February 1, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 44

Stories from the February 1, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

`Law Revue’ prepares live music, comedy skits

Since 1978, GW Law School students have flocked to a unique event – not to graduation or to a speech by a prominent lawyer, but to the Law Revue, a show that continues to tear aspiring attorneys away from their books for a night of comedy and music. Band Director Davin Seamon, a third-year law […]

GW thumps Duquesne, Fordham to remain undefeated at home

The GW men’s basketball team remained undefeated at home this season with a pair of weekend victories over Atlantic 10 foes Duquesne and Fordham at the Smith Center. The Colonials also extended their winning streak to four games and have now won nine of their last 10 to improve to 13-5 on the season, 7-1 […]

Alcohol-related incidents prompt task force

In the first three weeks of the spring semester, three GW students were hospitalized for alcohol-related illnesses, bringing the total to 25 this academic year, University administrators said. The number of students hospitalized after becoming intoxicated last semester prompted students and faculty to consider preventative measures, said Senior Assistant Dean of Students Mike Walker. “Unfortunately, […]

Basketball Notes

– Penders keeps saying he’s got the best point guard in the country, and finally, Shawnta Rogers, who finished last year as merely second-team all-Atlantic 10, is starting to get some national attention. USA Today named him a member of their mid-season second-team Jan. 27. As guards go, that put him in the company of […]

IFC implements risk management policy

As GW administrators attend to the growing alcohol problem on campus, several have questioned the role Greek-letter organizations play in developing a alcohol culture among college students. “Of the 22 students hospitalized last semester, several were described as having consumed alcohol at a fraternity event or house at some point in their evening,” said Senior […]

Colonial women defeat La Salle, fall to N.C. State

The GW women’s basketball team split a pair of road games with a win over La Salle Thursday and a loss at North Carolina State University Sunday. GW (13-6, 7-2 A-10) will be at the Smith Center for its next two games, facing Dayton at 7 p.m. Friday and Xavier at 2 p.m. Sunday. North […]

Columbia University counters affirmative action ad campaign

(U-WIRE) NEW YORK – One day after the Center for Individual Rights launched its nationwide campaign against the use of affirmative action in college admissions, Columbia University officials defended the school’s admissions policies as not only legal, but essential to the creation of a diverse student body. “Columbia has had an affirmative action program for […]

Ani DiFranco sends powerful message

In a decade when folk music does not capture attention like it used to, some hints of the genre remain. Blending together rock and acoustic sounds, female musicians of the 1990s have emerged with a different type of folk – folk rock. Epitomizing the new sound, Ani DiFranco returns with her latest release Up, Up, […]

News Briefs

UPD investigates bomb scare in Lisner Hall Members of the Metropolitan Police Department Explosive Ordinance Unit were called in Saturday night to investigate a suspicious package found in Lisner Hall. The call was made at 6:51 p.m., and within minutes MPD and University Police officers sealed off and evacuated the block around the building. Maurina […]

Arena Stage offers College Night

Students can enjoy live theater for the price of a movie ticket when the Arena Stage holds its College Night Feb. 4. With a valid college ID, students can purchase tickets for the Arena Stage’s production of “The Women” for $7.50. The admission price also includes post-show entertainment by Millennium Jazz, a jazz trio from […]