May 1, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 62

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

GW awaits Georgetown

The GW men’s varsity crew team placed fourth out of seven at the Kerr Cup Saturday, just two boatlengths behind winner Downing University. The Colonials (18-5) also could not catch the University of Virginia or St Joseph’s on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. But the team is likely thinking about its next race. The team […]

Immigration agents act irresponsibly

On Saturday morning, April 22, the world watched as armed agents of the United States government burst into a home in Miami and ripped Elian Gonzalez from the arms of the man who saved him from drowning on Thanksgiving Day. Prior to this swift and violent act, no peaceful attempt was made to remove the […]

THE GREATEST GW ATHLETES OF ALL TIME: No. 2 — Joe Holup

2 Joe HolupMen’s Basketball (1952-56; Swoyersville, Pa.) Joe Holup, The Hatchet’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Century, stands atop GW hoops as the most prolific scorer and rebounder in school history. He was a third-team Associated Press All-American and was first-team All-Southern Conference for four years, just some of his many feats that no one […]

Legal discrimination

I followed the U.S. Supreme Court case Boy Scouts of America vs. Dale closely. I deeply sympathize with James Dale, a dedicated leader dismissed from BSA because he is homosexual. I vehemently protest the Boy Scouts’ exclusion of James Dale from scouting, and I believe what they did is wrong. Nevertheless, BSA v. Dale is […]

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 […]