February 19, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 46

Stories from the February 19, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW seeks a more diverse faculty

Vice President for Academic Affairs Don Lehman said he is “not satisfied” with the faculty minority representation and wants professor diversity to more closely resemble the student population. Minorities only make up 16 percent of GW full-time professors, while they comprise about 23 percent of the undergraduate population, according to the GW Fact Book. Nationally, […]

Colonials win Towson invite

The GW gymnastics team won its third-straight Towson Invitational with a season-high 195.025, as the Colonials recovered after the season’s shaky start. Senior Jessica Mantak placed second behind Towson’s Kristen Presutti in the all-around competition with a 39.340 at the Towson Center Sunday. Towson placed second behind GW with a 193.875 followed by Yale (190.000), […]

Housing Selection 2002: Columbia Plaza to house grad students

GW-owned rooms in the Columbia Plaza apartment complex will only be available to graduate students next year to satisfy an increasing demand for single occupancy rooms among graduate students, GW officials said. Undergraduates who got their leases through GW will be able to renew their yearly contracts, but all rooms that open up will go […]

Foreign students evade INS

GW International Services officials said there are very lax requirements for tracking international students once they enroll in the University and have a student visa. Last week’s arrest of man believed to be a former GW student, Sultan R. Al-Zaabi, is prompting questions about tracking procedures at Immigration and Naturalization Services. With a new system […]

Forum: Warm weather a big problem

Recently, smiling students like myself enjoyed everything from snowballs to suntans. We all know anything is possible in D.C., but I would prefer to label this seemingly impossible weather combination as unnaturally dangerous steps toward a global warming disaster. A primary reason for such a seemingly meteorological mystery is global warming. This phenomenon is the […]

Housing Selection 2002: MVC gains student appeal

GW’s Mount Vernon Campus is becoming more popular, as incoming freshmen requests to live at the campus are “up substantially,” Mount Vernon Executive Dean Grae Baxter said. Baxter said she expects about 250 freshmen and 200 continuing students to live on the campus next year. She said there were roughly 250 freshmen living at Mount […]

Fewer candidates to run for Senate

SA senators said the Student Association’s elections next week will have only nine of 30 existing senators return to the ballot as candidates. Many students not running for re-election said they are tired of politics and feel their efforts have gone unappreciated. Senior Scott Sheffler, JEC chair, said that typically more than half of senators […]

Women’s water polo eases into season

The GW women’s water polo team opened its season with a win and two losses at the Princeton Invitational last weekend. The Colonials managed a win against Harvard University Sunday after two Saturday losses to UMass and Brown University. The Colonials (1-2) are ranked eighth in their conference for the 2002 season by the Collegiate […]

Men’s tennis defeats George Mason

The GW men’s tennis team allowed George Mason little room for recovery Friday, crushing the visiting Patriots 7-0. The win improves the Colonials’ record to 5-4. All six singles matches were decided in straight sets, and no Colonial lost more than five games. Freshman Matt Treadgold and Kevin Wright stood out on the day, as […]