February 16, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 48

Stories from the February 16, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

It’s finally over – Staff editorial

Last week brought the end to the soap opera that has been the highlight of national politics for more than a year. The Senate acquitted President Clinton on the two articles of impeachment the House of Representatives brought against him. The second impeachment trial in the nation’s 210-year history came to an anti-climactic end. Officials […]

GW notches pair of A-10 victories

The GW men’s basketball team remained in a tie for first place in the Atlantic 10’s West Division with a pair of weekend conference victories over St. Joseph’s and Dayton. Two days after the Colonials blew out St. Joe’s at home, Dayton took GW down to the wire in the team’s third nail-biter in the […]

Colonials open season by dropping two of three

The GW baseball team started its season this weekend by losing two of three games at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Colonials (1-2) ruined the opening of the new UNCG Baseball Stadium for the Spartans (2-1) by winning the first game of the set, but they blew leads in both losses. “We […]

Colonial women take second at N.C. State invitational

The GW gymnastics team placed second in a four-team meet won by host North Carolina State University Friday night at the Hearts Invitational at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C. N.C. State won the overall competition with a score of 194.375, defeating a competitive GW team, which finished with 192.400. The College of William & Mary […]

Trustees pass 4.6% tuition increase

University trustees passed the lowest tuition increase returning undergraduates have seen in 11 years when they voted on the administration’s proposed budget Friday. The 4.6 percent increase for continuing undergraduates is 0.1 percent lower than last year’s increase and almost 2.5 percent lower than the 6.9 percent increase that raised student ire two years ago. […]

GW splits A-10 games in Ohio

The GW women’s basketball team could not follow last weekend’s sweep against Xavier and Dayton at the Smith Center as the Colonial women split two road games. In a quirk in the schedule, GW traveled to play the same Xavier and Dayton teams it soundly defeated just one week ago. Although GW handled Dayton again, […]

GW breaks ground for fitness center

University trustees, students and community members ceremonially broke ground for GW’s health and wellness center Friday, kicking off a construction project scheduled for completion by November 2000. The groundbreaking marked the end of the University’s uphill battle with area residents to build the new facility at the corner of 23rd and G streets. “This new […]

Busta Rhymes’ album rehashes old themes

Tired of hearing about the millennium? Too bad. Busta Rhymes’ third solo album, Extinction Level Event (Elektra), provides another surmise about the year 2000, as if audiences didn’t get the apocalyptic warnings of his other platinum solo albums, The Coming and When Disaster Strikes. By continually pumping out albums with redundant themes, Busta Rhymes seemingly […]

Off-campus housing site gets poor marks

GW’s off-campus housing Web site, established two years ago to replace the office that maintained listings, has failed to meet student expectations, Student Association representatives said. The new service was initiated by Student and Academic Support Services Communication and Technology as a cost-effective way to provide off-campus housing information. But the Web site, at www.och.gwu.edu, […]

Phair and Morissette prove the power of female rockers

When strong, outspoken women hit the music scene, they were labeled as angry and bitter. Most listeners expected female singers to croon about the wonders of love and the sadness of loss with a sweet little voice. But then female rockers hit such as Liz Phair and Alanis Morissette hit the scene. They were talented, […]