January 22, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 38

Stories from the January 22, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Colonial women remain only undefeated team in A-10 conference

A serious injury to GW forward Elena Vishniakova overshadowed a strong performance by the women’s team this weekend that leaves GW as the only remaining undefeated Atlantic-10 team. Vishniakova, the A-10 Player of the Week, sustained what looks to be a tear to her right her Anterior Cruciate Ligament against St. Joseph’s. The Colonial women […]

Major Decisions

Leafing through 300 pages of the extensive University Bulletin, sophomore Ajaire Odu finally found something that sounded interesting to make her major. But for Odu, finding the right major involved many players beside herself. She asked a friend to help look through the bulletin to find something that sounded like it would interest her. The […]

Freshmen revive Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity

A group of 25 GW freshmen are planning to bring the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity back to the University this spring regardless of whether they receive University and Interfraternity Council recognition. The historically Jewish fraternity has had two previous stays at GW and left for the last time due to a lack of interest, Sigma […]

Sports: Colonials feel wrath of A-10 muscle

A win against either Xavier or St. Joseph’s this weekend would have gone far to legitimize the Colonials’ unexpected early run at Atlantic 10 dominance. Instead, two losses, including an 18-point bruising from the Hawks in Philadelphia, have made evident what is clear on paper: GW is undersized, inadequate and unable to find consistent scoring […]

Willing but not able, young Colonials no match for Xavier, St. Joe’s

The Colonials have been able to beat teams by outworking them this season – look no further than when GW erased an 18-point halftime deficit and stunned Marshall University with a tough defensive stand and a nothing-fancy offense in the season opener. But after two losses this weekend to Xavier and St. Joseph’s, it seems […]

Gymnasts exercise late comeback

The GW gymnastics team, led by senior Devin McCalla, opened the 2002 season with a thrilling come-from-behind victory to win the GW Invitational. The Colonials were in third place heading into the final rotation when they posted their highest score of the meet on the floor exercise to win the six-team competition. McCalla (9.875), Lindsay […]

Richmond downs women’s tennis

Richmond thumped the Colonial women’s tennis team 6-1 Saturday, with Nazli Gencsoy pulling out the lone consolation victory at the No. 3 singles spot. The Spiders won all but one of their singles matches in straight sets as the Colonials offered little resistance. Richmond swept the doubles 24-10.-Charles Vundla

Swimming and diving split

GW swimming and diving split Saturday with visiting College of William & Mary. GW sophomore Ryan White led the men to their 133-98 win with wins in the 100 and 200-yd freestyle. The Colonial women suffered a 127-113 loss, wins from Kirsten Rasmuson in the 50 and 100-yd freestyles. The women managed seven first place […]

GW secrecy

GW housing and higher administration officials have done a disservice to students by keeping quiet about substantial changes in the University’s housing policies. Associate Dean of Students Jan-Mitchell Sherrill reports knowing as early as September that all sophomores would be required to live on campus. Even more, he knew the University would be flexible on […]

Concert benefits Afghan women

More than 1,000 people packed GW’s Lisner Auditorium Saturday night for a pro-choice benefit concert that included Blues Traveler’s John Popper and folk singer Ani DiFranco among others. The sold-out “Evening of Music for Reproductive Freedom,” benefiting the Voters For Choice Action Fund and the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan, donated half of all […]