January 25, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 42

Stories from the January 25, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Grading with gadgets – Staff editorial

Students who take the Graduate Management Admissions Test for business school admissions soon will have their essays read and graded by a computer. Under the new system, computers will be fed hundreds of essays that already have been graded by human readers and scored as either good, average or poor. The computer then will grade […]

Classroom harassment – Staff editorial

LaShonda Davis, an elementary school student from Monroe County, Ga., told her mother in late 1992 that a boy at school had been “messing” with her – grabbing her breasts and crotch. Her mother complained to the girl’s teacher and the school’s principal, but it took the school three months just to move the taunting […]

Gymnasts tumble at GW Invitational, place fourth out of six

The GW women’s gymnastics team came in fourth out of six teams at the GW Invitational at the Smith Center Saturday. The Colonial women finished with a total score of 186.15, well behind the first-place University of Maryland’s score of 189.825. The Terrapins were followed closely by the University of North Carolina (189.475). The Colonial […]

GW beats Bonnies, Rams on the road

GW seniors Shawnta Rogers and Yegor Mescheriakov bounced back from their disappointing performances Jan. 17 at Xavier and led the Colonials to a pair of crucial Atlantic 10 wins at Rhode Island and St. Bonaventure. GW (11-5, 5-1 A-10) had its hands full in both contests, needing scoring runs late in each game to pull […]

Colonial men lose, women tie JMU in swimming meet

In a meet it swept last season, the GW men lost and the women tied in swimming and diving action against James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., Sunday. The Colonial men lost 134-95, while the women finished knotted up at 121 apiece. In the men’s event, GW managed six first-place finishes. The lone double-winner for […]

Colonial women roll in A-10

The GW women’s basketball team dominated its two Atlantic 10 opponents last weekend by an average of 40 points to retain a tie for second place in the conference. The Colonial women (12-5, 6-2 A-10) recorded the biggest win in program history, defeating St. Bonaventure 91-41 at home Sunday. GW crushed Fordham 84-54 on the […]

King of the World explores the life of `the greatest’

David Remnick opens his enthralling look at Muhammad Ali’s early life, King of the World (Random House), with a turning point – the first bout between Sonny Liston and Ali, who was still known as Cassius Clay. The Feb. 25, 1964 fight was the beginning of the end of Liston’s tragic career and was the […]

Dave Matthews pairs up with Tim Reynolds

It is comforting to know live albums have not vanished completely from today’s music scene. With their unique sound, live albums create an ambiance that makes listeners feel like part of the concert experience. Although a live album is rumored to be in the making for the Dave Matthews Band, it has yet to be […]

Lottery changes rile RHA representatives

Concerns that women with high lottery numbers might be housed at the Mount Vernon campus against their wishes were raised at a Residence Hall Association meeting Jan. 18, when residential life administrators met with students to discuss this year’s housing lottery. The conflict stemmed from a change in this year’s lottery rules meant to shorten […]

GW professor studies D.C.’s integration success story

Times were good in the United States in the early 1950s. American sons and daughters were back from war in Europe, the economy was rolling along, and it seemed that for white Christians, the opportunities for advancement were endless. For others, opportunities were harder to come by. Many blacks and Jews, hoping to capture their […]