April 20, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 58

Stories from the April 20, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial – Don’t mangle Miranda

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments April 19 from police and local prosecutors wishing to end the requirement that police officers read the Miranda rights prior to questioning suspects. The Justices must not strip away one of the fundamental safeguards against police impropriety. The simple script is no guarantee of liberty and is not the […]

GW’s Greatest Games: 8 – GW 1, No. 1 Indiana 0

October 1, 1988Men’s Soccer The 1988 Colonials did not even score in their first five games, while No. 1 Indiana University (who had managed to score in 41 straight) was on its way to a second-straight national championship. But on this day, GW was better than the best team in the nation, knocking off the […]

Microsoft CEO anticipates future

President and CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer spoke to a crowd of GW students about the future of technology Tuesday. With about 100 guests of Microsoft and cameras from CNN and C-SPAN present for the School of Business and Public Management’s final CEO lecture series event, Ballmer was aware his audience was also packed with […]

Crusty conservatives are bad sports

The GW College Republicans are right (GW Republicans rejected at ceremony, Monday, April 17). They should have gotten an award last week. Unfortunately for them, however, the category they would have locked up – whining – isn’t recognized at the Excellent in Student Life Awards ceremony. Their attempt at setting the record straight in The […]

GW’s Greatest Games: 6 – GW 86, Maryland 76

Jan. 29, 1977Men’s Basketball With 13,316 stunned fans streaming out of Cole Field House, GW’s Kevin Hall yelled, The night belongs to you, and the game belongs to GW! There was no doubt about who the you in that sentence was. Senior guard John Holloran had just scored 38 points on 16-of-24 shooting to shock […]

Students may file lawsuit against MPD

GW Law School student Justin Jones, a legal observer during Monday’s protests, said he was stripped of his civil rights when Metropolitan Police jailed him for parading without a permit. Although his case stands out because he is the first National Lawyer’s Guild legal observer ever to be arrested on duty, hundreds of other protesters […]

Colonials fall a foot short, 8-7

The GW baseball team fell to the University of Richmond 8-7 Wednesday at Pitt Field amid late-inning controversy about a game-tying inside-the-park home run. The Colonials (26-18) led the host Spiders (7-6) entering the bottom of the seventh inning when Richmond freshman Matt Craig nailed a deep shot to leftfield. GW’s Matt Walker went back […]

GW’s Greatest Games: 5 – GW 13, Georgetown 7

Nov. 20, 1948Football The week before, GW had lost to Duke 62-0. But far more demoralizing was the 58 years of futility the Colonials had experienced vs. the Georgetown Hoyas. In 17 tries since 1890, GW had never beaten the boys from up the hill. But two touchdowns in the second half propelled GW to […]

Neighborhood emerges relatively unscathed from tumultuous weekend

This article is the last in a three-part series Residents and visitors to downtown D.C. saw the neighborhood temporarily transformed into a well-contained battleground this past weekend. At the center of it all were the annual spring meetings between the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, whose conferences went on uninterrupted while the scenes […]

Sports Briefs

Wei wins rookie honor GW freshman Tracy Wei of the women’s tennis team was named the 2000 Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Rookie this week. Wei played most of the season at No. 1 singles and compiled a 19-11 record. Teammate Sarine Weingarten was named to the A-10 All-Conference team. McCalla, Mantak are All-Academics GW gymnasts […]