March 11, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 55

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

News Briefs

CRs celebrate with new House Speaker GW’s College Republicans welcomed the new Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), at the National Republican Congressional Committee Fund-Raising Dinner Tuesday at the Washington Hilton. The event, which was a $1,000-per-plate dinner, had a football theme inspired by Hastert and other Republican leaders with an interest in the […]

Colonials complete sweep of Fairfield

GW completed a three-game sweep of Fairfield University with a 9-2 victory Monday afternoon at Barcroft Park. Tom Baginski struck out 13 batters in eight innings for the Colonials (6-7). The hurler gave up two runs – only one earned – on four hits, while the Colonials’ offense provided nine runs on 11 hits to […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks from the fans As a (hopefully) graduating senior of this fine institution, I’ve been to quite a few basketball games in my four years here, both home and away. In fact, you may have seen my friends and I at the games. We’re the people who wear those retina-burning yellow shirts and sit down […]

The JEC’s `monumental mistakes’

There has been an extraordinary level of focus on the activities of the Joint Elections Committee this year, which there rightly ought to be. However, do not let one broken institution draw your attention away from the others. This year’s student government elections are indicative of the problems that have plagued our so-called campus leadership […]

Serving on the JEC took too great a toll

When I made the decision to resign from the Joint Elections Committee, it was after much consideration. Though I planned to move forward with my other commitments, there apparently is still need for explanation. I resigned from the JEC because my grades were in jeopardy. Period. There is no other reason. Contrary to popular speculation, […]

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. […]