December 10, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 35

Stories from the December 10, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Colonials host weak A-10 teams

The Colonials play five games over winter break, including their first four Atlantic 10 Conference games. Three of those games are against weak A-10 teams, giving GW ample opportunity to start its conference season strong. With its win over Providence College Saturday, GW (7-3) is off to its best start since 1996. That year GW, […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: J Street employees stop work in protest

Posted 1:50 a.m. Dec. 13-Chanting together and displaying union pins, J Street workers left their work stations and stopped working for one minute at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to protest what they call unfair labor practices. About 15 students, mostly members of the Progressive Student Union, joined about 25 J Street workers near Starbuck’s to protest […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: SA referendum draws low voter turnout

Posted 1:40 a.m. Dec. 13-Fewer than 300 students turned out to vote Tuesday on possible changes to the SA and student behavior policies. SA members said short notice prevented many students from hearing about the election. Students voted on three proposals: to add one more non-voting freshman senator, to review the Code of Student Conduct […]

Holiday wins a must for GW

With the women’s basketball team’s tough early season games out of the way, each of the seven games over winter break are a must win – and a likely win – for a team off to a disappointing 3-4 start. The women play George Mason Dec. 20. The outcome will help gauge the team’s standing […]

GW presses beyond campus boundaries

The look, feel and scope of GW’s campus might seem foreign to a returning alumni as the University continues to add more students and buildings. The trend is particularly noticeable this year. A lot of the changes center on growing enrollment, including a record freshman class this year that stretched GW’s housing and forced the […]

Hatchet’s Shanahan dies at 77

Confronting University policies and battles with former GW President Cloyd Heck Marvin marked the beginning of the ground-breaking journalism career of Eileen Shanahan. The 1944 GW alumna and former Hatchet editor in chief died Nov. 2 in her D.C. home at the age of 77. Family members said Shanahan suffered from heart problems and a […]

Sticking it out

“We’ve been two and four before, no?” women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown laughs at Sunday’s post-game press conference in response to a question on how his team is responding to its worst start in 12 years. The answer: a resounding “no” from the media folk in the press room, clutching their Colonial game notes closely. […]

Hatchet scholarship fund nears goal

The Hatchet’s scholarship fund is looking for one final push to reach the $100,000 before it is put use. The newspaper is also working against the clock as the University prepares to remove financial crutches. Currently at about $80,000 , the endowment will eventually pay editorial stipends and business employee salaries, said General Manager Steven […]

Alumni datelines

Cookie Olshein (production coordinator, ’88) won $135,000 on the now-defunct game show “21. ” Mark Vane (editor in chief, ’90) and Sharyn Wizda (news editor, ’89) are engaged to be married in February. Robert Greenfield (editorials editor, ’92) is celebrating his newest position: father! He and his wife, Julianna, are the proud parents of a […]