March 15, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 53

Stories from the March 15, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Baseball’s winning streak ends at GWU

George Mason University defeated the Colonials 5-4 with a run-scoring double in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday afternoon at Spuhler Field. The loss ended the Colonials’ six-game winning streak. GMU’s (5-8) Stephen Johnson tied the game with a two-run homerun in the bottom of the eighth inning off GW’s Jason Baker. GW’s Mike […]

Tax tips make life easier for students, IRS

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 27, 2001 Students who fear filing taxes may find their tasks a bit easier this year, as new services are available to help them with their preparations. Such services offer many advantages including fast refunds, error proof calculations, step-by-step instructions prepared by professionals, and an easy introduction to […]

GW coach reveals secrets to his success

In an interview with GW head coach Joe McKeown earlier this week, the 12-year women’s basketball coach shared his thoughts about his career and motivational style, and revealed some secrets to his success. McKeown returns to the University of Oklahoma for Saturday night’s first-round game with Stanford University. McKeown is no stranger to Oklahoma. He […]

GW returns antique call box after resident complaints

Foggy Bottom residents said they are upset because GW took away one more piece of the neighborhood without telling them last week. Facilities Management employees removed a inoperable antique call box at New Hampshire and H streets and replaced it with a “blue light” emergency phone, less than 10 feet away from the old one […]

MADD urges safe spring break

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 19, 2001 On the eve of spring break, when many college campuses empty as students seek tropical locals for a week of indulgence and excess, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is urging students to avoid binge drinking. “Every year, college students spend about $5.5 billion dollars on alcohol — […]

Dialogue teaches literature to homeless

Fifteen students, two professors and six homeless men and women sat in a circle discussing author Martin Amis’s short story “The Immortals,” Tuesday morning at Western Presbyterian Church on 24th Street and Virginia Avenue. One homeless man said he relates to the immortal character’s need for companionship and how hard it must be for him […]

Lewd motorist returns

The University Police Department is investigating a series of complaints from women near campus that a man in a white compact lured them to his car to watch him masturbate, UPD Director Dolores Stafford said. UPD also nabbed eight more men for indecent exposure in Marvin Center bathrooms as part of a two-year undercover investigation, […]

Hillel proposes kosher meal plan

GW Hillel could offer a kosher dining plan that would provide Jewish students with more on-campus kosher food options by next fall, Hillel officials said. Hillel will submit a proposal in two weeks that would allow students to purchase a meal plan from Hillel similar to the one GW offers, Hillel Executive Director Simon Amiel […]

Rizzo takes Hatchet reins

Junior Russ Rizzo was elected editor in chief of The GW Hatchet for the 2001-02 academic year by the newspaper’s editorial board March 10. He plans to change the perception of The Hatchet on campus, reach out to readers and gain more trust and respect from students. Rizzo, a journalism major from Atlanta, started writing […]