January 27, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 42

Stories from the January 27, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff editorial: WhatMail?

Nearly 6.5 million e-mails are processed each month through Webmail and about one in six e-mails contain a virus. This massive load of messages and corrupt files obviously creates havoc on GW’s only e-mail server, as Webmail went down Friday afternoon for at least 48 hours – leaving students cut off from their usual information […]

Around D.C.

Police bust teens in LSD case Virginia police arrested one teenager and charged and released two others in connection with an LSD bust Friday. Authorities in Bristow, Va. told WJLA that two boys, ages 13 and 14, and one girl, 13, were charged with possession after police found LSD on squares of paper. WJLA reported […]

Robber holds up student on campus

A female senior was robbed outside of Strong Hall Friday night while walking along 21st street to her friend’s residence hall. Metropolitan Police are investigating the incident. At approximately 11 p.m., an individual approached the student and demanded her money. The assailant claimed to have a gun under his jacket, the student said. “I could […]

Draft bill stirs concern among students

Some District students said they are opposed to a Congressional bill that would reinstate a nearly universal military draft. Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) introduced the legislation earlier this month as part of an effort to ensure a “shared sacrifice” among Americans in the event of a war. The bill, HR 163, would require all male […]

MC considers post office replacements

University officials said a food venue will most likely replace the Marvin Center Post Office when it closes its doors at the end of the spring semester. Officials said they will consider students’ ideas from an online survey and focus groups conducted throughout the semester. “We hope to identify one or two high quality options […]

Men spoil Monroe’s milestone

The Colonials led Massachusetts by as many as eight points in the second half Saturday while senior Chris Monroe became just the second player in GW history to score 2,000 career points, but the GW men’s basketball team still found a way to lose. GW (6-10, 0-5 Atlantic 10) mustered only one field goal in […]

Webmail goes down for weekend

A “severe hardware failure” crippled the University’s Webmail system this weekend, preventing faculty, staff and students from accessing their University e-mail accounts. Technicians had not rectified the problem as of press time Sunday. University officials expect Webmail to be up and running Monday morning. The GW Virtual Helpdesk reported that a “catastrophic failure of the […]

Mann takes first place in all around for gymnastics

The GW gymnastics team turned in its highest score of the season Friday but has yet to win its first meet as the Colonials took third place at N.C. State. Junior co-captain Rachel Mann was a bright spot for GW, taking first place finishes in the all around and the floor exercise. Junior co-captain Lindsay […]

Women’s basketball wins eighth straight

Experience triumphed over youth Sunday as GW dominated its last non-conference game, beating visiting University of Florida 74-55 for its eight-straight win. With their victory over St. Joe’s Thursday, the Colonials remain the only undefeated team in the Atlantic 10, while the Gators remain winless in their Southeastern conference. Florida started five freshmen and GW […]

Web Exclusive: Swimming and Diving spilt home meet

Freshman Maggie Moss led the GW women’s swimming team to a 145.5-132.5 victory over Massachusetts Saturday, taking first place in three events. With the win, the women evened their record to 4-4. Moss, the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, won the 100-yard backstroke (0:58.21), the 200-yard individual medley (2:10.84) and the 200-yard backstroke (0:58.21). […]