January 18, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 39

Stories from the January 18, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GWopoly highlights Welcome Week events

A comedic hypnotist, a casting call for the new GW admissions film and a casino night in the Marvin Center are some of the activities the Student Activities Center promises will MONOPOLYze the lives of GW students this week. As students begin to sharpen their pencils and get back in the groove of waking up […]

Nationally ranked Colonials rolling

The GW women’s basketball team completed a perfect winter break of basketball Sunday, extending its current winning streak to 11 games with an 83-73 victory over Temple at the Smith Center. The now 24th-ranked Colonials were rewarded Monday with a place in the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time this season. There’s a […]

Williams College retains current fees

(U-WIRE) WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. – Tuition, room and board, and other expenses for the 2000-2001 academic year at Williams College will remain at this year’s level. The board of trustees announced next year’s tuition last week, deciding that the college’s current financial situation made it possible to keep tuition constant, said Jim Kolesar, director of public […]

Public opinion before the New Hampshire primary

Results from a Dartmouth College-Associated Press poll about the presidential race in New Hampshire. Asked of those likely to vote in the Republican primary: Which of the following candidates would you vote for if the New Hampshire Republican primary were being held today? Overall:John McCain, 42% George W. Bush, 33%Steve Forbes, 11% Alan Keyes, 4% […]

Mega-mergers send foreboding message

(U-WIRE) AMES, Iowa – Can you feel the hair rise on the back of your neck? For me, I’ve had that neck tickler going for almost three straight days. The merger of America Online and the Time Warner media conglomerate was announced Monday morning, and anyone even slightly interested in the future of media and […]

Custody clash — staff editorial

Elian Gonzalez, the six-year-old Cuban boy who clung to an inner-tube for two days after watching his mother and 10 others drown during a failed attempt at crossing the Atlantic Ocean, has become a pawn of sensationalized, unscrupulous geopolitics. The boy’s father, Juan Miguel Gonzales, wants his son returned to his custody in Cuba. But […]

Machiavelli’s classic lives on at GW

It has recently come to my attention that a certain university president is planning a revision of that classic text for city-state rulers, iron-fisted diplomats and Republican presidential hopefuls. Yes, I’m talking about Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince. Using my super-sleuth powers, I was able to obtain an advance copy of the revision. Here are some […]

GW at St. Joe’s preview

GW men’s basketball (6-9, 0-2 in Atlantic 10) at St. Joseph’s (6-7, 1-3) Wednesday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse (3,200), Philadelphia TV: None Radio: WAGE 1200 AM (available on Internet at Broadcast.com) Campus Radio: WRGW 540 AM (available on GWTV Channel 22, available on Internet at www.gwradio.com)All-time series: SJU leads 21-17 (1932-present) All-time […]

Stars and barred — staff editorial

South Carolina has come under fire for continuing to fly the Confederate battle flag over its statehouse, making it the last Southern state to fly the Stars and Bars. Defenders of the flag say it represents the state’s heritage, while opponents argue that it is South Carolina’s very heritage they are fighting. South Carolina’s heritage […]

Sports Briefs

Gymnastics drops opener The Colonial women lost to North Carolina State University Friday night in Raleigh, N.C. Despite a strong night for sophomore Devin McCalla, GW lost 192.400-189.550. McCalla finished second in the all-around. Colonials lose at Maryland The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams dropped meets to Maryland Saturday at College Park. […]