March 1, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 52

Stories from the March 1, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

After long battle, women’s center to open

Two Women’s Center founders gasped when they opened the wooden French doors and walked into the bright room decorated with colored bulletin boards and paintings. “Wow! This is so cool.” After months of planning and negotiations with the University, the founders were treated to a sneak peak of the long-awaited Women’s Center at their meeting […]

GW topples Xavier, takes A-10 West title

Shawnta Rogers wasn’t going to let Xavier – or the flu – stop him. A championship was on the line. It was his last game in the Smith Center, and the 5,454 raucous fans who filled the arena Saturday almost expected something special from Rogers. He didn’t disappoint. The 5-4 senior hit a three-pointer at […]

First ladies’ determination broke down education’s gate

During a period of construction and expansion at GW in the early 1880s, Maria M. Carter surprised the burgeoning University’s administration with an unexpected gift. She offered GW $5,000 to endow a scholarship for a woman. Unsure how to accommodate the socially progressive request, administrators refused the money until a plan for the education of […]

At 25, women’s studies struggles for recognition

Feminism is about being a women’s advocate, not about hating men – that message was echoed by several alumnae of GW’s women’s studies program. “I was going home to a husband and sons,” said Sandra Van Fossen, a GW alumna, who was among the first students in the women’s studies program, which began in 1974. […]

GW’s win over Xavier came minute by minute

It was the most anticipated event since No. 1 Massachusetts visited the Smith Center in 1995. This intrepid reporter was on the scene when “The Game” hit Foggy Bottom. The Week: The buzz had grown for days. Noelia Gomez was named the women’s Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, and the pressure was on Shawnta […]

CDs, CRs endorse student candidates

The College Democrats endorsed Alexis Rice and the College Republicans endorsed Phil Meisner for Student Association president when the political groups assembled Thursday for their annual endorsement hearings. The event drew a crowd of more than 100 students, with about 50 CRs and 50 CDs casting ballots. The CRs endorsed Meisner and executive vice presidential […]

GW conquers uneven bars, JMU to set scoring record

In what was easily its best meet of the season, the GW gymnastics team dominated James Madison University Thursday at the Smith Center by more than four full points, 194.350 to 189.750. The Colonials set a school record with their point total, and easily won all four events. Their score of 49.100 on the uneven […]

ESIA students decry $100 fee

Graduate students in the Elliott School of International Affairs who oppose the University’s $100 Commencement fee presented their case to President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg in a Feb. 17 letter. “This letter is to express our displeasure with the $100 graduation fee that the Board to Trustees reinstituted this year,” according to the letter from International […]

Gamecocks sweep series with Colonials

The GW baseball team played its third series of the season this weekend against a southern university and ended up suffering its first sweep. GW was held to just two runs in the first two games against the University of South Carolina (8-3) at Sarge Frye Field in Columbia, S.C., before exploding for 10 runs […]

News Briefs

Festival of female artists to be held in March The Mount Vernon and Foggy Bottom campuses’ theatre and dance department and women’s studies program will host events with well-known artists from the GW community in March. The “IN Series Sixth Annual Festival of Artists” will focus on women’s accomplishments in the arts, including music and […]