May 1, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 62

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

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, […]

THE GREATEST GW ATHLETES OF ALL TIME: No. 9 — Steve Korchek

9 Steve KorchekFootball, Baseball (1950-1954; Pennsylvania) From his center position, Steve Korchek became GW’s only football Southern Conference Player of the Year in 1953. Korchek, also a catcher in baseball, was honorable mention on current baseball coach Tom Walter’s All-Century Team. He is only one of three Colonials to make the major leagues, where he […]

THE GREATEST GW ATHLETES OF ALL TIME: No. 6 — Tajama Abraham

6 Tajama AbrahamWomen’s Basketball (1993-1997; Hampton, Va.) Tajama Abraham is the leading women’s scorer with 2,134 points. She led the Colonials to an Elite Eight appearance and holds the career mark in blocks (326). She also holds the record for points in a season (675) and is second in career scoring average (16.4) and rebounds […]

Students relax at Caf? Gelman

Stressed students broke out their Crayons and scribbled in their Program Board coloring book Thursday night at Caf? Gelman. Gelman Library has hosted the event once a semester for the past eight years – right before final exams begin – to give students a break from studying. Thursday night the first-floor study lounge was transformed […]