March 22, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 56

Stories from the March 22, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

The never-ending story – Staff editorial

This year’s student elections have taken a page from a soap opera script: Just when it seems Alexis Rice has finally won, a shocking ballot controversy takes away her victory. And just when it looked like Derek Grosso was gone for good, he surprises everyone by coming back from the dead for one more attempt […]

Hoosiers roll past Colonials

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

Elliott School gets $5 million in grants

The Elliott School of International Affairs received nearly $5 million in grants this month to build up different components of its East Asian studies program. The grants give the program a significant boost amid the economic crisis plaguing Asia and fierce competition by several area universities for limited funds. President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will match […]

Midnight came early for Cinderella Colonials in Orlando

The NCAA Tournament first and second round games in Orlando, Fla., were full of lots of little subplots, just like every site in the tourney. The first-round match-up between the University of Louisville and Creighton University featured two high-octane offenses that promised to put up huge numbers. Samford University was hyped as “Southern-Fried Princeton” because […]

CLLC says community hosts are a success

A Community Living and Learning Center official says the Community Host Initiative has been “overwhelmingly successful,” six months after the program was introduced in several residence halls. “The students really like the homey touches created by the community hosts,” said Mark Levine, assistant dean of students. The program, which is in Crawford, Madison and Fulbright […]

Martial arts at GW offer self-discipline with a few kicks

To the outside observer, it might seem the many disciplines of the martial arts are similar. But upon closer examination, the martial art forms are vastly different, as exemplified by GW’s four martial art clubs. Three focus on self-defense. The other is geared toward competition in tournaments. The school clubs are karate, jukido jujitsu, tae […]

Candidates prepare for runoff

Student Association candidates are preparing for a two-day runoff election this Wednesday and Thursday, three weeks after the original campus elections. The student court, which postponed the runoff for a recount of ballots in the presidential race, ordered elections to proceed after the Joint Elections Committee released its latest results. Alexis Rice, who was originally […]

GW places low, but posts high scores

The GW gymnastics team placed last in a tri-meet at the University of Georgia Saturday and third in a four-team meet at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., March 13. At Georgia, the Colonial women finished with a score of 191.400 to place last behind Georgia (198.375) and North Carolina State University (193.600). […]

Michigan students protest sweat shops

(U-WIRE) ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Discussions continued Thursday between University of Michigan administrators and student activists who have occupied President Lee Bollinger’s office in the Fleming Administration Building since Wednesday morning. Members of Students Organizing for Labor and Economic Equality said they will not leave the office until administrators meet their demands to develop a […]

Sports Briefs

Champney to compete at NCAAs GW swimmer Tim Champney qualified for the NCAA Division I Swimming Championships to be held March 25-27 in Indianapolis, Ind. The junior, the 1999 Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Performer, is the first male swimmer in GW history to reach the NCAAs. He will compete in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstrokes. […]