April 20, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 58

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

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 […]

GW’s Greatest Games: 4 – GW 97, No. 5 West Virginia 93

Feb. 17, 1960Men’s Basketball The Colonials had lost 101-79 to Jerry West and the Mountaineers earlier in the season. But back home, the Feldman twins (Jon and Jeff) had a performance and an upset for the ages. Trailing 89-81 with five-and-a-half minutes left, the Feldmans took over, leading a charge that put the Colonials up […]

Protests in District end with arrests

For the third-straight day, the streets of Washington belonged to protesters Monday, expressing their anger at the actions of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. About 1,000 protesters blocked the intersection of 20th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue for several hours after marching through the streets of the nation’s capital amid morning rush-hour traffic. […]


Trying to find the greatest GW games of all time is an almost hopeless task. You start with the games that were merely great. Then, you eliminate the games that had little significance besides being memorable (sorry Siena ’99) and games that merely meant the world to GW, but weren’t that dramatically close (regrettably, so […]

GW’s Greatest Games: 1 – GW 78, No. 1 UMass 75

Feb. 4, 1995Men’s Basketball There could be no other pick for The greatest game of all time. That’s what The Hatchet declared this epic victory at the time – and who are we to argue with that? It was the perfect timing, the perfect game and the perfect audience. The students who slept in the […]

News Brief

Muslims consider ethics of cloning Muslims should never shy away from challenging their minds and studying new scientific discoveries even though cloning of humans is not permitted in Islamic culture, an Islamic doctor told students Tuesday night. A stagnant mind will not accept scientific discoveries at all, said Dr. Ilham Altalib, a research doctor at […]