March 30, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 52

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

Students protest NRA, guns

Set against a backdrop of blossoming cherry trees, chirping birds and a visit to campus by Charlton Heston, head of the National Rifle Association, students from GW and other area universities listened to activists and legislators speak on gun control at Georgetown University Wednesday. About 200 students gathered to protest youth accessibility to weapons, more […]

Colonials’ run ends in NCAA second round

The GW women’s basketball team saw its surprising season end March 19 in South Bend, Ind., when the Fighting Irish of the University of Notre Dame annihilated GW in the NCAA second round, handing the Colonials their worst loss in five years. Still, GW improved to 8-0 all-time in the first round (all under Coach […]

Tragic, untimely death brings families together

First-person narrative The day was Good Friday, 1999. Outside LaGuardia Airport in New York, the sun blanketed me like warm flannel sheets. When my parents arrived late, which is highly unusual, I already began to suspect something was wrong. My father hugged me extra tight, and my mother squeezed my shoulder. We hopped into the […]

Marvin Center receives face lift, impedes traffic

Construction of a new elevator and repairs to the outer surface of the Marvin Center are slowing pedestrian traffic on H Street and increasing automobile traffic. These repairs are only the beginning of renovations planned for the Marvin Center. Students returned from spring break to find the entrance to J Street and the GW Bookstore […]

GW opponents are cursed in the first

The Colonials improved to 8-0 in the first round March 17 vs. UCLA. March 13, 1991 – Richmond, Va. No. 10 seed GW 73, No. 7 Richmond 62March 18, 1992 – Smith CenterNo. 8 GW 70, No. 9 Vermont 69March 16, 1994 – Smith CenterNo. 7 GW 74, UAB 66March 17. 1995 – Smith CenterNo. […]

Another Aston problem

Recently, I came home to my room in the infamous Aston Hall only to discover that my keycard would not work. After three visits to the front desk and three reprogrammed keys later, I still could not get into my room. University Police was then called to let me back into my room. However, when […]

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 […]