October 24, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 25

Stories from the October 24, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Mount Vernon athletic facility needs court repairs

GW is partially reconstructing the state-of-the-art Mount Vernon Campus tennis facility less than a year after it opened last spring, leaving the tennis teams possibly searching for another place to hold home meets this season. The facility will need major reconstruction due to recent complications in the cement, GW athletic officials said. Irregular bumps on […]

Veterans instill confidence

With no new freshmen recruits, the 2002-03 women’s basketball team does not have to waste its first two weeks of practice breaking down the mechanics of their offense and working out defensive strategies. They do, however, need all their returning players back on the court. As many as four players are not practicing at full […]

The Full Nelson:A beautiful mind.with complaints

I’ve always enjoyed the way thought patterns work. Our minds are concentrated on one thing, but if they wander for a split second, we end up thinking about something completely different in a matter of moments. Obviously this is most evident in class, where paying attention is half the battle, but it happens with things […]

Boat collision sends rowers to hospital

A collision spoiled the GW men’s crew team’s trip to Boston for the Head of the Charles last weekend. The collision with a Brown University women’s boat sent a GW rower and a Brown rower to the hospital and rendered both teams unable to compete. The men were set to compete in the 38-year-old regatta’s […]

Kalb report talks sniper

Journalists defended their coverage of the D.C.-area sniper shootings and denied any role in harming the investigation during a Kalb Report forum at the National Press Club Monday night. Moderator Marvin Kalb’s lead-in question asked journalists if they believed any of their reporting hindered the investigation. “I’m not sure that we know that.who’s to say […]

Women rowers place 26th

The GW women placed 26th in the Championship Eight, an event comprised of the top 40 women’s crews at the Head of the Charles regatta last weekend. Head Coach Steve Peterson said the team fell short of its goal to be in the top 20, but did beat league rivals U.S. Naval Academy, Rutgers University […]

Farmer’s market hits Kogan Plaza

Hundreds of students, faculty and Foggy Bottom residents descended upon Kogan Plaza to enjoy an array of vegetables, fruits and hand-made goods at the Farmer’s Market Wednesday. Organizer Josh Singer called the turnout “unbelievable,” hailing the event as a “great success.” Singer added that most of the vendors did well at the market, peddling their […]

Study abroad office to cut nonaffiliated programs

Study abroad officials said this week that GW will stop accepting academic credit from programs unaffiliated with the University next fall. Encouraging students to use GW-affiliated study abroad programs will ensure “academic quality” for students, Study Abroad Director Lynn Leonard said. She added that the office plans to add options to current affiliated programs to […]

Freshman hit by MPD cruiser

A Metropolitan Police cruiser struck a female freshman while she was crossing 23rd Street near Hillel Tuesday night at about 10:25 p.m. The Hall on Virginia Avenue resident, who was taken to GW Hospital by ambulance, received a few stitches above her left eye and a cut on her leg but was still awaiting additional […]

Neighbors project joins community and students

While this weekend’s “Make A Difference Day” is a chance for students to help the community, many students perform community service year round through GW service organizations such as Neighbors Project. Neighbors Project operates out of the Office of Community Service, which also runs “Make a Difference Day,” and has encouraged many students to take […]