December 10, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 35

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

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 […]

GW unveils new buildings

District agencies supported GW plans for two new residence halls opposed by neighborhood residents at a Zoning Commission hearing Thursday. The currently unnamed residence halls, located on 23 Street across from the Health and Wellness Center and on what is now a parking lot on the west side of the Smith Center, were presented to […]

Former editor lands dream job on Capitol Hill

A lot of GW alumni would love to be in David Holt’s shoes. The 22-year-old literally works in D.C.’s center of power – his desk sits just a few feet a way from the door of House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s office in the Capitol. Holt is the executive staff assistant for Hastert (R-Ill.), acting more […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Around Campus

GW Professor named “Outstanding Older Worker” of D.C. 79-year old GW professor Max Ticktin was selected as this years’s Outstanding Older Worker of D.C. as part of the fourth annual National Prime Time Awards. Ticktin, an assistant professor of Hebrew Language and associate director of the Judaic Studies program, also teaches contemporary Israeli literature and […]

Sholl’s Cafeteria closes doors

As Sholl’s Colonial Cafeteria closed its doors last week, owners George and Van Fleishell left some customers disappointed and some questions unanswered about a new location and use of $500,000 in GW funds. Customers packed the basement of the 1900 K St. building the cafeteria has operated in since 1978 for dinner Tuesday and Wednesday, […]

Hatchet’s big picture emphasizes photography

The main focus of The Hatchet is and always will be gathering and reporting the news, but Grant Wernick wants to make the package it comes in as appealing as possible. While photography has almost always been a part of The Hatchet’s pages, Wernick, this year’s photo editor, has overseen changes that bring art to […]

Spotlight: Rescue 4-6111

In the corner of the Marvin Center parking garage is a gray door outlined with orange paint. Parked outside the door are five bicycles with book bags and helmets hanging from them. The door’s sign also is outlined in orange. It reads in bold letters: EMERG. “These are not book bags,” senior David Rand points […]