May 14, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 1

Stories from the May 14, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

News Brief: GW finalizes Mount Vernon lawsuit

University officials announced that they settled a lawsuit with 13 former Mount Vernon College professors for an undisclosed amount of money last week. The professors originally sought about $5 million in a lawsuit alleging that GW violated their contracts when the college closed in 1999. GW and the plaintiffs jointly announced the settlement May 4, […]

Field of dreams offers new verve for athletes

GW’s tennis, soccer and women’s varsity lacrosse teams will have a home to call their own when new fields and tennis courts open at the Mount Vernon Campus in late July. The teams used alternate fields for practice and home games in the past few years. Soccer and tennis teams drive as far as 30 […]

SAC sends seniors off with Grad Week

The Student Activities Center will bid farewell to the Class of 2001 by hosting Grad Week, a weeklong Commencement celebration including parties and social events that concludes with the Monumental Celebration in Union Station May 19. “It really gives seniors a chance to celebrate and gives them a nice way to leave the school,” said […]

Women’s tennis coach resigns

GW women’s tennis coach Jeanne Gengler-Swiacki resigned May 10 to spend more time raising her three-year-old son, she said. Gengler-Swiacki said coaching tennis was no longer a good use of her time. Gengler-Swiacki said the decision “hit her over the head” earlier this month prior to an athletic department’s staff luncheon. Gengler-Swiacki said coaching tennis […]

These are a few of my favorite things

For many seniors graduating Saturday, the end of their college careers will be bittersweet. Many are moving to new places and leaving behind the university they have called home for the past four years. As seniors look back on their memories, they said they will miss a variety of aspects of college life. Seniors leaving […]

SJS sanctions fraternity

Student Judicial Services extended Delta Tau Delta’s social probation until October just as the fraternity completed earlier sanctions to lift the probation. SJS charged the fraternity for disorderly conduct after a Delta Tau Delta member said “I hate fags” as GWPride members walked by the fraternity house April 13, and a Delta Tau Delta alumnus […]

McKeown remains loyal

GW women’s head coach Joe McKeown said he declined the men’s coaching position which was offered to him one day after Tom Penders resigned April 20 because he did not want to leave a program he built and transformed into a winner. “It was an honor they thought that high of me,” McKeown said. “But […]

NASA celebrates space flight at GW

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, joined about a dozen NASA officials and analysts to discuss travel to Mars and NASA’s future Tuesday at a daylong GW Space Policy Institute symposium in the Marvin Center. The symposium included panel discussions with astronauts, historians and space analysts in the Dorothy Betts Marvin […]

Graduates choose career alternatives

About one fourth of graduating seniors opted to continue their education rather than enter the job market. But other seniors chose to travel or volunteer, said Marva Gumbs, executive director of the Career Center. Gumbs estimated about 20 to 25 percent of students will go directly to graduate school after graduation, while a small percentage […]

McKeown on the new class: Dancause, Harris and Wright

Rather than dwell on what might have been, GW women’s coach Joe McKeown opted to talk about his new recruiting class of four women in an interview Friday. USA Today has called the class sixth best in the nation. McKeown said the new players exhibit on- and off the court excellence – a trademark of […]