February 4, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 45

Stories from the February 4, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Local students shadow GW staff

GW administrators played host to 30 area middle school students as part of National Groundhog Job Shadow Day Tuesday. Since 1996, Groundhog Job Shadow Day has grown to a nationwide program that gives students the chance to “shadow” a professional by spending a day with them in the workplace. Seventh-grade students from Oxon Hill Middle […]

Watercolor paintings reveal region’s link with surroundings

On a wall bordering the entrance to Robert Powell’s exhibit at the Sackler Gallery hangs an eight-foot photograph of a stretch of the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal. Snow-battered, barren and erupting dramatically into the sky, the enormous mountains dwarf the spot-sized dwellings. On the other side of the wall, Powell’s watercolor paintings zoom in on […]

The conundrums of cohabitation

It is unfortunate that The Hatchet’s Jan. 28 editorial “Staying separate,” (p. 4), retains a close-minded and unhelpful attitude toward freshmen Clark Harding and Kathy Rooney and their fight to room together next year. The editorial said that perhaps the students “should choose their battles,” implying that the two freshmen would not win their case […]

Lots of money, but little accountability

The Jan. 28 issue of The GW Hatchet reported the Program Board lost almost $45,000 on its attempt last semester to provide campus-wide programming by hosting a concert at the Smith Center featuring Blues Traveler (“PB scales down programs after $45,000 concert loss,” p. 1). The Program Board is the most elaborate and extravagant student-run […]

The Nuremberg Files – Staff editorial

A federal jury in Portland, Ore., ordered a group of antiabortion activists Tuesday to pay more than $107 million to Planned Parenthood and several doctors. The reason? The activists created Old West-style “wanted” posters and a Web site that lists the names, addresses and license plate numbers of abortion providers. In winning the suit, the […]

Forgoing the deposit – Staff editorial

If U.S. News & World Report had a top 50 ranking for universities that take good ideas and turn them into bad decisions, GW would find itself near the top of the list. Back in November, GW decided to scrap the policy that had allowed financially strapped students to waive the $300 housing deposit. Students […]

Upcoming Games

G-gymnasticsMT-men’s tennisMBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketball*in Newport News, Va. Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: MT at ODU-8 p.m.*WBB vs. Dayton-7 p.m. Saturday: MT at VCU Tourn.G vs. UMass-12 p.m.MBB at Va. Tech-2 p.m. Sunday: MT at VCU Tourn.WBB vs. Xavier-2 p.m.

Sports Briefs

Wilee best in A-10 last week GW gymnast Darden Wilee was named the Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week for her high scores against the University of Kentucky and North Carolina State University Jan. 29. The sophomore posted season highs in all four events at the competition, and her all-around score of 38.850 is the […]

Men lose at James Madison, women play at Cornell event

The men’s tennis team opened its spring season with a loss at James Madison University, while the women’s team played its third competition of the young season at the Cornell University Invitational. The GW men lost 6-1 Jan. 30 at Montclair Country Club. The Colonials dropped the top five singles matches. Junior Mike Stein came […]

Colonials survive La Salle scare

Shawnta Rogers hit a shot as time expired to secure the GW men’s basketball team a 72-70 win against La Salle at Gola Arena in Philadelphia Wednesday night. La Salle tied the game at 70 when Rasual Butler hit one of two free throws after GW senior Yegor Mescheriakov committed his fifth personal foul. The […]