February 18, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 48

Stories from the February 18, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Atlantic 10 Shootout to be held Tuesday

So maybe the men’s basketball team won’t make it to the conference finals, but GW students could still have the opportunity to travel to the Atlantic 10 Championships. The winners of the Atlantic 10 Shootout, a conference-wide contest starting this Thursday, will travel to the A-10 Championships to compete in the tournament’s final round. Each […]

Conden coasts to first win

After a brief slumber Saturday night, the Colonials’ bats came to life as the GW baseball team tallied 14 hits in an 11-3 rout of Maryland Sunday at the Amtrak Invitational in Deland, Fl. With the win, the Colonials placed second in the four-team tournament. The Colonials (2-1) scored only two runs in Saturday’s loss […]

Protests denounce Iraq war

NEW YORK – Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Manhattan Saturday in a worldwide demonstration against war with Iraq. Police reported more than 250 arrests in a relatively peaceful day that saw about 100,000 people filling the streets of New York City near the United Nations headquarters. Around the world, protesters crowded the […]

Varsity Roundup

Gymnasts place third at New Hampshire Invite After a two-week break from competition, the GW women’s gymnastics team took third place at the University of New Hampshire’s Fox Run Invitational Saturday, improving its score from the last meet to a 190.425. Michigan State’s 194.325 was good for first place in the team competition, followed by […]

Robber slashes GW employee

A GW employee was reportedly slashed in the face during an attempted robbery early Friday morning at 21st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a University Police crime alert. UPD and Metropolitan Police searched the area but failed to locate the assailant. The attempted robbery marks the third time in three weeks an assailant has […]

Students create menu directory

Following a recent trend of student-run online businesses, three sophomores started menu directory DCMenus.com last semester. Dubbed “the complete students’ guide to D.C. restaurants and bars,” the Web site lists menus of local takeout and delivery restaurants, as well as information about area clubs and bars. Thirty to 35 eateries are registered, broken up by […]

University receives $2.5 million grant

The Ford Motor Company presented a $2.5 million check to GW Thursday to conduct research on automotive safety at the University’s Loudoun County, Va., campus. More than 60 people attended the event as Ford representatives presented a check to GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Timothy Tong on […]

Around Campus

PB offers refunds for Breuer Tickets The Program Board canceled Monday night’s scheduled Jim Breuer performance when the comedian was unable to travel to D.C. because of Sunday’s snowstorm. PB Chair Bryan Gless said GW is “making every effort to reschedule” the performance. Gless said the PB will offer students refunds for tickets at Ticketmaster […]

Metro cruiser hits pedestrian

A Metropolitan Police cruiser ran a stop sign and hit a pedestrian at 24th Street and New Hampshire Avenue early Saturday, a witness said. The pedestrian was taken to the GW Hospital emergency room by ambulance. MPD officials declined to release the name of the pedestrian pending investigation, and it has yet to be determined […]

Around D.C.

UMD students request hearing One of the 12 University of Maryland students accused of cheating on an accounting final using text messaging will fight the charges with the help of the school’s director of Student Legal Aid, James Jones. The Student Honor Council will now decide the case, the UMD Diamondback reported. The case has […]