December 10, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 35

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

Nation in Brief

Civil Rights panel criticizes Bush The government’s civil rights commission and the White House went head to head last week as the group’s leader denounced President George W. Bush’s choice of a new member. Commission Chairwoman Mary Frances Berry wants committee member Victoria Wilson to stay in her seat and serve a full term of […]

Colonials stage a successful comeback, again

The Colonials stormed back and erased a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Providence College 83-77 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Saturday. The win, the Colonials’ third in which they trailed by 12 points or more at the break, moved GW to 7-3, its best start in five seasons. Chris Monroe led all scorers with 23 […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW must house 70% of students

Posted 1:35 a.m. Dec. 13-City zoning officials Tuesday finalized the language of an order that requires GW to house 70 percent of its undergraduates on campus and outside Foggy Bottom by next fall. University lawyers have said since October, when the order was drafted, that GW is 1,400 beds short and will be unable to […]

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 […]