October 14, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 21

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

Family Weekend offers an array of events

GW’s annual Family Weekend kicks off Friday, giving students and their parents a chance to enjoy D.C.’s attractions, music, culture – and some “Midnight Madness.” The weekend has been the result of long-term planning, said Rodney Johnson, director of Parent Services. The upcoming weekend is filled with numerous activities that extend into the city. GW […]

Soccer collapses in second half

The GW women’s soccer team’s defense of its home field fell apart late in its Atlantic 10 games over the weekend as GW fell to UMass and Rhode Island. GW (2-11, 2-3 A-10) gave up five second-half goals in the two games as its opponents escaped with road victories. The Colonial women have been outscored […]

Misuse of `censorship’

The Hatchet irresponsibly used the word “censorship” to describe what happened with the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s “Sensation” display (“Dung Happens” p. 4, Oct. 4), and liken it to a book with the “if you don’t like it, you don’t have to read it” argument. Censorship is defined as a controlling government entity stopping a […]

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 […]