January 27, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 42

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

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). […]

Hollywood meets D.C.

Anne Lipsitz talks to actor John Spencer, who plays Leo McGarry on “The West Wing.” The show was filming scenes in D.C. for upcoming episodes this weekend.

State of the Union preview

Posted 9:24 p.m. Jan. 27 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau As Democratic opposition grows and new polls come out showing a drop in the president’s approval ratings, President Bush is preparing to deliver his second State of the Union Address to Congress and the American people Tuesday evening. He is expected to try to […]

ROTC students speak out

As the possibility of military action in Iraq appears more likely, many Reserve Officer Training Corps students say they are struggling with their own battle on campus – to win the respect of their civilian peers. Some students who participate in ROTC say their civilian classmates misunderstand their motives for joining the military. More than […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Webmail expected by 6 a.m.

Posted 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28- Students should be able to send and receive new e-mail via Webmail by 6 a.m. tomorrow, technology officials said this afternoon. Information Systems and Services technicians expected the e-mail system, which went down on Friday afternoon, to be available as of this evening, but some users’ old e-mail folders […]

Column: Not wise to neglect own backyard

South America, the United States’ “backyard,” has become a festering wound that continues to be neglected by the Bush administration. As the only global superpower, the U.S. cannot afford to have a myopic foreign policy. The prevailing crisis may be in North Korea and Iraq, but if serious attention is not paid to South America, […]

Few surprises in Bush address

Posted 9:22 p.m. Jan. 29 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Before a joint session of Congress Tuesday evening, President Bush in his second State of the Union address made clear that Iraq is a top priority for his administration along with the nation’s ailing economy. “We are asking [our allies] to join us, and […]