January 25, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 38

Stories from the January 25, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

MPA building opens Monday

All classes re-scheduled to meet in the new Media and Public Affairs building Monday will move in as planned, GW officials said. “Word has gone out to faculty, all classes that were held in Hillel and the Marvin Center and 2020 K Street, their rooms will be ready,” said Craig Linebaugh, associate vice president for […]

GW study reviews internet, politics

More than 35 percent of Americans used the internet to get news and information about the 2000 election, according to the latest study conducted by the Democracy Online Project, a study administered by the GW Graduate School of Political Management. Created last October with a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Democracy Online Project […]

Somers Hall opening delayed

A 180-bed extension to Somers Hall on the Mount Vernon campus will not be ready to open next fall as planned because of delays receiving a building permit and slowed construction from bad weather, University officials said. The planned completion date was pushed to September from August after contractors realized they could not meet the […]

Staff Editorial: Communicating construction

The growing list of GW’s off-schedule construction projects now includes the Somers Hall addition at the Mount Vernon Campus. But unlike with past construction projects, the University is taking laudable and responsible steps to notify students early and implement a plan that promises to satisfy both the housing crunch and students’ needs. The expansion of […]

Mister Days closes its doors

GW students lost a favorite hangout when Mister Days Sports Bar closed its doors after a final celebration on New Year’s Eve. “It was no longer economically feasible,” said owner Robert E. Lee. Lee said the landlord raised the price of the lease yearly, but this year’s increase was too high. He said that name […]

University suspends fraternity

GW suspended the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity from campus for two years for violating the University’s hazing policy, GW officials said this week. Tracie Anzaldi, director of Greek Affairs, said the historically Jewish fraternity lost University recognition because of hazing violations in the fall, but Alpha Epsilon Pi was already in disciplinary troubles from December […]

Marchers fight abortion

Tens of thousands of demonstrators assembled at the Washington Monument to speak out against abortion Monday. The annual March for Life marked the 28th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling, which guarantees a woman’s right to abortion. Protesters carried signs that read “God is pro-life” and “When does a moral wrong become a civil […]

Colonial women survive Duquesne scare

The GW women’s basketball team pulled out a 58-44 victory over Duquesne in what was perhaps the Colonials’ sloppiest offensive game of the season Wednesday night at the Smith Center. Coach Joe McKeown described his offensive as “abominable” after the game. Starting guards Kristeena Alexander and Lindsey Davidson combined for just 2-of-18 shooting, and the […]

GW lands in second place

The GW women’s gymnastics team kicked off the season at the Smith Center Sunday afternoon, placing second in the seven-team GW Invitational. The Colonials lost to North Carolina State University 192.350-191.900. The College of William & Mary placed third, with the University of Pennsylvania, Temple, Cornell and Radford universities finishing out the competition. GW’s score […]

Expecting a low score, New York vs. Baltimore

With this weekend’s Super Bowl between the AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens and the NFC Champion New York Giants approaching, GW students are getting ready. In a school made up of many New York and Baltimore residents, it is safe to say many students will have a particular interest in the game’s outcome. “I don’t think […]