September 23, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 15

Stories from the September 23, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW preseason ranked 11th

The Women’s Basketball News Service released its preseason top 25 Monday, and the GW women’s basketball team found itself in a familiar position – highly ranked. The Service ranked the Colonial women 11th in the country, making them the only Atlantic 10 team in the top 25. The Service also named senior guard Elisa Aguilar […]

SA seeks to break freshman `curse’

Student Association graduate Sen. J.P. Blackford (SEAS) said he hopes the “curse” does not strike this year’s Student Association freshman senators. That “curse” is the high number of freshman senators who fail to return to the SA Senate after their first year of service. As chairman of the SA Rules Committee, Blackford oversees the application […]

Sports Brief

Cross country and crew open seasons with major home events Saturday, the men’s and women’s crew teams will take the water for the first time as they host the Head of the Potomac at the Thompson Boat House (end of Virginia Avenue) on the Potomac River. Both crews will race in the morning. The meet […]

SA book exchange breeds success

The days of waiting in line for textbooks are over. Sort of. The semi-annual Student Association Book Exchange held at the beginning of the semester provided students with an economical way of selling and buying used textbooks, SA vice president for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Cox said. Led by Cox, the SA’s Book Exchange bought and […]

Upcoming games

Thursdayno games scheduled FridayWVBall vs. Temple-6:30 p.m.MTennis at Metro Champ. (D.C.)WTennis at Maryland Invit. SaturdayCrew- Head of the Potomac (D.C.) 8:30 a.m.MWater Polo vs. Grove City-1:00 p.m.M Water Polo vs. Navy-7:00 p.m.WVBall vs. La Salle-5:30 p.m.MTennis at Metro Champ.WTennis at Maryland Invit. SundayCC at GW Invit. (Centreville, Va.)-10:15 a.m.WSoccer vs. Va. Tech-1:00 p.m.MSoccer vs. Va. […]

Spirit program takes shape at GW

Erin Movshin, coordinator of GW’s Spirit program and coach for the University’s cheerleading and dance team, started this week’s tryouts with some realistic advice. “We’re seeing how fast you can learn, and we’re seeing if we can work with you,” Movshin said to the group of prospective dancers, cheerleaders and mascots at Monday’s audition. Movshin […]

Diet supplements are plentiful but often powerless

Health experts say that a lot of fat can be trimmed from the claims made by the makers of many diet supplements. While most supplements claim weight-loss benefits, few have been proven to be successful, health experts say. Yet many diet supplements available at supermarkets and nutrition stores nationwide continue to lure buyers with attractive […]

News Briefs

National groups offer free trips to Israel Birthright Israel is offering 40 Jewish students at GW the opportunity to visit Israel for free from Jan. 3 to 14. Greg Schofer, assistant director of GW’s Hillel, said the University is one of 80 schools participating in the nationwide program. “The program is intended to send people […]

D.C. Diary Common ground

Comments jump across the room as hands eagerly wave awaiting their turn. Twenty-six students vie for a chance to jump into the conversation. Each of them offers a unique opinion at the U-shaped arrangement of tables. Some dominate the conversation, while others seem to wait for hours before their voices are heard. It is a […]

Medical school students help undergraduates form group

Students from a group in GW’s School of Medicine and Health Science are assisting pre-health undergraduates by giving them advice on a number of issues. At a Monday meeting of pre-health students, undergraduates proposed to start their own Student National Medical Association/Minority Association of Pre-Health Students chapter on campus. The focus of MAPS is to […]