February 25, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 48

Stories from the February 25, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Step show entertains Lisner audience

The sounds of rhythm resonated through Lisner auditorium Saturday night as GW’s traditionally black sororities and fraternities performed for a nearly sold-out audience at the fifth-annual GW Step Show. About 1,500 spectators attended. A lively audience ranged from Washington Redskin Lavar Arrington to a group of seven students from Thomas Jefferson Junior High School in […]

Gymnasts narrowly edge URI

Led by senior standout Devin McCalla, GW narrowly held off Rhode Island 194.950-194.025 in Kingston, R.I., Saturday. It was not McCalla’s best performance of the year, but clearly the senior ruined URI’s Senior Night, helping defeat the Rams who posted their best score this season and the third best in team history. McCalla swept every […]

MPD arrests six AU students

Metropolitan Police arrested six American University students in a late-night raid of four dormitories Thursday. All six students were released, and four are barred from campus. MPD Sgt. Joe Gentile said the police recovered more than $15,000 in cash, a car, opium and marijuana. MPD could not confirm the amount of drugs recovered. Gentile also […]

Women’s tennis splits weekend

The GW women’s tennis team swept three doubles matches and nearly all singles matches to defeat Howard 6-1 Friday at Mount Vernon. Junior Tracy Wei won a close match with Howard’s Kimberly Strickland in second singles, 6-4, 6-4. Head Coach Helen Andrews said Wei climbed back from being down three games to five straight. “It […]

News Brief: University postpones Web site

University postpones gwu.edu The University decided to delay the release of the new GW home page, which was scheduled to go live Friday. University Chief Information Officer David Swartz said in an e-mail that GW made the decision “to insure that the page will meet the high standards of the GW community.” He wrote that […]

Water polo splits weekend

GW goalie Lisa Greenfield recorded a team record 19 saves in the team’s 8-6 loss at Slippery Rock Sunday, a match head coach Scott Reed called his team’s best effort yet. GW opened the three-match series with an 8-7 win over Slippery Rock in which Kira Canon scored four goals. After the opening win, GW […]

Mayors of past and present gather for ball

Past and present D.C. mayors came together for what University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg called a “historic” moment Saturday. The first-ever GW Foggy Bottom ball at the Swissotel ballroom showed GW in its element. “Some people call GW a party school,” Trachtenberg said. “That may be true, but we party in black tie.” The event, […]

Around Campus: Briefs

Hippodrome hosts “Meet the Candidates” Students who want to know more about Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board candidates will get the chance Monday night at a “Meet the Candidates” event. The event begins at 8 p.m. in the Hippodrome and sponsored by the Joint Elections Committee. Candidates will also hold a […]

Man stabbed by co-worker near MC

Police arrested a temporary GW employee Thursday for allegedly stabbing another man after they worked on renovations to the GW Bookstore. Hospital officials cannot verify the condition of the victim, who suffered multiple stab wounds, until he signs a release form. According to police and University reports, the two construction workers started an argument over […]

Nation in Brief

Peer Grading System Approved by the Supreme Court Students are constitutionally allowed to grade each other’s papers, the Supreme Court ruled last week. The case began in 1998, when an Oklahoma parent Kristja J. Falvo sued a local school district for violating FERPA, the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Falvo was rejected by a […]