September 28, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 15

Stories from the September 28, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

It’s Senior’s Week in Sydney for Olympic pentathlete

Chad Senior walked down the Smith Center steps about two months ago and walked into the interview room located near the locker rooms. Despite being a two-time Atlantic 10 swimming champion for GW a few years back, Senior never had 20 reporters and photographers crammed in a little room waiting for him to speak. Now, […]

Campus plan hearings end, BZA to vote

The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment heard the third and final day of testimony in GW’s application for the 2000-2010 campus plan Tuesday. Members of the Foggy Bottom Association and the Advisory Neighborhood Commission were present to oppose the plan’s approval, which outlines the University’s plans for property purchases and the use of land in […]

GW takes a dive, 11-7

While the GW men’s water polo team put up some good shots Wednesday night at the Smith Center, it was not enough to get the job done against Johns Hopkins University, which handed the Colonials an 11-7 defeat and their sixth straight loss. GW (3-10) looked strong at the start when freshman Gabe Miller was […]

SA funding gets Senate approval

The Student Association Senate approved its fall budget Tuesday, allocating more than $140,000 to student groups. About 40 student groups showed up to voice their objections to the bill, saying they have been short-changed. Smaller organizations’ needs, like the GW Academic Competition Club, have not been adequately met, said Edmund Schluessel, president of the GW […]

Soccer sets sights on Owls

With non-conference matches out of the way, the GW women’s soccer team looks to start off fresh as they begin the most significant portion of the season Friday at Temple and Sunday at St. Joseph’s. The team’s first eight matches have caused the players and coaching staff considerable frustration and disappointment. The team, however, plans […]

Freshman hit crossing street

A car struck freshman Claire Fidelman as she crossed 20th Street at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. She was picked up by an ambulance and treated at Georgetown Hospital for treatment of bruises and lacerations and returned home the same night. I was crossing the street and I looked right and left, she said. When I […]

Could a long distance relationship work for you?

Dean Martin once sang, absence makes the heart grow fonder. But songwriter Badabing Badaboom writes, absence makes the heart go wander. So which one is it? Relationships are a part of everyday life and take a lot of effort to maintain. Some people choose to pursue long-distance relationships, which tend to be more difficult to […]

Company offers students venture capital

Veteran internet entrepreneurs gave area college students advice about starting their own companies Tuesday night, as students presented their ideas to various venture capital firms. StartEmUp, an internet company that helps new businesses get money, held its first of four conferences, called Majoring in the New Economy, a forum in which students and businesspeople can […]

District license plates get a face-lift

Tons of tea was thrown into Boston Harbor to protest it. The Declaration of Independence was written to challenge it. The Revolutionary War was fought because of it, and now D.C. drivers join the cause of Patrick Henry and Samuel Adams: to raise public awareness about and bring an end to taxation without representation. Four […]

Hillel offers students free trip to Israel

GW Hillel, a center for Jewish student activities, is offering 60 students an all-expenses-paid trip to Israel in January. Birthright Israel 2000, a partnership among the Israeli government, private philanthropists and Jewish federations, will fund the trip. Sponsors have given these three Birthright partners about $210 million to send young Jews to Israel over the […]