June 12, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 3

Stories from the June 12, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

CI leaders work long hours to prepare for new class

Colonial Cabinet members have fond memories of their own experiences at Colonial Inauguration. I had such a great time at CI, sophomore Tracy Wei said. I wanted to do it so (incoming) freshmen could have the same experience I had. The intimidating experience of coming to GW is one of the reasons sophomore Shari Cooperman […]

GW’s oddities

As orientation-goers wander around campus, new students will find a mix of sculptures, gardens and statues throughout GW. Each year GW dedicates new pieces of art throughout campus, in an effort to continue the promotion of art and to make the campus beautiful. The University generally honors the requests of their donors. Here is a […]

GW President plans for class of 2004

For the class of 2004 GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg envisions a stronger undergraduate community through better academic facilities, improved recreational accommodations and student housing among the best in the country. Trachtenberg said the incoming freshman class should look forward to attending an increasingly exciting, competitive institution, better opportunities and smarter classmates. Among his plans […]

Freshman retention jump to 92 percent

The University will be watching the Class of 2004 to see if last year’s boost in freshmen retention rates will stabilize or fall back to previous year’s levels. Ninety-two percent of freshmen entering GW in 1998 returned for another year, compared to 89 percent for the previous two years, said Cheryl Biel, director of the […]

Students and alumna target youth politics with new Website

Political apathy is a characteristic commonly associated with members of Generation X. Many people perceive 18 to 25 year olds as the cultural opposite of their Baby Boomer parents who are known for their political activism during the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. Recent GW graduate Alexis Rice is out to disprove that […]

Atlantic 10 Champions 1999-2000

Baseball- Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball- Temple Women’s Basketball- Xavier Men’s Cross Country- La Salle Women’s Cross Country- Massachusetts Men Golf- Rhode Island Gymnastics- GW Women’s Rowing- UMass Men’s Soccer- URI Women’s Soccer- Dayton Men’s Swimming & Diving- Virginia Tech Women’s Swimming & Diving- Virginia Tech Men’s Tennis- Virginia Tech Women’s Tennis- Virginia Tech Volleyball- Temple

Freshmen get more registration choices

It is not easy being a freshman. Incoming students are meeting new people, getting used to a whole new way of living and trying to choose the right courses. Registration does not have to be a difficult process though, and GW has come up with ways to make it less stressful. A new set of […]

Three Colonials drafted to MLB

GW baseball players Adam Belicic, Matt Walker and Eric Mitchell were selected by Major League Baseball organizations in the 2000 First-Year Player draft held June 5-7. Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year, freshman Greg Conden (9-2, 3.26 earned run average), also earned honors by being named to the Freshman All-America team by the Collegiate Baseball […]

News briefs

GW Law professor receives 2000 Francis Rawle Award Stephen Saltzburg, GW’s Howrey Professor of Trial Advocacy, Litigation and Professional Responsibility, will receive the 2000 Francis Rawle Award, in honor of his contributions to the field of legal education. This award means a great deal to me, Saltzburg said in a University press release. It is […]

Sports Brief

University of Richmond joins A-10 Conference The University of Richmond accepted an invitation May 26 to become a full member of the Atlantic 10 Conference beginning in the 2001-02 academic year. The Spiders, which have been part of the Colonials Athletic Association since its inception in 1985, will remain a part of the CAA until […]