October 25, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 23

Stories from the October 25, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Full Court Press: Closed practices, opening season

So what if men’s basketball practices are closed. Were you gonna go? The latest move by the men’s basketball coach is hardly new. But his reason is. I’ve heard Karl Hobbs doesn’t want anything distracting his young team during practice. Here’s my question: What distractions? I’ve been to men’s practices. There aren’t any distractions. There’s […]

GW crews gain experience

GW crew teams competed in the 37th annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass., last weekend. Both coaches said the elite racing fields in this international race provided much needed experience for their young teams. The men’s Varsity Eight finished 35th with a time of 14:09.4, and the men’s Championship Four placed 27th […]

Crime log

Attempted Pickpocketing 10/18/01 – Medical Faculty Association A male student was in an elevator when another passenger in the elevator appeared to have a seizure. When the student’s attention was diverted to the apparently sick man, another passenger attempted to take his wallet. The seizure came to an abrupt end, and the man walked out […]

Men’s practice open Friday

Students are invited to attend an hour of basketball practice at 6 p.m. and a question-and-answer session with head coach Karl Hobbs at 7 p.m. at the Smith Center Friday evening.

News Brief: Environmental conference inspires activism

EcoConference 2001 hosted 1,500 students from around the country on GW’s campus, including more than 50 students from GW, Oct. 19 to 21. The goal of the event was to teach students how to get involved with environmental issues and give them the tools to be effective in their activism, said senior Amanda Fisher, president […]

Golf disappoints at Pirate Fall Intercollegiate

Thomas Blankvoort led the Colonials golf team to a 14th place finish in a field of 16 teams at the Pirate Fall Intercollegiate Monday and Tuesday in Greenville, N.C. Blankvoort’s four-under-par 212 (73-69-70) was good for 10th place among 81 competitors. He finished nine strokes behind Eastern Kentucky University’s Brad Morris, who won the tournament […]

GW keeps interim sex policy intact

Efforts to create an acceptable sexual harassment policy at GW were once again stymied at a meeting between President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and the Faculty Senate last month. Trachtenberg said as a Sept. 14 Senate meeting he will stick with the interim policy indefinitely with no immediate plans to consider the issue further, law professor […]

Around Campus

Students make sandwiches for homeless A Night to Give Back will feature a variety of volunteer activities as part of Volunteer Week on Friday. The event begins at 7 p.m. with a panel of former “Road Rules,” “Real World” and “Big Brother” cast members who will discuss community service, volunteerism and their own experiences with […]

BZA decision divides GW

With the University poised to return to court to fight new D.C.-imposed housing requirements, students and officials have differing opinions on whether city restrictions will benefit students. Some students said they agree with the University’s position that the latest Board of Zoning Adjustment ruling will hurt housing options for students and delay attempts to add […]

Students give back during Volunteer week

Volunteer Week inspired students to participate in community service events run by the Neighbor’s Project and other organizations this week, which will end with national Make a Difference Day. The events kicked off with speaker Robert Egger, founder and executive director of D.C. Central Kitchen, a food program and culinary arts school. Egger addressed a […]