April 9, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 57

Stories from the April 9, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

University renames Riverside Towers

GW residence hall Riverside Towers will get internet access, cable TV and a new name, GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg announced Thursday in the building’s basement. Trachtenberg said GW will rename the building International House July 1 to recognize the important role international students play on campus, but the building will not necessarily house international […]

GW hosts high school Model U.N. conference

The GW International Affairs Society hosted 450 high school students from around the world this weekend for the Washington Area Model United Nations conference. The weekend-long event featured debates about international policy and crisis simulations to mock an actual U.N. meeting. This is the third consecutive year GW has hosted the event. GW students acted […]

GW ranks 22nd on Peace Corps volunteer list

GW rose three spots on this year’s Peace Corps list of colleges and universities that produce the most volunteers for the service organization, ranking 22nd with 36 graduates actively serving overseas. The list, released last month, ranked the schools by the number of students entering the organization this year. The University of Wisconsin-Madison topped the […]

PB books The Roots for Spring Fling

The Program Board booked the rap group The Roots to perform at this year’s Spring Fling, an annual daylong event that will take place April 21 on the Quad. The event will feature music, food, vendors and giveaways from GW and corporate sponsors. Student musicians will perform from noon to 4 p.m., including students’ top […]

Group honors Toftoy, GW

GW professor Charles Toftoy smiled at the Alumni House Wednesday as Laura Campos serenaded him with two Spanish guitar players in a rendition of “Wind Beneath My Wings,” during his acceptance of the Las Americas Avenue Hall of Fame Award for his work with local businesses. “This is an interesting se?or and one tough hombre […]

Baseball salvages series

The GW baseball team avoided a sweep at host St. Bonaventure by salvaging the final game of its three-game series with a10-2 victory Sunday afternoon at McGraw-Jennings Field. GW’s offense finally came through Sunday after lying dormant Saturday, when the Colonials lost both games of a doubleheader to the Bonnies (10-8, 3-3 Atlantic 10) Saturday. […]

Gymnastics ends season with fourth-place finish at regionals

The GW gymnastics team finished fourth at the Southeast Regional in Gainseville, Fla., failing to advance to the NCAA National Championships next weekend. The top two finishers, first-place University of Georgia and second-place University of Florida, moved on to NCAAs. Georgia won the Southeast Regional with a team score of 197.775. Performing in its home […]

D.C. DIARY: Japanese culture blooms

April 5, 2001 Franklin Square Park 2 p.m. Newscasters predicted the peak bloom of D.C.’s famed cherry blossom trees to fall somewhere between April 4 and 6, and they were right. I decided to take advantage of a sunny afternoon and check out some of the Cherry Blossom Festival activities on my lunch break from […]

Latinos for Progress celebrate Noche de Cultura

Latinos for Progress celebrated Latin heritage Friday night with Noche de Cultura in the packed Marvin Center Ballroom, featuring live Latin entertainment from around the world. The night began as Ivette Fernandez, GW graduate and Miss Alaska in the 2000 Miss America pageant, addressed the audience and reflecting on her childhood. Living in Alaska, she […]

Column: Let the early season pennant races begin

What I love most about the early baseball season is that all teams are still mathematically alive in the pennant race. Well, barely alive. Tampa Bay is 1-5 and fading fast. But, even so, how many times can Devil Rays fans actually say that their beloved team is just three games behind second place New […]