March 15, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 53

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

Bringing knowledge to the table

Dinner plates are being cleared as children are laughing and shouting at Martha’s Table. “Where’s my tutor?” a child asks impatiently. Once the tutors arrive, the eager faces brighten and determination to finish homework sets in. Martha’s Table, a GW Neighbors Project site, is a non-profit organization in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest D.C. The […]

Computer security a question on nation’s campuses

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 27, 2001 As colleges and universities across the country expand their computer networks and connectivity throughout nearly every facet of campus life, the convenience of the computer age grows. Also emerging with that convenience is the danger that hackers and computer viruses pose to the security and integrity […]

McKeown, Colonials eye the Cardinal

The two programs have met only once. In November of 1991 Stanford University defeated the GW women’s basketball team 74-71 in the final of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Desert Classic. Stanford finished that season 30-3 and went on to win the NCAA Championship. That is the history between the teams, thus far. Saturday night, […]

Scientists debate evolution’s place in classroom

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 27, 2001 More than three quarters of a century after the Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tenn., the issue of evolution versus creationism is rearing its head in American school boards and classrooms. The American Institute of Biological Sciences held a town meeting last weekend, bringing together biology […]

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 — […]