March 11, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 55

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

NCAA, grades and rules – Staff editorial

A federal judge in Philadelphia ruled Monday that the NCAA’s freshman eligibility standards violate federal civil rights laws because of their “unjustified” impact on black students. The case will be appealed, but if it stands, Division I and II schools will no longer be required to follow rules designed to improve athletes’ graduation rates and […]

Marvin Center muddle – Staff editorial

The drawn-out soap opera surrounding Marvin Center renovation plans continues. Now that renovations are underway – and will continue for quite some time – even more problems have arisen. The administrators and students overseeing the renovations have offered varying answers to the question of asbestos in the Marvin Center. Confusion is widespread, answers are contradictory […]

Murphy doles out his basketball awards

Broken Ankle Award – Shawnta Rogers. The lightning-quick Rogers is impossible to defend. Guarding Rogers can lead to such malfeasance as broken ankles or losing one’s jock-strap. If you give him an inch of room, Shawnta’ll bury a trey from anywhere on the court. Congratulations Shawnta, you worked your way into the NBA draft. Allen […]

Colonials to face Indiana in NCAA first-round game

This season, first-year Coach Tom Penders has brought GW the kind of regular-season honors it hasn’t seen since the 1950s, if ever. Thursday night in Orlando, Fla., he will try to bring GW something it hasn’t seen since 1994 – an NCAA Tournament victory. In the south region of the 61st NCAA Tournament, GW will […]

Basketball Notes

 Although his 50 points in two A-10 Tournament games would seem to indicate Shawnta Rogers has totally recovered from his recent bout with the flu, that may not be the case. “He’s not totally rid of that bug,” Penders said Monday.  Regardless of Thursday’s outcome, Tom Penders has exceeded all expectations this year. […]

Colonials get bounced early from ‘Big Dance’

ORLANDO, FLA. – After the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, Cinderella teams abounded as low seeds consistently beat the top seeds in the first and second rounds. But the GW men’s basketball team forgot to get fitted for its glass slipper as the Colonials were escorted from the “Big Dance” early in a 108-88 […]

Football’s foibles spurred final flop

On a sunny Thanksgiving Day in 1966, the GW football team played the last game of its career. Villanova University came out strong, holding the Colonials to only 88 offensive yards. The game, which the Wildcats won, typified the GW football program. Since football first came to GW in 1890, the Colonials amassed a losing […]

Campus elections disappoint freshmen

GW freshmen expressed disillusion with their first campus election season amid the recounting and re-postering that signals runoffs for Student Association president and executive vice president. But some first-year students defended the SA and the political nature of election season. “These candidates say things to make it look pretty but none of it ever gets […]

20 Dates: Looking for love in all the wrong places?

What is more familiar to college students than looking for love? 20 Dates (Fox Searchlight) follows Myles Berkowitz (playing himself) in his quest for romance. But his search is more complicated than most. As he looks for love, he also is trying to make a movie. But there’s more. Myles lacks dating skills and a […]

Go to class? Not a snowball’s chance

Students threw snowballs and celebrated canceled midterms Tuesday afternoon as an unexpectedly heavy snowfall prompted the University to shut down for the first time in three years. GW canceled classes at 3 p.m. Tuesday because of inclement weather; the University reopened at 10 a.m. Wednesday. “We’re getting attacked by snowball hooligans,” freshman Jordan Paul said. […]