April 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 58

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

Weighing in on the WWF

Fireworks start off Monday evening’s World Wrestling Federation event “Raw is War” with a rowdy crowd cheering and chanting in Fort Worth, Texas. Above his theme music, wrestling superstar The Rock challenges Stone Cold Steve Austin for a rematch from Sunday night’s Wrestlemania X-Seven, the proclaimed Super Bowl of the WWF. The commentator screams into […]

Michael discusses Jackie Robinson

Local NBC sports broadcaster George Michael described the impact legendary Hall of Fame baseball player Jackie Robinson had on racial equality at the Media and Public Affairs building Tuesday night as the featured speaker at an event sponsored by GW’s Jackie Robinson Society. “Martin Luther King, Jr. did wonderful things, but Jackie Robinson changed the […]

Lacrosse places fourth at tournament

Lacrosse places fourth at JMU The GW women’s lacrosse finished an impressive fourth place at the James Madison University Tournament last weekend in Harrisonburg, Va. The Colonials (7-6) lost their final game Sunday to the University of Virginia 5-1. GW reached its match with the Cavaliers after winning four of five earlier round games. GW […]

Reflecting on readiness

What you see in movies about college is not always what you get. Freshmen are evaluating their first year at GW, and for some, it was not what they expected. The transition from high school to college can be a difficult one, as many freshmen are on their own for the first time. And after […]

CLLC whittles housing wait list

The University will accommodate 73 percent of rising juniors who are eligible for housing by the end of the week, Director of Media Relations Gretchen King said. “This happens every year,” King said. “There is a very scientific model for filling the available housing. Though this may be unsettling to those who are on the […]

Alexander showcases talent at WNBA pre-draft camp

GW women’s basketball guard Kristeena Alexander attended a WNBA pre-draft camp at the Moody Bible Institute Solheim Center in Chicago April 5-6. The WNBA invited top graduating players from across the nation to participate in drills and full-court games. The first round of the WNBA draft is Friday and will be televised on espn2. Alexander […]

Forum: Death penalty appropriate for killers

“We’re victims, too.” These were the words uttered by Davida Oken, whose son is to be executed by the state of Maryland this year. Oken pleaded with Maryland lawmakers to pass a bill suspending all executions until a University of Maryland study is completed examining racial issues in the Maryland execution process. Oken points to […]

Brief: Change for Students reschedules housing protest

Student group Change for Students canceled an overnight protest against the housing selection process Wednesday because of rain. The event will be rescheduled for April 18 at 10 p.m. The sleepover on the Quad with the proposed name “Housing Rejection 2001” will include a barbecue, live music and contests. The Student Association is helping to […]

University postpones Wellness Center open

GW’s Health and Wellness Center will open in mid-June, hosting only GW students, faculty and staff, said Tony Vecchione, assistant athletic director for facilities. He said the new facility could still have a partial opening, which GW officials had originally scheduled for April. Zoning restrictions prohibit the University from allowing people outside the University community […]

Forum: Execution not always the answer

Let me begin by saying I am against capital punishment, both morally and intellectually. However, I could never understand the pain that someone who lost a loved one to a brutal murderer must experience. In each capital case there are several characteristics that must be taken into consideration. What does the murder of another human […]