August 30, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 7

Stories from the August 30, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Talking expansion

Everyone has a price. GW discovered that some neighbors could be bought for a $500,000 donation to a local charity. Toss in concessions regarding GW’s planned use of the future Elliot School of International Affairs, and a deal was struck that will most likely allow construction on the facility to continue over the objections of […]

Staff Editorial: This new house

Cheap beer. Loud parties. No one checking IDs. According to chapter President Andrew Hopkins, these are all things of the past at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house, which reopened this fall after renovations to bring the facility into compliance with District law. Hopkins’s statements that the fraternity, which has been unrecognized by GW since 1993, […]

DCD:Moving on up

HOVA move-in Wednesday August 22, 2001 9 a.m. I heard all the horror stories. “You’ll never get an elevator.” “Pack a lunch because it’s going to be a lonnnnnnng day.” After hearing about the pleasures of move-in day, it sounded more like the most depressing day of my life rather than the most exciting. Nevertheless, […]

There’s no place like home

Gather the roommates, measure the room and board the Metro heading toward Pentagon City. It’s the time of year when Linen’s ‘n Things gets crowded with familiar GW students on a mission to change impersonal dorm rooms into distinctive dwellings. Sophomore Monica Mega said purchasing a rug is one of the most important tasks when […]

Women’s basketball dominates overseas exhibition

The GW women’s basketball team went undefeated during an 11-day basketball tour of Switzerland and Italy last week. The women trounced five teams by an average of 40 points a game. In the final game of the trip Aug. 24, GW defeated the Italian club team Alessandria 97-46. The Colonials put out a balanced attack, […]

Volleyball readies for season opener

The GW women’s volleyball team will begin its regular season this weekend with three games in the Patriot Invitational at George Mason University. Head coach Jojit Coronel said he would like to use this opening tournament to gain early momentum for the rest of the season. After winning all four games at the GW/Navy Chesapeake […]

Water polo faces Navy first

A season-opening tournament is a coach’s first opportunity to analyze his team in a competitive format. The team’s performance at these tournaments is more important than the scores. For the GW men’s water polo team, which competes in this weekend’s Navy Open, the tournament is about erasing the memories of a lackluster performance which landed […]

GW, neighbors make a deal

In an effort to quell neighborhood resistance to a new Elliott School site, GW reached a compromise last week with West End neighbors that will cost $500,000 and exclude freshmen and sophomores from living in the building. The University agreed to donate money to homeless projects at a local cafeteria and add retail space to […]

Staff Editorial: Balancing Justice

He murdered 19-year-old GW student Jonathan Rizzo and two other men in a multi-state New England crime spree. He confessed to the crimes and has shown no remorse. He is unrepentant and definitely guilty. Gary L. Sampson is the perfect candidate for execution. But Massachusetts, the state where Sampson killed Rizzo and 69-year-old Phillip McCloskey, […]

Wellness Center opens

GW officially introduced its new Health and Wellness Center to the student community Wednesday with a non-traditional cutting of a basketball net in place of the usual ribbon, and an offer of a free membership for President George W. Bush. The opening drew praise from eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney, who called the facility “the […]