March 1, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 52

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

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 […]

St. Joe’s stuns GW women in A-10 semifinal

PHILADELPHIA – It looked like the GW women’s basketball team and Virginia Tech were on a collision course to meet in the Atlantic 10 Tournament final Monday night. But St. Joe’s and Xavier had other plans. The Hawks took out GW (19-9), and the Musketeers downed Tech in the semifinals at The Forum at the […]

Summit to protest death sentence

A half-dozen Campaign to End the Death Penalty members plan to organize an April 10 student summit at GW to rally support for Mumia Abu-Jamal, who faces a death sentence in Pennsylvania this year for the 1981 murder of a police officer. Junior Barak Epstein, who is an organizer of the event, said he wants […]

Follow the yellow brick road .

Watching children clap along to “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!” is only half the fun of seeing The Wizard of Oz at National Theatre. The real fun is clapping along yourself. For an hour and a half, the musical’s exceptional touring company wisks its audience back to childhood, where apple trees talk, monkeys fly […]

Referendum to ask for input on SA split

Students will voice their opinions about a Student Association graduate-undergraduate split in a referendum on this week’s ballot, as SA leaders begin preparations to divide the group into two bodies. “We need to find out whether the average student feels the need for a split,” said graduate Sen. J.P. Blackford (SEAS). The referendum is non-binding, […]

Calling all Dorothys

Seventeen-year-old Jessica Grov? has played everyone’s favorite Kansan on The Wizard of Oz tour for three years, and she’s decided it’s time to pass the ruby slippers. So the tour is holding a national search for a new Dorothy in cities around the nation this spring. Auditions begin at Washington’s National Theatre March 9 and […]

New Hall is awash in frustration, water

Sprinklers flooded more than two dozen New Hall rooms Saturday for the second time in a week. The incident left frustrated residents questioning the quality of the residence hall sprinkler system and the responsiveness of administrators. The New Hall fire alarm sounded at 5:30 p.m., and residents evacuated the building to watch the now familiar […]