680 per semester continuous research fee, which will be implemented this fall. […]

Sure Shot

There truly is no business like show business. Only in show business could you take an old-fashioned product, add a few new quirks more in tune with the time, and create a hipper version that resonates with the glamour of the original and pleases modern audiences. That’s exactly what producers Barry and Fran Weiser, of […]

Gore speaks at GW on `lifetime learning’

Vice President Al Gore announced initiatives to promote “lifetime learning” during the “Vice President’s Summit on 21st Century Skills for 21st Century Jobs” Tuesday at the Marvin Center. Vice President Al Gorephoto by Joshua S. Prezant “Obviously, lifetime learning is more than just a phrase,” Gore said. “It is a way of expanding all our […]

Wright excels as Dolly Tate in Annie Get Your Gun

“The big break comes when everyone knows who you are. I wouldn’t say I have that yet,” said Valerie Wright, who plays Dolly Tate in the revival of Annie Get Your Gun. Although Wright still awaits her big break in acting, she is not new to the industry. Growing up in Las Vegas, Wright was […]