March 30, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 52

Stories from the March 30, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SMPA anticipates new building, technology

Construction of the new School of Media and Public Affairs building is running close to schedule, with faculty planning to move into the building in the middle of fall semester and classes beginning January 2001, SMPA Director Jean Folkerts said. The new building at the corner of 21st and H streets will house faculty offices, […]

McCalla and Colonials take Atlantic 10 crown, qualify for regionals

The No. 26-ranked GW gymnastics team will compete in the NCAA Regional Championships Saturday at the Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga., after winning its third consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship in record fashion March 18. The team’s return to the NCAA Regional Championships marks GW’s eighth appearance in the last nine years. Last season, Devin McCalla […]

For a wrongly sentenced man, it’s a matter of life and death

I don’t think anyone would argue that the race of a defendant is not supposed to influence their punishment – but a study done in Philadelphia showed murders by blacks are treated more severely and deserving of the death penalty, with the defendant’s race being comparable to other legitimate aggravating factors such as torture or […]

News Briefs

GW music department to present jazz festival The GW music department will hold its fifth annual jazz festival April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Marvin Betts Theatre. The festival will include ensembles under the direction of GW professors John Albertson, Peter Fraize, Jim Levy, Ricky Loza and David Marsh. It will also feature […]

Penders a target of two suits

Two weeks ago, men’s basketball Coach Tom Penders was added to two lawsuits, both stemming from the controversy that ended his 10-year tenure at the University of Texas. In March of 1998, an unofficial grade report on Longhorn freshman Luke Axtell was faxed to Austin, Texas, radio station KVET while Penders was on vacation in […]

Baseball completes solid March with win over Towson

The GW baseball team defeated host Towson University 3-1 Wednesday to give the Colonials a successful 13-7 record in March. Senior Matt Walker (A-10 Player of the Week over spring break) led the offense for GW with 23 hits and 19 RBIs over spring break, while freshman Greg Conden won two games and improved his […]

Columbia Plaza liable for GW student code

GW students living in the Columbia Plaza apartment complex were informed before spring break that their actions are now subject to the University’s Student Code of Conduct. I was very upset, said senior Kaitlin Donahue, who lives in Columbia Plaza’s C building. I didn’t sign my lease with GW. I felt that I shouldn’t be […]

April may bring two more recruits for Penders’ class

The spring signing period is two weeks away, and men’s basketball Coach Tom Penders said he hopes to sign up to two players in the spring period, which lasts from April 12 to May 15. We’d like to sign at least one, and maybe two, he said from his home Wednesday before departing Thursday for […]

Sports Briefs

Brown finishes second in scoring There have been freshmen in men’s college basketball with higher scoring averages, but no freshman in the history of the game had ever led the nation in scoring. The race for the 1999-2000 scoring title went down to the final game, but GW freshman guard SirValiant Brown ended up on […]

Murphy to head young Hatchet staff in the coming year

The GW Hatchet editorial board elected Richard Murphy, current editorial editor, as its editor in chief for the 2000-2001 school year. Murphy was born in West New York, N.J., and grew up in Mount Pocono, Pa. He is a history major with a minor in human services. Murphy must be confirmed by the Hatchet’s Board […]