February 17, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 43

Stories from the February 17, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

When two roads diverge in a wood, which one will GW take?

Sometimes wins are as hard to find as GW coverage in The College Park Post. Sometimes you can’t win even when you come back from 14 down in the second half to take the lead on Old Dominion. Or when you’re down by 16 and come back on Siena. Or when you’re down by 17 […]

INS requires foreign student payment fee

Foreign students studying in the United States will be required by immigration services to pay a $95 fee to support a new Internet-based tracking system. In the next 12 months foreign students will begin supporting the Coordinated Interagency Partnership Regulating International Students, in part directed by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, said Judith Green, […]

Sports Brief

McCalla wins A-10 award GW sophomore Devin McCalla was named Atlantic10 gymnastics Performer of the Week for the second time this season. McCalla’s all-around score of 39.225 at the University of New Hampshire Invitational last weekend was the highest in the A-10 this season. Her balance beam score was the second highest in the A-10 […]

Local fire department offers smoke detectors

GW students may get free smoke detectors from the D.C. Fire Department’s Engine 23 station on 2119 G St. Captain Alan Dutton said it is easy for people who don’t have a working fire detector to get one. You put your hand out, and we put one in, he said. But Dutton cautioned the offer […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday: WBBall at UMass-7 p.m. MBBall vs. Virginia Tech-7:30 p.m. Friday: Baseball at East Carolina-3:30 p.m. Swimming and Diving at A-10 Champ. Saturday: MBBall vs. Rhode Island-12 p.m. Baseball at ECU-2 p.m. MTennis at West VirginiaXCountry at George Mason OpenSwimming and Diving at A-10 Champ. Sunday: Gymnastics at Towson-1 p.m. Baseball at ECU-1 p.m. WBBall […]

GW offers extra time for early decision

GW recently implemented a second early-decision admittance policy, which will allow more students to commit early with a later deadline. Some students decide that GW is their first choice after having visited in the fall of their senior year, said Kathryn Napper, GW’s director of Admissions.This second early decision plan allows these students to still […]

Men’s Basketball Previews

George Washington (11-12, 5-5 Atlantic 10) Virginia Tech (12-12, 5-6 A-10) Thursday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Smith CenterTV: A-10 TVRadio: WAGE 1200 AM (available on the Internet at Broadcast.com) Campus Radio: WRGW 540 AM (available on GWTV Channel 22; available on Internet at www.gwradio.com) Rankings: VT is ranked 145th in unofficial Ratings Percentage Index (Strength […]

Economist discusses effects of globalization

Harvard Professor Jeffery Sachs raised questions about the worldwide effect of globalization at Funger Hall Tuesday. When we think about globalization, the point I want to stress today, is that we should really think about the globe, and not just about us, Sachs said. Sachs’ lecture, entitled Making Globalization Work: Reflections After the Flare-up in […]

Women’s Basketball Previews

No. 25 George Washington (20-3, 11-1 Atlantic 10) Massachusetts (10-13, 7-5 A-10) Thursday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Mullins CenterAmherst, Mass. Head Coaches: GW: Joe McKeown (11th season) UMass: Joanie O’Brian (ninth season) All-time series record: GW leads 24-5Last meeting: GW 82-54 (Jan. 7, 99) Last meeting at Mullins Center: UMass 68-55 (Feb. 19, 1998) Current […]

GW examines pros and cons of global economy

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Sachs’ appearance at Funger Hall drew some criticism, but audience members said overall they approved of Sachs’ commentary. I really liked hearing a proponent of globalization who confronts its negative aspects and responds to them, said Jamie Foster, a first-year graduate student in the Elliott School of International Affairs. Perrine Bismuth, an […]