February 19, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 23

Stories from the February 19, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

D.C. offers students extended classroom

When sophomore Courtney Flick holds a hedgehog or an armadillo, the sophomore biology major knows she’s getting an experience she won’t receive in any classroom. In fact, she said the hands-on training she gets twice a week as a keeper’s aid at the National Zoological Park is equally valuable to her future in veterinary medicine […]

GW swimming and diving teams set for Atlantic 10 Championships

The GW’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams start competition today at the 1998 Atlantic 10 Conference Championships in Buffalo, NY. The GW teams have come close to winning the crown in recent years, and this year the men’s and women’s teams will try to take the championship away from St. Bonaventure on the […]

Four unique candidates battle for top spot

Ditzian takes on SA `elitism’ Junior musician and writer touts `honest’ presidential campaign Jason Ditzian won’t be plastering campus with posters listing his credentials – he says he doesn’t have the money to spend on fancy ads or palmcards. And he’s not running on a lengthy platform of campaign promises – he says his campaign […]

George Washington men vs.Temple

The Colonials will try to break their three-game losing streak against Temple Sunday. Consecutive losses to Rhode Island, Dayton and Xavier have dropped GW in the polls and the Atlantic 10. GW (20-6, 9-4 A-10) reached its highest ranking in 42 years at number 17 in last week’s Associated Press Poll, but fell to 24th […]

Haber, Strauss battle for Senate’s top spot

Jason Haber and Jesse Strauss have spent this year working side by side as Student Association senators. They now face each other in the race for SA executive vice president. Haber, a junior political communication major from Jericho, N.Y., currently represents the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences and serves on the Senate’s Student Life […]

Upcoming Games

* at Buffalo, NYBbaseballG-gymnasticsMBBmen’s basketballMTmen’s tennisSDswimming & divingWBBwomen’s basketballWTwomen’s tennis Thursday: WBB at UMass7:30 p.m. (HTS)SD at A-10 Championships* Friday: MT vs. West Virginia at Fairlane1 p.m.B at William & Mary2 p.m.SD at A-10 Championships*G vs. Rhode Island7 p.m. Saturday: B at William & Mary1 p.m.WBB at Rhode Island2 p.m.MT vs. Penn State at Fairlane5 […]

JEC ousts four Senate candidates

The Joint Elections Committee removed four candidates from the race for Student Association Senate this week after they failed to attend a mandatory candidates’ meeting. The JEC – the organization that governs the upcoming campus elections – disqualified Mark Richman and Michael Pascal, both candidates for Elliott School of International Affairs seats. Qasim Cheema, who […]

Gymnasts lose at N.C. State

GW was narrowly beaten out for second place in the three-team N.C. State Hearts Invitational Saturday at Reynolds Coliseum. The Colonial women finished with a team score of 189.650, but the University of North Carolina finished less than a point ahead of GW with a total of 190.450 to take second place. North Carolina State […]

Tuition hike leaves students wary

The tuition hike approved Friday by the University’s Board of Trustees again has raised concerns about GW’s financial decisions. In the wake of last year’s 6.9 percent increase, students advocated more communication between students and administrators, calling for student input into the University budget process. Students say this year’s lower increase is more acceptable, but […]

Baseball at a glance

Coach: Tom Walter, second year 1996-’97 record: 21-33, 9-12 A-10 Top returnees: Thomas Baginski (pitcher), Ryan Dacey (shortstop), Mike Roberts (second base) Top newcomers: Tony Brown (centerfield), Eric Mitchell (catcher), Nate Nanzer (catcher) Top departures: Troy Allen (outfielder, drafted by Atlanta Braves), Matt Williams (pitcher, transferred to George Mason) Key games: Mar. 21-22 vs. Virginia […]