September 23, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 16

Stories from the September 23, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

FSP: Nowhere to go but up

It took last year’s team twelve games to notch its first win. This year’s team did it in four games. Last year’s team did not win a single match until conference play began September 18 against last-place La Salle while this year’s team won its second match to start a five-game winning streak. Three weeks […]

Women lose in blowout, heartbreaker

With the start of Atlantic 10 conference play only a week away, the GW women’s soccer team lost both its weekend games, falling below .500 for the first time this season. The Colonials were routed 5-0 by the University of Maryland Sunday, after a tough double-overtime loss at Towson University Thursday. Maryland 5, GW 0 […]

FSP: Cross country teams look to gain strength

Last year, the cross country program started off with a spark. Under new coach Deb Cane, the men’s and women’s teams finished first and second place respectively at their first meet and pre-season predictions had the team jumping three places in conference rankings. But by the end of the year, the teams had faltered. The […]

FSP: Golf loses veterans, retains optimism

For the last few years, the golf team had a clear identity. Thomas and the Twins. Like Jordan and Scottie, no other information was needed. When anyone spoke of Thomas and the Twins, it was understood they meant Thomas Blankvoort, one of the best golfers in GW history and twins Brian and Tim Derdenger, solid […]

Water polo drops two in tourney

The GW men’s water polo team showed its inexperience this weekend, losing both games at the CWPA League Tournament in Lewisburg, Pa. Saturday. The Colonials fell to No. 17 Princeton University 23-11 after losing to rival Bucknell University 12-8 earlier in the day. The losses dropped GW’s record to 0-2 in conference play and 2-4 […]

Staff editorial: Students should choose new MC venue

The Marvin Center Governing Board’s plan to replace the ground floor Marvin Center post office with a more useful service is appropriate, considering officials call it “drastically underused,” with students renting only 18 of 497 mailboxes this year. What should replace the post office, however, should be a decision involving many students, not just the […]

SJT looks for temp fill in

The Faculty Senate is debating a proposal to appoint a University provost, who would fill in for GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg when he is away. Trachtenberg said he “needs some help” because of increased domestic and international travel fundraising to “wrap up our Capital Campaign.” GW is currently less than $10 million away from […]

Women runners take first

The GW women’s cross country team earned first place at the Mount Saint Mary’s Invitational Saturday, led by freshman Lindsay Blum’s first place finish in the women’s 5k race. The men’s team placed fourth in the 8k race in Emmitsburg, Md. Blum finished first of 84 runners, setting a season personal record (19:16.22). Sophomores Mary […]

Staff editorial: Look out your window

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to swamp the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings this week to protest a variety of causes unified against the negative effects of globalization. The protests will make national and international news. While the protests will take place within blocks of GW’s campus, many students will not take interest […]

FSP: New position adds chemistry to volleyball

When you see a player in a different color uniform than the rest of her teammates on the volleyball court this season, it’s not because she bought the wrong outfit. The new uniform is part of a change the NCAA implemented in collegiate volleyball for the 2002 season: the addition of a position called the […]