February 22, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 44

Stories from the February 22, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW at the millennium: Faculty, students cope with changing technology

Gone are the tenderly handwritten letters sending confidences to lovers or to parents; we use e-mail these days. Gone is the 10-year-old girl lying on her belly on a shag rug, writing stories; she’s upright at her workstation, surfing the Internet, playing video games. -Bonnie Morris, GW women’s studies professor, from the Dec. 10, 1999 […]

McCalla lifts Colonials

Atlantic 10 Gymnast of the Week Devin McCalla scored a school record 39.425 at the Towson Invitational, leading the Colonials to victory in Sunday’s six-team tournament in Maryland. GW’s score of 194.375 beat second-place Towson University (193.050) as the Colonials took their revenge after losing twice to Towson last season. McCalla won the balance beam […]

News Briefs

Young Hispanics rally for RepublicansStudents joined a Capitol Hill rally last Wednesday as the Young Hispanic Republican Association brought its national organization to D.C. area schools. The YHRA members hope to open a GW chapter next fall, National YHRA President Gloria Markus said. Members of Congress and their aides spoke to Hispanic students about getting […]

Colonial swimmers finish fourth at A-10s

Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took fourth place at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend at the Flickinger Aquatic Center (Buffalo, N.Y.). The men finished with 523 points, behind Massachusetts (544.5 points), St. Bonaventure (613.5 points) and Virginia Tech, which won the meet with 729.5 points. The GW […]

GW law students argue for first prize in moot court finals

Two teams of GW Law School students competed for the top spot in a prestigious moot court competition Friday night. Second-year law students Seth Cohen and Jeffrey Foor won the Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition after presenting their case in front of a three-judge panel. Zachary Cunha and Chris Pugsley were officially runners-up, […]

Sports Brief

At the George Mason Collegiate Invitational, an indoor track meet held Saturday, GW’s cross country team entered three long-distance events. Erin Farrelly finished 10th for the women in the 3,000-meter run. David Talburd led the men, finishing 16th in the one-mile run.-David Holt

Stepping Tid-Bits

The Nut-Cracker, which originated in the late 1970s, is the most popular Phi Beta Sigma step. Phi Beta Sigma takes credit for the creation of this move.Other Phi Beta Sigma steps include the Passage and the Badstep. Phi Beta Sigma Brother Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana is credited with introducing African coming-of-age dances to steppers. Step […]

Spring Sports Predictions

The Atlantic 10 coaches have made their predictions for the NCAA Atlantic 10 spring sports. BaseballEast1. UMass2. Fordham3. Rhode Island4. Temple5. St. Bonaventure6. St. Joseph’sWest1. Virginia Tech2. GW3. Xavier4. La Salle5. Duquesne6. Dayton Men’s Golf1. Rhode Island2. Xavier3. Virginia Tech4. Temple5. GW6. Dayton7. St. Bonaventure8. Duquesne9. St. Joseph’s10. Fordham11. La Salle Women’s Crew1. UMass2. GW3. […]

Ohio congressman speaks with CRs

Congressman Robert Ney (R-Ohio) discussed his road to the House of Representatives, his career in the Republican Party and the upcoming 2000 election with GW College Republicans Thursday night in the Marvin Center. The event was part of the CRs Congressional Lecture Series. This is where it starts, Ney said. These elections are just as […]

Smith Center, Colonials defeat Musketeers, 70-68

When the GW women’s basketball team lost at Massachusetts Thursday night, the No. 25 Colonials fell a half-game behind Xavier for the lead in the Atlantic 10 West Division. When Sunday’s contest was complete, the Colonials regained the top spot with a 70-68 comeback victory over Xavier in front of a regular-season record 3,217 Smith […]