January 19, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 40

Stories from the January 19, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Professors file final grades late

A week into the spring semester, some students are just receiving their fall semester grades, a trend that has some students concerned about their grade point averages and final transcripts. Josh Saltzman, a political communication major who graduated in December, said he could not send his final transcripts to law schools because he was awaiting […]

Upcoming Games

MBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketball Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: MBB at St. Bonaventure-7:35 p.m. Friday: WBB at Fordham-7 p.m.


The article “Dakota joins on-campus housing” on p. 10 of the Jan. 14 issue of The GW Hatchet should have said that rooms in the Dakota will be triples or quads, not two- or three-student apartments. It also should have said the minimum grade point average to live in the building is a 2.0.

GW explodes in second half to rout Lady Dukes

The GW women’s basketball team trailed Duquesne 35-31 at halftime before igniting for 55 second-half points to gain an 86-65 victory Friday at the Smith Center. Chasity Myers began a 21-4 run for GW (10-5, 4-2 A-10) with 17:22 left in the second half when she followed her missed shot, stole the ball from the […]

Grant will expand Homecoming events

The Program Board has received an extra $10,000 grant to expand this year’s Homecoming festivities to include men’s and women’s basketball games and a weeklong series of campus activities, said PB Executive Chair Brian Nathanson. “I’ve received an extra $10,000 from (Vice President of Academic and Support Services Robert Chernak’s) office and an additional amount […]

Men split, women swept in swimming and diving tri-meet

The GW men notched a win and a loss, while the women were shut out in a tri-meet swimming and diving competition Saturday at the University of Maryland. In the men’s meet, GW defeated Villanova University 208-68, while losing to Maryland 152-135. The men notched eight first-place victories, tying Maryland’s total. The Colonial women fell […]

More companies throw their hats into Web bookstore ring

Last semester, textbook shopping took on a new dimension when a host of online competitors came on the scene to give the multibillion dollar industry a run for its money. VarsityBooks.com, part of the increasingly popular online book industry, targeted colleges in the D.C. area for the first time last fall. Bookstore sites such as […]

Help put `Big George’ in the unwanted mascots junkyard

Those of you who have been to a home basketball game this semester probably have noticed the new face in the Smith Center. Apparently, we have a second mascot. The rather large abomination you may have seen waddling around the sidelines is not an overgrown punching bag. He is “Big George,” the “bounciest, biggest, rolly […]

News brief

New manager to head substance abuse prevention center Candace Miller was appointed manager of the GW Substance Abuse Prevention Center Jan. 4, replacing Dana Henderson, who left early last fall for personal reasons. “As a department, we’re extremely excited to have someone of her credibility and experience,” said Mike Walker, senior assistant dean of students. […]

Jewel’s latest album, Spirit, reveals her musical growth

At a naive 19 years old, Jewel skyrocketed to stardom. Her sweet, sugar-coated voice was a contrast to the anguished sounds of female rockers Alanis Morissette and Ani DiFranco. Although her debut album, Pieces of You , received worldwide acclaim, it lacked something. On the debut album, the songs showcased Jewel – her voice, her […]