February 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 43

Stories from the February 12, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Popular programs disappoint

More than half of GW freshmen participate in living and learning programs. Interest in a particular topic, a desire to fit in with a group and the security of housing are among the top justifications for student participation in the different communities. While membership is high – 60 percent of freshmen participate, according to the […]

GWUnited aims to diversify SA

Charging that Student Association senators are out of touch with the student body, students formed the GWUnited coalition to run candidates in the upcoming SA elections on a platform that aims to reform the way the SA operates. The GWUnited coalition members said they drew support from about 20 student groups, mostly cultural organizations, and […]

Rush provides fraternity boost

Fraternity members said last week’s Spring Rush was successful despite a recent decline in interest for Greek-letter organizations on campus. “I think it’s hard to spark interest,” said Seth Rosenzeig, vice president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, whose G Street house was condemned in August. Jason Grunes, sergeant at arms for Phi Kappa Si, said fraternities […]

GW dukes out victory with Duquesne

The GW men’s basketball team responded to Thursday’s blowout loss at Temple with a dominating 92-66 win over Duquesne Sunday at the Smith Center. The Colonials win was marred by a fight that broke out with 13:45 remaining in the second half that saw ejections of GW’s Chris Monroe and Duquesne’s Kevin Forney – both […]

Diverse crowd performs at Hillel

Students gathered in GW’s Hillel Center to celebrate an evening of creativity, inspiration and diversity at the second annual Flavors of the World Thursday. The coffee house, organized by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the Multicultural Intercollegiate Career Committee, featured contests, mingling, and an open-mic segment in which students offered different perspectives on diversity. […]

Column: Going deep inside the corn wars

At Taco Bell, an inconspicuous sign reading “Due to a national shortage of yellow corn we are temporarily substituting white corn shells for our tacos and tostadas” casts a long shadow over the pseudo-ethnic cuisine. The dark recesses of that shadow, in fact, encompass the entire GW community and a nation in crisis. A silent […]

Toe injury sidelines Brown at Temple

The GW men’s basketball team entered Thursday night’s match-up against host Temple without its second-leading scorer SirValiant Brown. The Colonials sorely missed Brown’s scoring touch (17.6 points a game), as they lost a 91-58 blowout in Philadelphia. Brown sat out the game because of a toe injury he sustained in practice the night before. When […]

GW to participate in national alcohol survey

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism selected GW to participate in a four-year study to educate students on the statistics of alcohol usage on college campuses. The U.S. Department of Education will send the Social Norms Marketing Research Project survey to a random selection of GW students by mail by the end of […]

CADE sponsors wellness fair

The Health and Wellness Steering Committee, part of the Center for Alcohol and Drug Education, encourages students to save a little love for themselves this Valentine’s Day by sponsoring the Love Your Body Fair Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hippodrome. “The Health and Wellness Steering Committee recognizes that there are many […]

GW vaults past URI

The GW gymnastics team defeated Atlantic 10 rival Rhode Island 195.000-192.200 Friday night at the Smith Center. GW’s highest team score of the season came a night after the Colonials defeated host University of Maryland 194.550-192.275. Devin McCalla and Jessica Mantak led a balanced GW team over the visiting Rams. McCalla won the all-around with […]