March 5, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 27

Stories from the March 5, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Voters say they never saw referenda

Two ballot referenda amending the Student Association constitution passed in campus elections this week. But many students said all voters were not given the ballot questions. A referendum to change sections of the SA constitution to match the revised Joint Elections Committee charter passed 396-157. The other question, which will change “National Law Center” to […]

Elections pull in 2,858 voters

In an election that saw even an H Street pretzel vendor receive six votes for Student Association president, voter turnout was “very, very good,” said Joint Elections Committee Chair Terry Goddard. Voter turnout was estimated at 2,858, exceeding last year’s count – then the highest since 1989 – by almost 200 students. “We weren’t expecting […]

Letters to the editor

Not simple PC I have followed with interest the recent opinion pieces on student attitudes toward same-sex marriage. As always, pleas for tolerance mingle with dislike of “political correctness.” The debate goes on. Welcome to my world: I’m one of GW’s few “out,” lesbian professors. According to my student evaluations, I’m a good professor and […]

The death of trees and day-planners

Before I start my column, I’d like everyone to participate in a moment of silence out of respect for trees that lost their lives in the name of SA elections. Thank you. Don’t you love those elections? For several days, we are transformed into the same type of people who stand outside J Street distributing […]

The sky is falling!

For those who might have missed it, the H Street entrance to the Marvin Center was closed this week because of chunks of concrete crumbling from fifth-floor window ledges. Yes chicken little, the sky was falling. This incident puts the need for building renovations in the spotlight. For the past 10 years, the University has […]

JEC joke

As election fever hit campus this week, students turned out to vote their favorite candidates into office. But what many of them didn’t do is answer the two referenda on the ballot. Why? They weren’t given the questions. The Joint Elections Committee – the standard-bearers of procedural nitpicking and microscopic observation of all election-related details […]

GW to play UMassin A-10 Tourney

After GW’s game with Temple Feb. 22, Owls’ Coach John Chaney was asked what he expected of this week’s Atlantic 10 Tournament in Philadelphia, Pa. “Electricity, just fire,” he said. “The league is so balanced and teams have nothing but contempt for each other.” The A-10 has become one of the strongest conferences in the […]

Upcoming games

*A-10 Tournament (Philadelphia, Pa.)**If necessary(DH)doubleheader MBB-men’s basketballMTmen’s tennisG-gymnasticsB-baseball Thursday: MBB vs. UMass2:30 p.m.(ESPN2)*B at George Mason2:30 p.m. Friday: G at Oregon St. Invitational7 p.m.MBB at St. Joe’s/TempleTBA**MT vs. UMass1 p.m. Saturday: B vs. Cleveland St.(DH)12 p.m.MBB in A-10 Final**MT vs. Duquesne1 p.m. Sunday: B vs. Cleveland St.12 p.m.MT vs. Bloomsburg12:30 p.m.

Senior shakes down dance in search of roots

Alesia Young is busy these days. She has, after all, recently put the finishing touches on her senior honors thesis. In addition to long hours of research and paper work, she decided to present her thesis in the form of a dance concert. A double major in dance and American studies with a focus in […]

Sports briefs

Four Colonials earn Atlantic 10 honors Four players from the GW men’s basketball team earned recognition from the Atlantic 10 Conference Tuesday when the league handed out its awards for the 1997-’98 season. Junior Shawnta Rogers was named to the second team All-Conference and the All-Defensive Team. No GW players were first team All-Conference selections. […]