April 24, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 59

Stories from the April 24, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

University develops Napster policy

GW might join dozens of other schools that have cracked down on use of Napster, the largest online community for sharing and distributing MP3 music files, University officials said. While students risk a wide-range of penalties for pirating music off the Internet, the University aims to educate them about the laws before doling out punishments. […]

Baseball explodes on Explorers

Sometimes the best way to cure the frustrations of losing five of your last seven baseball games is to beat up on a weaker team. That’s exactly what the GW baseball team did this weekend as the Colonials swept a three-game set against La Salle at the Hank DeVincent Field in Philadelphia. Junior Dan Rouhier […]

GW crew-ses to second at A-10s

The GW women’s crew team turned in a solid second-place finish in Saturday’s Atlantic 10 Rowing Championships, led by a novice squad that brought home three gold trophies after winning all of its races. The Colonials entered the race ranked first in the A-10 but finished the nine-race event on the Cooper River in Collingswood, […]

GW students dance the hula with Hawaii club

GW students hula-danced for guests at a luau hosted by GW’s Hawaii Club Saturday night in the Marvin Center Ballroom. We wanted to bring the aloha spirit to GW because it’s hard for Hawaiians to make the transition to the mainland, said Aishah Valencia, president of the club. The luau, which organizers said they are […]

Golf finishes in the middle of the pack

Sport Brief Rain forced the cancellation of the first round of this weekend’s 24-team two-round Princeton Invitational in Princeton, N.J., and GW likely finished in the middle of the pack, according to head coach Scott Allen. The team, which left the invitational with six squads still playing, shot a 312 Saturday. Thomas Blankvoort shot a […]

News Briefs

NROTC holds blood drive Members from GW NROTC held their second blood drive of the semester Friday in the Marvin Center. The group collected 36 units (about 36 pints) of blood to be donated to Bethesda Naval Hospital. Most donors were members of GW NROTC. We do not get (donations) out of the community quite […]

Upcoming Games

Monday- no games scheduled Tuesday- Baseball at University of Maryland-Baltimore County-3 p.m. Wednesday- Baseball vs. Howard-3 p.m. Thursday-no games scheduled

Class of 2001 will likely graduate on the Ellipse

The Class of 2001 may still have a Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse because proposed construction on the site did not receive funding, University officials said. The National Park Service is planning to begin construction on underground parking beneath the Ellipse. If the construction would be underway, it would be impossible for Commencement to be […]

Baba Seth makes music to groove to

In this day and age, when plastic, cheesy pop music rules the airways and the video channels, it’s nice to hear some music that is warm and fun. On its latest album, Live … At The End Of The World (Butros Butros Groove), local group Baba Seth gets heads bouncing and feet tapping. Hailing from […]

Tunnel fire evacuates Metro

The Foggy Bottom Metro station closed for about four hours Thursday during rush hour after an electrical fire in a tunnel filled one train with smoke and caused an evacuation, according to Metro officials. Yuhang Zhang, a visitor from Williamsburg, Va., said smoke filled the train he was riding at about 5 p.m. He said […]