March 2, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 47

Stories from the March 2, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

JEC repeat – staff editorial

After the Joint Election Committee’s election debacle last year, it seemed things couldn’t get any worse – until this year. Because the Student Activities Center failed to contact the person who usually programs the voting machines, students voted for candidates on paper ballots while machines sat idle. Not only is the situation simply unacceptable, but […]

Counting votes turns surreal

Amid yawns and the occasional swear word, the ballots were counted by hand Wednesday night. And Thursday morning. As one counter yelled out the names on each ballot, the talleys were kept. A pretty fair and accurate system, if this was 1821, before computers or voting machines. But in the first Student Association elections of […]

On the road again, Colonials edge UMass

All season long for the GW men’s basketball team, what’s supposed to happen rarely has. Whether it was a win over Maryland or a loss to Duquesne, the Colonials have consistently redefined the improbable. And even when they seemed to be headed in only one direction, they went and lost to La Salle. But this […]

Senior inspiration from Mark Lund

This Saturday at noon, GW will take the court for its last home game of this disappointing season. Mark Lund will be on the sidelines for his last regular season game as a Colonial, and in celebration of Senior Day, I think all students should show up. As part of the graduating senior class, I […]

GW heads to Philly in search of A-10 Crown

The Atlantic 10 West Division champion GW women’s basketball team begins postseason play Saturday at noon when it will take on the Temple/La Salle winner in the A-10 Tournament’s quarterfinal round at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. GW enters the A-10 tourney with the same regular season record (23-4) as the other top conference teams […]

Love at first byte

Editor’s note: The names of some of the GW students in this story have been changed to protect their identities. Relaxing in her room after a day of classes, a sophomore sits in front of her computer furiously typing, eager to share the day’s events with friends on America Online’s Instant Messenger. Clara, who did […]

Students utilize Internet technology to find new ways to cheat in classes

GW student perception of academic cheating has changed as different methods of cheating develop and stress levels remain high, University officials said. A recent national study that shows about 84 percent of university students believe they need to cheat to get ahead. The U.S. News and World Report study cited parental pressure, peer pressure and […]

Men’s Basketball Preview

George Washington (15-13, 9-6 Atlantic 10) No. 5 Temple (22-5, 13-2 A-10) Saturday, March 4, NoonSmith CenterTV: ESPN (broadcasters: Dave Sims and Jimmy Dykes) Radio: WAGE 1200 AM (available on the Internet at Campus radio: WRGW 540 AM (available on GWTV Channel 22; available on Internet at TotalCast live statistical updates: Available at […]

Online and out of luck: Tips to avoid cyber date disasters

1. Clarify everyone’s expectations. Make sure you know what the person hopes to get out of the relationship. 2. Just because you know someone online for some time, do not let your guard down any sooner than with a traditional date. 3. Double date if possible. Your friends are probably dying to get the juicy […]

Committee calls PB, MCGB races

The Program Board/Marvin Center Governing Board Elections Committee declared Seth Weinert the winner in the Program Board executive chair race, according to preliminary election results. The Student Association Elections Committee had not completed its preliminary tally as of 4:30 a.m., but counts thus far showed presidential candidates Jeff Marootian and David Burt in a tight […]