January 14, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 38

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

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 […]

New Web program creates virtual classes

Prometheus, an Internet tool for course work at GW, has gained momentum during the spring semester, offering professors and students a new educational medium. “(Prometheus) has done more for the faculty than anything I’ve ever seen,” said Computer Information and Resource Center Director Brad Reese, who helped implement the software. The World Wide Web-based course […]

Diverse cast members become friends on set of Varsity Blues

Varsity Blues (Paramount Pictures) brings together novice actors with a preteen idol and Academy Award-winning actor. But on the set, the lines separating the groups blur, the Hollywood hierarchy disappears and the cast members are friends instead of co-stars. Set in a small town in Texas, Varsity Blues follows the local high school football team […]

University welcomes Fulbright scholars

GW is participating in an international education exchange through the Fulbright Program, bringing foreign scholars to the University and sending GW professors abroad. The University boasts two faculty members in the American Scholar Program for the 1998-’99 academic year. American Scholars lecture or conduct research in various academic and professional fields. Scheherazade S. Rehman worked […]