April 17, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 57

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

THE COLONIAL CENTURY: The Greatest GW Teams of All Time

As one on thee they march beneath the Orange and the Blue, Here’s to thy colors fair and free, Columbian!– The Orange and Blue, 1895 Hail to the Buff!Hail to the Blue!Hail to the Buff and Blue!-The GW Fight Song, 1989 Ever since the founding of Columbian College in 1821, the institution known since 1904 […]

IMF/World Bank Protests: IMF issues hit chord with student action groups

Rally cries filled a Washington park Sunday afternoon, as thousands gathered to protest the meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Many of those were college students, who have taken a strong interest in the labor practices of the two international organizations. The protesters are spending the weekend attempting to block the entrance […]

GW’s Greatest Teams: 7 – 1936 Football

With the graduation of the great Tuffy Leemans after the 1935 season, the Colonials may have expected a let-down from their 1930s run of success. But instead GW posted a school-best mark of 7-1-1. The Colonials outscored their first two opponents 66-0, then tied the favored University of Mississippi 0-0. GW followed that with an […]

Former Post editor visits HOVA

Former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee addressed members of the Hall on Virginia Avenue’s Watergate floor Thursday evening as the last speaker of the yearlong Community Living and Learning Center’s Watergate program. Bradlee, who retired in 1991 after 23 years as editor, was partly responsible for the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate coverage and […]

GW’s Greatest Teams: 9 – 1979 Baseball

Finishing 35-16, the Colonials won the Eastern Eight Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. There, with a 5-2 victory over Seton Hall University, the 1979 Colonials (who played their home games on the Ellipse) became the only team in school history to win an NCAA Tournament game. That year, pitcher Mike Howell set a […]

College students ready to protest IMF, World Bank

WASHINGTON – Students from around the country began arriving in the nation’s capital Friday, ready to protest the actions of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund during their weekend meetings. Outside the World Bank headquarters Friday, Peter Graif, 19, sat and watched with two friends as police barricaded the building. He traveled all night […]

GW’s Greatest Teams: 6 – 1935-1937 Men’s Basketball

Coach Bill Reinhart came to GW basketball in 1935 and things were never the same. In the 1935-’36 season, the Colonials went 16-3. Before rankings and tournaments, judging the prowess of this team has been left to experts such as St. Bonaventure Professor Patrick Premo. Premo has ranked GW’s team that year the 15th best […]

Students honored at awards ceremony

The night was more like The Oscars than the average student awards ceremony. Most men sported tuxes and women wore formal dresses Thursday night at the Excellence in Student Life Awards. The annual ceremony began 15 years ago to recognize students and faculty for outstanding contributions to the GW community. Many facets of student life […]

GW’s Greatest Teams: 5 – 1994-1995 Women’s Basketball

The Colonials went 26-6 this year, and 14-2 in the A-10. After coasting to an A-10 Tournament Championship, GW was given a four-seed in the NCAA Tournament. By knocking off DePaul University, GW moved on to face No. 5 seeded Drake University in the second round. Trailing 78-61 with under five minutes left, GW faced […]