October 14, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 21

Stories from the October 14, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

UPD and MPD investigate armed robbery

Two armed men allegedly stole an undetermined amount of money from a second floor office in the Marvin Center Tuesday morning, University administrators said. The suspects entered the building at about 11 a.m., went up to the GW Food Services office, room 206, and pulled out a gun on two female Aramark employees, according to […]

Recreational sports teams search for home

Recreational sports team members said they still hope to find their field of dreams amid a dearth of space. “(GW) doesn’t own any fields unless you count the Quad or the Mount Vernon field,” said Aubre Jones, director of Recreational Sports and Fitness Services. The lack of field space translated to increased student frustration because […]

Colonials drop two

On a New England swing over the weekend, the GW men’s soccer team lost to two good Atlantic 10 teams, falling to 2-8-1 (1-4 A-10). GW scored nine goals in its first three matches this season but has notched only five in its eight matches since. URI 2, GW 0Sunday, Oct. 10 Rhode Island (9-2-1, […]

GW splits in Ohio

The GW women’s volleyball team split two Atlantic 10 road matches in Ohio as it defeated Xavier Friday night and lost to Dayton Saturday. Senior outside hitter Gabriela Mojska returned to the lineup, leading GW’s efforts with 33 kills over the weekend. GW (9-6, 4-3 A-10) now finds itself in a pack of A-10 teams […]

Bortz looks back on GW, forward to Hampden-Sydney

Walter Bortz, GW vice president for Administrative and Information Services, is returning to his roots as he departs GW for a small Virginia college. “I am a product of a small, liberal arts college,” said Bortz, a graduate of Bethany College in West Virginia. He said he believes his influence could be greatest in such […]

Students ponder interracial dating and double standards

Zeta Phi Beta, a historically African-American sorority, held the second annual “Interracial Dating Discussion” Wednesday night on the third floor of the Marvin Center. Carmen Strong, the program chairwoman for the sorority, said she believes interracial dating is an important subject for college students to address. “I know in the African-American community, it seems to […]

Sports Briefs

Water polo falls to 5-11 At the Collegiate Water Polo Association Round III at Salem-Teikyo University, the Colonials lost to Bucknell University 21-14 and Salem-Teikyo 20-8. GW topped Slippery Rock University 21-4. Basketball memories to be relived at J Street Highlights of last year’s basketball season, including the Xavier game, will be broadcast every day […]

Cutting the Nets down to size

Tuesday night, for the first time in what seems like forever, a Colonial put on an NBA uniform and walked onto an American court as a professional basketball player. This particular player’s name was Shawnta Rogers, and although the 2,500 Albany, N.Y., fans that turned out for the exhibition opener between the New Jersey Nets […]

Students raise money with date auction

Bachelors and bachelorettes participating in the Singles’ Auction used spirited salsa steps and flushed smiles to garner more than $200 for a Latin-American scholarship fund Friday night. The money raised will contribute to a scholarship fund for an exemplary Latin-American GW student chosen by the Latinos For Progress executive board. Hip-hop, salsa and house music […]

Increased security halts skateboard `grinding’

Students will have a difficult time “grinding” outside the International Monetary Fund after security was increased Friday, bank security officers said. The bank added round-the-clock security on the corner of 19th and H streets to discourage a recent surge of skateboarding in the area, said Captain Brad Philips, shift supervisor of bank security. Marble ledges […]