April 5, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 60

Stories from the April 5, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW blows away competition

About 3,700 people cheered Saturday night as GW’s dance team won first place in the sixth annual Bhangra Blowout intercollegiate dance competition in DAR Constitution Hall. Bhangra is a traditional South Asian dance tracing its roots to Punjab – a region in India and Pakistan. It incorporates active movements with pronounced drumbeats. “The purpose of […]

A cautionary tale of chocolate

Although Easter has come and gone, I cannot help but be reminded of the reason we all come together to celebrate this most sacred time of year. This event has affected us all, both spiritually and physically. We are all touched, in a decidedly non-physical manner, by both its far-reaching implications and its personal meaning. […]

No longer any need for NATO

The March 29 op-ed “A righteous engagement” (p. 5) by Alan Elias called the current NATO operations in Kosovo a “righteous engagement” that will allow the United States to reach its “rendezvous with destiny.” While no one arguing against the airstrikes believes that Serbia should be allowed to continue murdering Albanian Kosovars, the use of […]

Goddbye, Mr. GW – Staff editorial

In an age when most people switch jobs many times and when temps are the norm in most offices, a person like Ron Howard is a rarity. Howard has worked at GW in one capacity or another for more than 35 years. He has served as the director of alumni admissions for the past decade […]

Crying wolf – Staff editorial

Last week a student filed reports with both University and Metropolitan Police claiming she had been assaulted in a Mitchell Hall community bathroom. The student said an unknown individual turned off the lights while she in the shower and threw a knife and two bricks into the shower stall. Immediately, the incident sparked concern among […]

Upcoming Games

B-baseballG-golfMT-men’s tennisWT-women’s tennis Monday: G at Dayton Flyer Invit. Tuesday: B at Georgetown-3 p.m.WT at American-2:30 p.m. Wednesday: B vs. Mt. St. Mary’s- 3 p.m.WT at George Mason-2:30 p.m.MT at American-2 p.m. Thursday: B at Towson-3 p.m.

GW baseball takes three from Fordham

Last season, Fordham ended one of the best seasons on record for the GW baseball program with a win in the rain-shortened Atlantic 10 Tournament semifinals. But the Colonials exacted a bit of revenge by sweeping the defending A-10 champion Rams in convincing fashion at home this weekend. “We wanted revenge,” junior Ryan Dacey said. […]

GW rows solidly in pair of meets in Massachusetts

The GW men’s and women’s crews both rowed in Massachusetts Saturday, where the women came away with a win and two second-place finishes. In Boston, the women’s varsity eight boat took second to Boston University and finished ahead of the U.S. Naval Academy. GW finished in a time of 6:49.4, five seconds behind BU. The […]

GW golf team finishes 11th out of 30 teams

The GW golf team finished 11th in a field of 30 in one of its biggest events of the year, the William & Mary Kiskiack Invitational, held March 29-30 in Williamsburg, Va. James Madison University won the event with a score of 586 (10-over), followed by the University of Richmond with 593 (17-over). The Colonials […]

Sports Briefs

Moorehead promoted to head volleyball coach Yvette Moorehead was named head coach of the GW women’s volleyball team Friday. Moorehead, who became GW’s assistant coach in July 1998, replaces former head coach Susie Homan. She resigned in January after nine seasons as head coach.-Dustin Gouker Two gymnasts reach NCAAs Although the entire GW gymnastics team […]