January 31, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 41

Stories from the January 31, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Women swimming and diving falls to Richmond

Richmond took first place in 13 swimming and diving events to win Wednesday night’s meet at the University of Richmond 190-109. Kristen Rasmuson placed first in the 100-yard breast stroke (1:07.35), while Ruth Dubyel took first in the 100-yard butterfly (57.61).

Bush encourages service, investment

GW students rated President George W. Bush’s first State of the Union Address from “good” to “horrible” Tuesday night. In the 48-minute speech, the president laid out plans for the war on terrorism, improve the economy and increase nationwide community service. About 50 students converged on the Hippodrome’s four parallel televisions to evaluate Bush’s every […]

Sports: Colonials lose five in a row

Foul trouble and yet another poor second-half performance robbed the Colonials of what would have been a key road win against Richmond Wednesday evening. The loss underscores late-game fatigue that head coach Karl Hobbs referred to after a home loss to Rhode Island this week. The guard-heavy Richmond Spiders (11-9, 5-2 Atlantic 10) erased GW’s […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE:GW Spends Winter Break on the Slopes

Twenty-seven D.C.-area students and friends broke their winter break boredom and hit the slopes in Quebec City Jan. 6- 13. The second annual GW Ski and Snowboard Trip, to two Canadian resorts, doubled in size from last year and is already in the works for next year. Leaving on a 14-hour bus ride from the […]

Crime Report

Destruction of Property 01/24 – Hall on Virginia Avenue Open 01/24 – 2109 F St. Open 01/27 – Thurston Hall A Thurston community facilitator observed a subject breaking two windows out of the laundry room from across the courtyard between 4 and 5 a.m. Open 01/29 – Thurston Hall Closed 01/27 – Thurston Hall A […]

GW hosts secret political talks

Chechen and U.S. State Department officials secretly discussed political solutions to conflicts in Chechnya at GW last week, a State Department spokesman said. Chechen Foreign Minister Ilyas Akhmadov and the Russian desk officer from the State Department met at GW because President George W. Bush was worried an open meeting between the two on government […]

CLLC accepts student excuses

Fifty-two freshmen so far have taken advantage of a special exemption form GW created this year to allow sophomores to move off campus. Citing financial difficulty, religious reasons, medical conditions and other circumstances, freshmen said they were surprised to find how easy it was to dodge a new GW requirement that all sophomores live on […]

GW denies liability in music thefts

At least one music student has threatened to sue GW for the loss of an instrument in the recent rash of thefts from the music department. Risk Management officials maintain that the University is not responsible for the December thefts. Senior Jenna Kwiatoski, whose $1,500 trumpet was stolen during winter break, said GW is responsible […]

State of service, war

Following Sept. 11, anyone would be hard-pressed to argue we are living in a world unchanged. President George W. Bush was clear about our new realities Tuesday night during the annual State of the Union address. But unlike his last address before a joint session of Congress in which he served mainly as consoler in […]

Opinion: HWC’s elite locker room practices

Now that the Advisory Neighborhood Commission has declined to support GW’s bid to permit outsiders to use the Health and Wellness Center, perhaps it’s a good time to wonder what GW should do with its virtually unused President’s Club locker rooms. One idea: let the faculty use them, at least until big-buck outsiders able to […]