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’s water polo ranked eighth

The Collegiate Water Polo Association ranked the GW women’s water polo team No. 8 on its pre-season top-10 list. The Colonials head into the 2002 season coming off an impressive 6-2 conference record that helped earn the team an at-large bid to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships. GW opens its third season as a […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: SA supports GW lawsuit

The Student Association unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday supporting a University lawsuit against city zoning restrictions. GW will file the resolution, which agrees with some Board of Zoning Adjustment regulations but disagrees with deadlines to implement them, with briefs in the suit in U.S. District Court Tuesday. The first three points of the bill agree […]

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 […]