March 11, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 55

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

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. […]

Loaded Guns

What happens when you mix several amateur tough guys from London’s East End, a duffel bag packed with ?500,000 (about $800,000) and a few firearms? Mass confusion, which writer/director Guy Ritchie aptly demonstrates in his first feature film comedy, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Gramercy). The film opens with a shot of London’s ashen […]

Student’s search for a pen leads to `real world’ vacation

This is the true story of eight strangers chosen to go on a trip. And GW student Greg Olson will personally find out what happens when people stop being polite and start being themselves as he takes an all expenses-paid trip to Milan, Italy, this weekend. The catch? The eight college students must find clues […]

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GW finds asbestos in Marvin Center

Asbestos removal in the Marvin Center may further delay renovations to the building, Marvin Center Governing Board Chair Mike Petron said. Asbestos, a group of natural mineral fibers known for its strength and fire-resistant properties, was used widely in the past for thermal insulation and fire proofing. But asbestos can damage the respiratory system and […]

Court names observers for SA election recount

The student court appointed three students Wednesday to act as independent observers for the recount of the Student Association presidential election ballots. Joint Elections Committee members said they planned to start the recount Wednesday night, with Cooper Deerwester, Andrew Sisk and former SA President Damian McKenna in attendance. The JEC had not determined the procedures […]

SA to review charter for split referendum

The Student Association Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to create a special commission to examine changing the SA constitution to split the SA into separate bodies for graduate and undergraduate students. The piece of legislation was a result of last week’s passage last week of a referendum supporting the idea of separate legislatures. “The […]

Upcoming Games

G-gymnasticsB-baseballMT-men’s tennisWT-women’s tennisMBB-men’s basketball *Orlando, Fla. NCAA Tournament#if necessary Thursday: MBB vs. Indiana-10:10 p.m.* Friday: B at Washington-9 p.m. Saturday: G at Maryland w/Florida-7 p.m.B at Washington-4 p.m.MT at UNC GreensboroWT at Hilton HeadMBB vs St. John’s/Samford*# Sunday: B at Washington-4 p.m.WT at Hilton Head

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 […]