April 20, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 58

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

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 […]

GW’s Greatest Games: 10 – GW 111, No. 12 Syracuse 104 (OT)

Nov. 16, 1994Men’s Basketball GW had three NCAA wins in the last two years under its belt, but had not yet shaken the fluke image in the minds of all college basketball fans. The opportunity for the Colonials to prove their real mettle came in a season-opening ESPN-televised Preseason NIT game at No. 12 Syracuse. […]

Ice cream power

Originally Published 04/20/00 April 18, 2000Ben & Jerry’s in Georgetown3:35 p.m. After a weekend of forced peace, love and pepper spray on campus, it was good to know that at least one hippie bastion can still manage to spread its message without taking back the streets or vandalizing Funger. Instead of Free Mumia, the chant […]

Protesters surround FSK Hall

Metropolitan Police officers and National Guardsmen arrested peaceful protesters in front of Francis Scott Key Hall Monday, the third day in a weekend filled with rallies against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Protesters who wanted to be arrested as a symbolic act negotiated with police. A group composed mostly of members of the […]

GW’s Greatest Games: 9 – GW 0, Alabama 0

Dec. 12, 1931 Football Coming off their Rose Bowl championship of 1931, the Crimson Tide of Alabama came to Griffith Stadium for an unusual exhibition. In front of 10,000 fans, Alabama took on GW, then Catholic and then Georgetown. GW, with the toughest draw, out-played the Tide and almost came out on top but missed […]

Bringing activism home

Even before activist groups from across the country descended on D.C last weekend to protest the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund spring meetings, one logistical issue constantly loomed: Where would these protestors sleep? During the week before the April 16 and 17 meetings, GW announced it would suspend its overnight guest policy, effectively […]