February 8, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 46

Stories from the February 8, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students decry change in ESIA graduation

Commencement organizers’ recent announcement that the Elliott School of International Affair’s graduation will be held Friday night instead of Saturday has caused frustration among some graduating students and their families. ESIA students who will graduate in May were notified of the change in the ceremony date via e-mail Jan. 28 by Edward McCord, ESIA assistant […]

Crying wolf – Staff editorial

In life, the saying goes, the only things that are certain are death and taxes. And yearly tuition increases at colleges and universities. With that in mind, several Student Association leaders are planning to hold an anti-tuition rally Monday with the theme “$21,625 is too much.” While it is always refreshing to see activism on […]

GW Virginia campus may house TWA wreckage

The wreckage of TWA Flight 800 could move to GW’s Virginia campus in a partnership with the National Transportation Safety Board. If GW is selected and the plan receives congressional approval, NTSB would give GW $15 million to $30 million for construction of a facility that could include classrooms, offices, laboratories and a hangar for […]

Upcoming Games

Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: no games scheduled

JEC fines potential SA candidates for ad

The Joint Elections Committee fined potential Student Association candidates Phil Meisner and Cat Sadler for violating campaign rules last week, according to a JEC notice. Meisner and Sadler, who are running for SA president and executive vice president, respectively, were fined 15 points each for running an advertisement in The GW Hatchet Feb. 1 without […]

Colonials fall short against Tech in final minutes

The law of averages says a basketball team is not likely to pull out two come-from-behind last-second victories in a single week. So after a last-second shot gave the Colonials a win at La Salle Wednesday night, it was not surprising GW couldn’t pull off a dramatic win against Virginia Tech, falling 77-75 at Cassell […]

Student taxpayers can choose refund options

April 15 looms less than three months away. As the deadline approaches, students must determine whether they should file with the Internal Revenue Service and decide how to do it. If a student’s earned income is less than $4,250 or unearned income in interest and dividends is less than $700, he or she does not […]

GW gets by Dayton, dominates Xavier

The Colonial women took advantage of a weekend homestand, earning victories over Atlantic 10 foes Dayton Friday and Xavier Sunday. GW (15-6, 9-2 A-10) has won six straight conference games, retains second place in the conference’s west division and remains one game behind division-leading Virginia Tech. The Colonial women will be on the road for […]

Pulitzer winner discusses media coverage of the Supreme Court

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse shared her perspective and experiences reporting on the U.S. Supreme Court with a packed house in Funger Hall Thursday night. Greenhouse, who received a 1998 Pulitzer for her U.S. Supreme Court coverage for The New York Times, discussed the court’s reclusive nature and the coverage it receives. The court differs […]

Colonial women fall to UMass at home

Massachusetts got to exact a bit of revenge Saturday against the GW women’s gymnastics team, which edged out the Minutewomen for the Atlantic 10 Championship last season. GW lost its second straight meet at the Smith Center, falling to UMass 191.000 to 190.425. Despite having the top finisher in all four of the meets’ events, […]