January 22, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 37

Stories from the January 22, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Swimming teams finish third, Fortuny places first

Alvaro Fortuny continued his dominance by winning the 100-yard breaststroke (:58.44) in Saturday’s tri-meet with Massachusetts and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County; but the GW men’s and women’s swimming teams finished behind their two opponents. Fortuny finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke event. Other strong finishes for GW included Jeremy Hoders’ first-place finish in the […]

Pledge creates bitter rift

As the holiday movie season sputters out, a new set of films are making their bid for box-office dollars. The Pledge (Warner Bros.), which opened Friday, received both widespread acclaim and open disdain from critics and moviegoers alike. The Pledge marks the second time Jack Nicholson (As Good as it Gets) and sometimes-director Sean Penn […]

“Brown gets zero respect from the officials,” Penders says

NEW YORK – GW’s contest with Fordham at Madison Square Garden saw the Rams go to the free-throw line nine more times than the Colonials Saturday afternoon. The Rams converted 22 of 32 attempts while the Colonials sunk 17 of 23. Against Xavier Tuesday night, GW was called for 19 more fouls, contributing to a […]

Women plow through UMass, Fordham; 6-0 in A-10

The GW women’s basketball team remains undefeated in the Atlantic 10 and continues to plow past opponents no matter the circumstance. This weekend, the Colonials (12-6, 6-0 A-10) headed north for a two-game road trip against Massachusetts and struggling Fordham, winning both contests by 28 points. Erica Lawrence, Kristeena Alexander and Lindsey Davidson led the […]

Colonials keep close, can’t find a way

NEW YORK – The GW men’s basketball team entered Saturday’s match-up against Fordham in the world’s most famous basketball arena, Madison Square Garden, looking to rebound from last week’s difficult home loss to the Xavier. Unfortunately for the Colonials, past problems resurfaced in another hotly contested Atlantic 10 affair as the Colonials fell to the […]

Staff Editorial: Disunion of faith

President George W. Bush touted Saturday’s inauguration as the introduction of a new era of unity and civility. But unity and civility were sacrificed on the altar of right-wing Christian fundamentalism to create a feeling of exclusion and alienation among many of the nation’s citizens. The ceremony began innocuously enough with the introduction of the […]

George’s Nutz rouse Colonial spirit

When sophomore Arezoo Riahi held sign-ups for a spirit club at GW in October, she never expected the overwhelming response that has met George’s Nutz – a new campus group that has formed over a love of Colonial basketball games. Navy blue shirts labeled “George’s Nutz” now pepper the crowd at GW men’s home games, […]

Staff Editorial: George W. vists GW

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney came to GW Friday to honor America’s veterans in an inaugural event at the Smith Center. University administrators should be commended for bringing such a high-profile event to GW and introducing the newest neighbors to campus. But with many seats at the event remaining empty, University […]

GW matches D.C. glamour with ball

More than 3,000 GW students, staff members and guests celebrated the inauguration of President George W. Bush with glitz and glamour Saturday night at GW’s third inaugural ball, held for the first time off campus at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The ball has been held in the Marvin Center in the past, but this year’s […]


(U-WIRE) RALEIGH, N.C. – Citing information from the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the Associated Press reports the majority of the $40 million raised to pay for the ceremonies came from $100,000 donations provided by companies with vested interests in manipulating future government decisions. Among the contributors cited: o American Airlines, which is awaiting federal approval to […]