January 25, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 38

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

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 […]

Web only: GW welcomes students with festivities

The Marvin Center was abuzz with music, food and fun Friday during Playtime! Night, part of GW’s Winter Welcome Week activities. Three floors were decked out with themes, activities and giveaways. J Street hosted a country ho-down with arm wrestling in front, line dancing led by a cowboy clad in Western attire and a mechanical […]

Val Brown jump shot sinks Duquesne on road

Once again the Colonials battled down to the wire, this time in pursuit of their first road win and their second Atlantic 10 victory of the season. And finally, after coming up just short so many times earlier this season, the final seconds went GW’s way. Sophomore SirValiant Brown hit a fadeaway12-foot jump shot with […]