February 11, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 47

Stories from the February 11, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

D.C. police search for alleged attacker

Metropolitan Police officers are searching for a maintenance worker accused of attempting to sexually assault a GW student Monday night in an off-campus apartment building. The man forced his way into a female student’s Potomac Park apartment at 510 21st St. around 6:20 p.m. Monday after he told her he was there to make a […]

The Atlantic 12, and other teams that you thought sucked – but don’t

No, this column won’t try to explain why a 12-team conference calls itself the Atlantic 10. Or even why it calls itself Atlantic. You don’t think Dayton sometimes wonders what it’s doing in a conference named after an ocean? Maybe it just stayed with the Atlantic 10 because of the conference’s rich tradition. But wait. […]

SA members rally against proposed tuition hike

Some members of the Student Association rallied against this year’s proposed tuition increase, but the Monday event failed to attract much student interest. SA Executive Vice President Jesse Strauss and senior Adam Segal did most of the talking during the 45-minute rally on the Marvin Center’s H Street Terrace, protesting that GW’s $22,625 tuition is […]

Upcoming games

G–gymnasticsMBB–men’s basketballWT–men’s tennis WBB–women’s basketballWT–women’s tennis *McLean, Va. **on ESPN2 Thursday: No games scheduled Friday: B at UNC-Greensboro-1 p.m.MT at Princeton-2 p.m.G at N.C. St. Invit.-7 p.m.MBB vs. St. Joe’s-7:30 p.m.WBB at Dayton-7 p.m. Saturday: B at UNC-Greensboro-1 p.m.MT vs. Howard-6 p.m.*WT at Penn-1 p.m. Sunday: B at UNC-Greensboro-1 p.m.MT at VCU 4 + 1 […]

Changes to hospital plans rile residents

Several Foggy Bottom residents are angry about changes in hospital construction plans that the city’s Department of Public Works submitted this week. Members of the Foggy Bottom Association called the DPW report a “turnaround” from earlier testimonies, which they said were more sympathetic to their concerns. “We are terribly disappointed at DPW’s 180-degree turnaround,” Foggy […]

GW recruit Chris Monroe takes a shot (photo)

GW men’s basketball recruit and Good Counsel High School senior Chris Monroe (l.) misses a runner in the first half of a 72-58 loss to DeMatha High School Wednesday night in the Smith Center. His return to the Smith Center was as sour as his first game there was sweet. Good Counsel beat DeMatha at […]

GW may raise tuition 4.6%

GW’s Board of Trustees will vote Friday on a University proposal to increase tuition and fees 4.6 percent for returning undergraduates. If the Board approves the University’s recommended increase for fiscal year 2000, it will be the lowest tuition increase in 11 years. Administrators shared their proposed budget with student leaders at a meeting Wednesday, […]

Six new alumni join the ranks of GW’s all-time athletic elite

Making it into any hall of fame is an accomplishment few people ever have the chance to brag about. This year, GW’s athletic department inducted six new members to its elite group from a wide range of sports and classes. The oldest inductee is Larry “Tex” Silverman, a basketball player from the class of 1953. […]

Apartments examine security after attack

The attempted sexual assault of a student resident of the Potomac Park apartment building has revived concerns about security in off-campus buildings. Several buildings have augmented their security, while others have determined their current procedures are sufficient. Staff at The Statesman, 2020 F St., require tenants to notify the person stationed at the front desk […]

1968: The year civil rights hit Greek-letter life

Entrenched in a climate of rampant racism and daily fear, half a dozen African-American students at Cornell University in 1906 decided it was time to take a bold step. Together they founded a brotherhood called Alpha Phi Alpha, successfully establishing the nation’s first black fraternity on a college campus. Twelve men created the fraternity, but […]