August 31, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 9

Stories from the August 31, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW cancels club event after alcohol incidents

GW administrators canceled a Welcome Week event at a downtown dance club Friday, citing concerns that the event sent the wrong message about alcohol use. “The University was concerned about sponsoring an event that could be seen as promoting alcohol,” said Welcome Week Coordinator Heidi Wicker. The cancellation came after two freshmen were found intoxicated […]

GW women’s soccer set to face Virginia

The GW women’s soccer team will renew its rivalry with the University of Virginia when the Colonial women open the 1998 season against the sixth-ranked Cavaliers at South Riding Field Tuesday. Last year, GW lost at Virginia 4-1. GW defeated the Cavaliers in 1996 at South Riding 2-1 when Virginia was ranked 10th in the […]

Second electrical fire damages GW building

An electrical fire caused smoke damage in the basement of the anthropology department’s G Street office Thursday evening, the second fire on campus in two days. Thursday’s fire in the 2114 G St. townhouse ignited after the electrical failure of the motor that generates air into the building’s sprinkler system, said Steve Lowe, the facilities […]

Colonial women prepare for opening week of matches

If the preseason is any indicator of how the GW women’s volleyball team will fare in its first match this week, the Colonial women should start the season well, head coach Susan Homan said. “I think we’ve had a great preseason, probably the best preseason in three years,” Homan said. “The athletes came in in […]

Ph.D. students fight CSAS fee increase

Graduate students are mobilizing to protest a change in Columbian School of Arts and Sciences policy that would raise the tuition of doctoral students in the dissertation stage $645 per semester. Until recently, doctoral candidates who had completed 72 credit hours of course work but still were working on their dissertations were required to pay […]

Coming to GW takes its toll on newest volleyball player

Going off to college can be a harrowing experience – from stuffing a van with one’s worldly possessions to tearful goodbyes between parents and their children. But few students at GW have had the experience that faced Gabriela Mojska – the newest player on the women’s volleyball team – as she came to Washington, D.C. […]

SA streamlines allocation process

The Student Association has streamlined its student groups allocation process to provide a growing number of student groups with funds from its limited budget, SA members said. “When we had 75 to 100 student groups, the system worked fine,” said Mike Gargano, executive director of the Student Activities Center. “Now that we have between 275 […]

Sports Brief

GW women ranked ninth in preseason poll The GW women’s basketball team was ranked ninth in the nation in a preseason poll released by the Women’s Basketball News Service last week. The news service also named Noelia Gomez as a preseason All-American. GW returns all 13 players from last season’s team, which went 20-10 and […]

Classes canceled for Convocation

The University canceled all classes between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in an effort to boost sagging attendance at GW’s Opening Convocation, the official beginning of the academic year. The Student Association and the Office of University Special Events decided to cancel classes to encourage students to attend Convocation, a historically under-attended event, officials […]

GW falls to JMU in exhibition game

A win over an experienced team from James Madison University would have been a surprise for a young GW men’s soccer team in its first and only exhibition match of 1998. The Colonials didn’t have that surprise under their hats Saturday, as the Dukes beat GW 3-0 in Harrisonburg, Va. GW suffered the growing pangs […]