March 29, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 58

Stories from the March 29, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Leu beats Grosso in close EVP race

Caity Leu defeated Derek Grosso to become next year’s Student Association executive vice president Thursday, receiving 51 percent of the vote in a runoff election. Leu said she is simply relieved the SA elections finally are over. “At 9 p.m., it was over,” she said. “I had my life back. I could go study for […]

Rough SEAS – Staff editorial

Most students groan when they are assigned a 10-page paper for a class. Two students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science turned the usual reaction on its head – they wrote a 30-page memo to faculty members, not because they were looking for a good grade, but because they cared enough about SEAS […]

Woman reports assault in Mitchell Hall shower

Metropolitan Police are investigating a reported assault in a community bathroom in Mitchell Hall Thursday night. A female student told police she was showering in the women’s bathroom on the eighth floor of Mitchell when an unknown individual turned off the lights and dropped a knife and two bricks over the wall into the shower […]

Sports Briefs

Rogers, Mescheriakov take part in all-star weekend GW men’s basketball players Shawnta Rogers and Yegor Mescheriakov competed for the east team in the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game Friday at the Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. The west team won the game 93-86. Rogers scored five points and had three assists for the […]

More colleges move toward smoke-free residence halls

Colleges and universities across the country have begun to review and revise their smoking policies, as 4 million college students continue to smoke despite anti-smoking policies in residence halls and other public areas. But GW administrators say they do not plan to change the University’s current policy, which matches smokers and non-smokers by preference as […]

Champney records personal best at NCAA meet

Tim Champney’s historic trip to the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships – the first-ever appearances for a GW swimmer – got off to an auspicious start Friday. Champney vomited three times after placing 27th in the 100-yard backstroke in Indianapolis but he bounced back the next day to record a personal best in the 200-yard […]

AmeriCorps thrives amid partisanship

(U-WIRE) A class of 40,000 AmeriCorps members will serve the nation this year, tackling problems such as poverty, illiteracy and urban decay in their own backyards and beyond. Established under the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, AmeriCorps and two other service programs, Learn and Serve America and the National Senior Service Corps, […]

Record score lifts GW to A-10 Championship

The GW women’s gymnastics team captured its second consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship Saturday at McGonigle Hall in Philadelphia with the best score in school history. The Colonial women finished with an overall team score of 194.650, followed by Massachusetts (194.525), Rhode Island (193.650) and Temple (191.300). “It’s definitely sweeter the second time,” GW head coach […]

Tongue-piercing trend is trouble for teeth, speech

(U-WIRE) IOWA CITY, Iowa – Getting your tongue pierced may be stylish, but it can result in mouth trauma. Citing oral piercing as a “national health hazard,” members of the American Dental Association passed a resolution late last year opposing the practice for its role in hundreds of cases of mouth trauma nationwide. Local dentists […]

Colonials win four out of five

After struggling at many points early in the season, the GW baseball team has found a groove, winning four of its five games last week. The Colonials began the week by taking both halves of a doubleheader from Coppin State University and closed it by taking two of three in a series with Atlantic 10 […]