April 17, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 57

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

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 […]

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: 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 […]

School of education ranked 30th in nation

GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development is ranked the 30th-best program in the country, despite its relatively short 20-year history and small size, according to a U.S. News and World Report study. Among a list dominated by larger and longer-standing public institutions, GSEHD gained high marks in reputation among high school superintendents and […]

GW’s Greatest Teams: 2 – 1956 Football

It was the greatest year GW football would ever know. Compiling a 7-1-1 regular season record, GW was invited to the only bowl game in school history – the Sun Bowl, where they faced host Texas Western (now UTEP) in El Paso. The Colonials were 14-point underdogs to 9-1 Texas Western, but a spirited performance […]

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: 4 – 1953-1955 Men’s Basketball

In 1953-’54, the Colonials went 23-3, notching the best winning percentage in school history. For the only time in NCAA history, teammates Joe Holup and Eliot Karver were first and second in the nation in field goal percentage. The team climbed to No. 7 in the Associated Press poll and finished at No. 12. GW […]

The 15th Annual Excellence in Student Life Awards

Student Organization Adviser of the Year Award: Mindy Nichols, Adviser of STAR Marc Zambetti Memorial Award: Rachel Meinecke Mount Vernon Community Spirit Award: Shilo GrooverTori Reimann Outstanding Community Service Project Award: Human Services 152: Service Learning Walter G. Bryte Jr. Award: Fulbright Hall Council Registered Student Organization awards: Community Service – GW Habitat for HumanityExpressive […]