October 7, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 19

Stories from the October 7, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Words of wisdom from the 172nd-best columnist in America

Let me save you a few bucks. In fact, I’ll save you all those hours you would have spent watching basketball this year. There’s quite a few of those preseason college basketball previews hitting the stands now. Never mind that teams haven’t even started practicing, or that no magazine has yet to figure out that […]

Bortz to leave GW for Virginia college

GW Vice President for Administrative and Information Services Walter Bortz will leave GW to become president of Hampden-Sydney College at the end of this academic year. Barbara Porter, GW’s director of Public Affairs, said an official announcement will be made Thursday. GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said Bortz’s departure is sad, but his time has […]

Growing up fast

Winning now is nice. But sometimes, winning tomorrow is better. With a 2-6-1 record behind them, 1-2 in the Atlantic 10, and eight conference games remaining, the GW men’s soccer team will play out the season with one eye toward the scoreboard and one eye toward next year. For a great many of these young […]

Governor decries U.S. drug policies

When New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson walked into a Marvin Center meeting room Monday, tie-dyed shirts and Birkenstocks were nowhere to be found. “I was surprised when I walked into this room that I didn’t see tie-dye, incense and the Grateful Dead playing in the background,” said Darren White, secretary of the Department of Public […]

Winning now matters for GW

GW women’s soccer team (2-9, 2-1 Atlantic 10) traveled to UMass and Rhode Island at this time last season. In the midst of a three-match conference winning streak at the time, GW headed north and defeated both teams by one goal. Head coach Michele Rodriguez-Smith’s team finished 1998 with an 11-10-0 overall and an impressive […]

Students recover from Gore move

Several GW students felt the impact of Vice President Al Gore’s announcement last week that he will move his presidential campaign headquarters from D.C. to Nashville, Tenn. GW students who volunteered or interned for the Gore 2000 campaign said their political involvement will not end because of the move. “I might actually get to sleep […]

Sports Briefs

Colonials compete down South Six GW men’s tennis players competed last weekend in the Men’s East Coast Collegiate Championship at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. In “B” singles, Kevin Wright lost both his matches while Kinzie Wright won two matches and then retired. In “C” singles, Drew Zamansky lost, won a consolation match, and […]

SEAS truck team set to design vehicle

The School of Engineering and Applied Science FutureTruck Team plans to convert an ordinary truck into a super-efficient electric vehicle beginning in November. GW is one of 15 universities selected to participate in the FutureTruck 2000 Competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and major U.S. auto corporations. Each university is given $10,000 in […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday:no games scheduled Friday:WSoccer vs. UMass-3 p.m.MSoccer at UMass-3:30 p.m.WVBall at Xavier-7 p.m. Saturday:MWPolo at Salem-Teikyo (3 matches)WVBall at Dayton-6:30 p.m. Sunday:MSoccer at Rhode Island-12 p.m.WSoccer vs. Rhode Island-1 p.m.

Distance learning goes abroad

Students in GW’s distance learning program are trading in their classroom seats for chairs in front of their computers worldwide. Outside the United States, students are participating in new distance learning classes that GW is offering in conjunction with the United States Navy and GW’s Medical Center. Through the program, one student worked toward his […]