March 25, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 57

Stories from the March 25, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Like a bad dream – Staff editorial

The end is finally in sight. Hallelujah! If you have been paying any sort of attention to campus goings-on (and if you care), you know the protracted election season will finally end Thursday. You will no longer be deluged with posters, palm cards and other various pieces of campaign literature. You can return to the […]

Upcoming Games

B-baseballMT-men’s tennisWT-women’s tennisC-crewG-gymnastics (DH)-doubleheader*at Temple Thursday: B vs. Coppin St.-3 p.m. Friday: MT vs. W. Va.-3 p.m. Saturday: B at Va. Tech (DH)-noonMT vs. Duquesne-3 p.m.WT at Mt. St. Mary’s-9:30 a.m.G at A-10 Champ.-TBA*C-at Rochester/Cornell-8 a.m. Sunday: B at Va. Tech-1 p.m.

Colonials beat Patriots, lose to Navy on the road

The GW baseball team split its last two games, losing on the road to the U.S. Naval Academy Wednesday and defeating George Mason University Tuesday. The Colonials also picked up a win by forfeit when the College of William & Mary refused to play a game at Barcroft Field last Wednesday. According to NCAA rules, […]

Sports Brief

Rogers, Mescheriakov named to all-star team The National Association of Basketball Coaches selected Shawnta Rogers and Yegor Mescheriakov to play in the NABC All-Star Game at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Tampa, Fla. Rogers and Mescheriakov will represent the east squad under University of Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith. Teammates on the east team include guards […]

Faithful patrons look for ways to save Sholl’s

There’s a saying at Sholl’s Colonial Cafeteria: “It’s where the senators come to slum and the homeless come to splurge.” One visit to the 71-year-old D.C. landmark proves that sentiment rings true. The customers are a diverse lot: senior citizens and college students, members of the House of Representatives and homeless people, former presidents and […]

Xavier-GW made NCAAs OK

Just hearing the announcer call Albert Roma a “gangly guy” made the disaster against Indiana University a little easier to take. Knowing Shawnta Rogers was getting the national publicity he so rightfully deserved also made it slightly better. And if you lasted until the end of the game, seeing Bobby Knight put his hands on […]

Rape victim continues civil suit

Jessica Smithers says no matter how often she talks about the night she was raped in October 1995, it spurs strong emotions. “I have had to discuss it on so many instances, and it still hasn’t gotten easier,” she said. Smithers, who transferred to GW in 1997, was a freshman at Boston University when she […]

GW gymnasts shoot for second straight A-10 title

The GW gymnastics team will try to “defend what is ours” when it competes at the Atlantic 10 Championships Saturday in Philadelphia, sophomore Lindsey Ferris said. Winners of last year’s A-10 title and the No. 1 seed this year, the Colonial women and head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham are not ready to relinquish their title. “We […]

Eight D.C. high schoolers earn GW scholarships

GW awarded scholarships to eight seniors from D.C. public high schools Tuesday during a luncheon at the University Club. The 1999 Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship Program, formerly called the 21st Century Scholars program, will give eight young women more than a million dollars in scholarship funds over four years. The scholarship money goes toward full […]

Rape victims stay silent, unsure where to turn

The shadow of rape loomed in English Professor Abby Wilkerson’s GW classroom, invading student journal entries and emotional personal essays. Last spring, the professor responded to her students by searching educational databases for information about rape and sexual assault on college campuses, but said she found few writers and researchers addressing the taboo subject. Wilkerson […]