December 2, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 33

Stories from the December 2, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW officially opens fifth-floor Hippodrome

The fifth floor of the Marvin Center officially opened Wednesday with the ceremonial bowling of the first frame by Mike Petron, chairman of the Marvin Center Governing Board. Petron’s spare was directly preceded by the first official break on a billiard table by Student and Academic Support Services Vice President Robert Chernak. Though most of […]

Penders rides King and Brown to 500th win in home opener

The GW men’s basketball season already has been predictably unpredictable. After earning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors after the first two games in the Top of the World Classic, freshman SirValiant Brown dropped in 31 points in GW’s heartbreaking 93-92 loss to the University of Houston in the third-place game Nov. 21. GW […]

404,014 responsibilities — staff editorial

President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg made $404,014 during 1997-1998, making him the ninth-highest-paid college president in the nation, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Trachtenberg deserves every penny of his salary, but such substantial earnings carry a great deal of responsibility. The University president has an obligation to the students and faculty of GW, as […]

Temple ousts GW

PHILADELPHIA – Temple’s Enkeleida Shkoza pounded 23 kills and Atlantic 10 Player of the year Alma Kovaci added 15 as the Lady Owls ousted GW 3-1 in the semifinal round of the A-10 Tournament at McGonigle Hall. The tournament appearance was the GW women’s volleyball team’s first since the 1995 season. GW’s loss to Temple […]

President should improve communication

We are writing in response to a front-page article of The GW Hatchet published Nov. 22 entitled GW considers fraternity housing. As members of the executive board of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), it is our responsibility to represent the member fraternities in bringing questions, suggestions or petitions of grievance to the attention of the University […]

In a hard-fought volleyball season, it truly was a point for GW

Juniors Suzana Manole and Julie Jahnke were arm in arm after their volleyball defeat against Temple in the Atlantic 10 Tournament Friday afternoon in Philadelphia. They walked around the court and thanked a few GW fans who made the pilgrimage to McGonigle Hall during Thanksgiving break. These were kind, genuine gestures from players who had […]

Academic Update update

The Academic Update is back! The Student Association has distributed course evaluation questionnaires to all undergraduate professors. These assessments will be handed out to students during class periods this week. These evaluations will allow students to rate their professors in such areas as class format, presentation, knowledge of subject, accessibility and teaching style. When students […]

All stressed up? Get ready to let go

GW sophomore Samantha Fish will have composed four term papers on topics from developmental biology to the music of Mozart by the end of next week. She will have juggled her last week of classes with her time-consuming job as a runway model for a local D.C. company and kicked off an intense study marathon, […]

GW drops Hoops final to SMU

The GW women’s basketball team lost to Southern Methodist University 77-62 in the finals of the Hoops for the Cure Tournament at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas, Saturday. The competitive Colonial women were one half away from winning the tournament, but a strong Lady Mustang second half defeated GW. The Colonial women (2-2) advanced […]

Thirty seconds of relaxation banishes stress till vacation

If you can’t remember the last time you didn’t feel like pulling your hair out, stomping your feet and crying like a baby – you might be stressed. Even if this isn’t exactly you, anyone who has felt the irritating sting of anxiety once in a while can give these stress-busting tips a try, says […]