November 22, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 32

Stories from the November 22, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Higher education as a center rather than an alternative

When American universities and colleges underwent their great post-war expansion, most historians agree the motivation was not entirely educational. Millions of young, able-bodied American males were returning from the battlefields of Europe and East Asia. They expected to find jobs waiting for them. And a traditional post-war economic slump could have resulted in serious political […]

GW hosts model U.N. conference

Students from 12 D.C.-area middle schools learned about international affairs at the fourth annual Greater Washington Conference on International Affairs Saturday. About 170 eighth-grade students from schools in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. gathered in the Marvin Center Ballroom at 9 a.m. for opening ceremonies. Keynote speaker Lary MacDonald of the Mid-Atlantic Region Japan-in-the-Schools addressed the […]

Colonials win opener in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — Players like freshman guard SirValiant Brown, who yelled and pumped his fist after capping an 80-74 win over Indiana State University with a layup at the buzzer, aren’t supposed to show that much emotion in only the first game of the season. But then again, freshman guards like Brown aren’t supposed to […]

GW students protest against hate crimes

Students gathered to fight for their rights and take a stand against violence, according to a CD handed out at the Religion Week event Wednesday in the Marvin Center. Four speakers from organizations committed to stopping hate crimes discussed a growing national trend and ways to curb the violence with about 40 students. Michael Liberman […]

Colonials go down shooting

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA – After Friday night’s season-opening win over Indiana State University, it was easy to wink at GW’s 40-percent field goal shooting Saturday night, it was hard not to shut both eyes. After hanging with the University of Oklahoma (2-0) for a half, GW found an offensive disaster in the second half. The Sooners […]

News Briefs

Kappa Sigma and Delta Gamma receive sanctions The Kappa Sigma fraternity and Delta Gamma sorority received social probation, a fine and a requirement to have an alcohol awareness risk-management session after holding an unregistered mixer recently, said David Pine, manager of Student Judicial Services. Pine said SJS look at each case individually, and the office […]

Colonial women are playoff-bound

A split was what the GW volleyball team needed to earn its first Atlantic 10 Tournament berth since 1995, and a split was what the Colonial women fought hard to get over the weekend. GW defeated Massachusetts Saturday night to advance to the tourney in Philadelphia, Nov 26-27. After falling to Rhode Island the night […]

The inevitable fragility of life

(U-WIRE) COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The feeling was not unlike waking up to news that the sun had failed to rise. A mid-November morning without the stack of logs for the bonfire was only slightly less surreal than a dawn without a daybreak. Unfortunately, the tragic facts – at least 11 dead, dozens injured after […]

Sweet home Alaska

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA – Mark Lund is home. Well, not really. He’s from Klawock. This is Fairbanks. Lund will tell you that Klawock’s 1,000 miles south of here. That’s because, well, Alaska is huge. Big as a country. In fact, if Texas is really like a whole `nother country, it’s worth remembering that Alaska is twice […]

Colonials get one recruit in early signing period

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — GW men’s basketball coach Tom Penders confirmed Thursday that GW has received a national letter of intent from high school recruit Shawn Davis. Davis is a 6-7, 235-pound, small power-forward from Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tenn. GW Associate Head Coach Rob Wright reported that Davis averaged 15 points, 14 […]