May 1, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 62

Stories from the May 1, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW examines early registration

GW administrators are reviewing the University’s priority registration policy because a large portion of undergraduate students who are involved in University-related activities are filling up classes, GW officials said. Administrators decided to examine the early registration policy because a large percentage of the student population is eligible to register for class at least a week […]

THE GREATEST GW ATHLETES OF ALL TIME: No. 3 — Shawta Rogers

3 Shawnta RogersMen’s Basketball (1995-1999; Baltimore, Md.) Many great basketball players establish their reputation by turning around and just dropping the ball through a hoop. For the 5-4 (if even that) Shawnta Rogers it was so much harder. But damned if he didn’t make it look so easy. In 84 seasons of men’s basketball, Rogers […]

THE GREATEST GW ATHLETES OF ALL TIME: Introduction

Of all the difficult choices in creating the Colonial Century, these seemed easy. The greatest athletes of the Colonial Century left little room for argument. Some special criteria still were needed, though. If this list were based on potential, it might look a little different. Whereas the list of greatest basketball players on Thursday was […]

Student financial aid is on the rise

The number of college students taking out loans to finance their education has skyrocketed despite the leveling of college costs in recent years, according to a CNN.com report. According to the October report, universities handed out a record $64 billion in financial aid last year. Student loans made up the bulk of the money. On […]

THE GREATEST GW ATHLETES OF ALL TIME: No. 5 — Svetlana Vtyurina

5 Svetlana VtyurinaVolleyball (1992-1996) Svetlana Vtyurina is one of the most dominating offensive players in NCAA volleyball history. At the Smith Center on Nov. 11, 1995, she became the all-time NCAA kills leader. She still owns the NCAA career mark with 3,043 kills. She also owns the NCAA single game mark of 56. Vtyurina is […]

THE GREATEST GW ATHLETES OF ALL TIME: No. 1 — Tuffy Leemans

1 Tuffy LeemansGW Athlete of the CenturyFootball, Basketball (1933-36; Superior, Wis.) When Alphonse Tuffy Emil Leemans first came to college, it was in Oregon – not Foggy Bottom. Fortunately for everyone, that excursion was brief, and Leemans soon made his way to D.C. Here, the Bounding Belgian began the athletic career that would make him […]

Dance-a-thon swings to success

Words like salsa, swing, jive, waltz, foxtrot and tango may not seem like sporting words, but by 9 p.m. Saturday, students from D.C. colleges were sweating and moving across the floor of the Marvin Center Ballroom with aerobic energy. GW’s Ballroom Dance Society sponsored a dance-a-thon that lasted from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and […]

THE GREATEST GW ATHLETES OF ALL TIME: No. 7 — Andy Davis

7 Andy DavisFootball (1948-1952; Washington, D.C.) Andy Davis is GW’s greatest all-time passer. His four-year reign over Foggy Bottom began swiftly his freshman year when he led GW to the first victory ever over Georgetown. Although the team’s record over his career was nothing to write home about, Davis was a sensation. He would later […]

THE GREATEST GW ATHLETES OF ALL TIME: No. 4 — Mike Brown

4 Mike BrownMen’s Basketball (1981-1985; East Orange, N.J.) Mike Brown, GW’s second all-time leading scorer, completes the basketball triumvirate of Holup and Rogers. Scoring 1,916 points in his career, Brown (The New Washington Monument) led the team in scoring and rebounding all of his four years. He also led the team in field goal percentage […]

Community service surges on campuses

One of the latest surges on college campuses is a re-emphasis on public service as the core of students’ curricula. While more college students than ever are participating in community service work, voter participation is at an all-time low, according to a New York Times article. This statistic has concerned the heads of educational institutions, […]