January 16, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 35

Stories from the January 16, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Post-game altercation at Hawaii tourney puts GW in national spotlight

The last thing GW coach Tom Penders needed was a distraction that would divert his team’s attention away from the real reason why the Colonials were playing in a tournament almost 5,000 miles away from Foggy Bottom. GW had an opportunity to gain national respect and exposure against nationally ranked teams at the Outrigger Hotels […]

Rocky break leaves Colonials at 7-9

In the closing seconds of GW’s victory over LaSalle, with the game’s outcome no longer in doubt, junior transfer Attila Cosby raised his hands to the ceiling of the Smith Center and mouthed, “Yes, yes, finally.” Cosby’s elation sums up how the GW men’s basketball team, coaches and fans felt after the Colonials won their […]

A winter break game of shoots and ladders

There are two undefeated teams left in men’s college basketball. One is Stanford, the number one team in the country. The other is the 11th-best team in the land, and they come from your very own nation’s capital. That’s right, the Georgetown Hoyas are back and better than ever. If I had said at the […]

Subletting adventures

Jan. 11, 2001 1:30 p.m. 900 24th St. Unit E College is full of life’s little lessons – your first time living on your own, renting an apartment or perhaps even subletting a friend’s place. Another lesson is the difference between the two. I returned to D.C. from sub-freezing Pennsylvania in the unseasonable 60-degree sunshine […]

Spotlight: Thurston Hall breaks the gender barrier

In 1869, almost 50 years after the founding of GW, then known as Columbian College, Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood became the first woman to officially express a desire to study at GW. University officials turned down her application to the law school, saying that there was no public want for female lawyers, and therefore no […]

GW misses SMPA opening deadline

A race to finish the new School of Media and Public Affairs building by Tuesday fell short, forcing GW officials to reschedule more than 80 classes to rooms in Hillel, the Marvin Center and other campus buildings. The University plans to move all classes to the new facility Jan. 29. After receiving daily updates of […]

Drum & Tuba refuses to play by the rules

When Brian Wolff, the tuba player in the avant-garde trio Drums & Tuba, was asked by his record company to describe his band’s music, he was unsure how to answer. “This is one question which has plagued us,” he said. “We’ve been playing together for almost six years and I still can’t answer this question. […]

Traffic cuts to the chase

Drug use and drug trafficking have been major issues in American society and politics for years. In the new dramatic thriller Traffic, by director Steven Soderbergh (Out of Sight), the political and social aspects of the drug war in America are vividly and stylistically portrayed on screen. Traffic‘s story follows several characters whose lives are […]