August 25, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 6

Stories from the August 25, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Colonials feeling the ripple of budget cuts

Softball coach Leslie Moore said she needed a raise. Women’s crew coach Steve Peterson even got one. But both are now coaching at larger state universities, mainly because when they looked to GW for comparable funding, the University’s response was a common phrase in higher education today: the money just isn’t there. University-wide budget cuts […]

Calendar change gains momentum

With signals continuing to point toward the possibility of a change in GW’s academic calendar, university administrators, faculty and students are voicing concerns about a calendar proposal that came out this summer. GW administrators are currently debating a calendar that would include a mandatory, 10-week summer session for all rising juniors and a credit system […]

The Full Nelson: The saving grace of sports

Wait a minute. Did that summer really happen? Could so many things have really gone wrong in such a short time for the sports world? If this summer had been a baseball team, it would have been the ’62 Mets (or as it may turn out, the ’03 Tigers). I mean, it was just pitiful. […]

Dream descends on District again

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial Saturday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the largest civil rights demonstration in history, the March on Washington. The original march, which took place on August 28, 1963 and is remembered for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, attracted a crowd of […]

Fremin tabbed as new softball coach

Shaunte’ Fremin will serve as the new head coach of the year-old GW softball team this year after the University hired her last month. She will replace Leslie Moore, who left for the University of Pennsylvania in June. After spending the past two seasons as head recruiter and hitting coach at the University of Georgia, […]

MPD prepares to arrest underage drinkers

With the help of federal funding, Metropolitan Police officers are planning to converge on bars, nightclubs and fraternity parties in an effort to crack down on underage drinking as the school year starts. The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, a federal agency that funds programs nationwide, has given the District a $1 million grant […]

Women’s crew coach leaves for Indiana

Steve Peterson resigned as director of rowing and women’s rowing head coach earlier this month to accept the women’s head coaching job at the University of Indiana-Bloomington. This leaves the GW women’s rowing team in search of a coach with just more than a month before the fall season begins. GW Director of Athletics Jack […]

Title IX upheld by courts, administration

The U.S. Department of Education ended its reconsideration of Title IX in July without making any changes to the 30-year old legislation, signaling a major victory for women’s rights advocates on the controversial issue. The decision came after a federal judge in Washington rejected the claims of a lawsuit filed against Title IX, issuing a […]

Sports Briefs

Men’s basketball releases non-conference schedule November: Sat 8: Universal All-Stars (exhibition) TBA Sat 15: EA Sports (exhibition) TBA Fri 21: at Charlotte 7:35 p.m. Tue 25: Florida International 7 p.m. Red Auerbach Colonial Classic – 28th and 29th at GW Fri 28: St. Francis (NY) vs. William and Mary 6 p.m. Fri 28: GW vs. […]

University cancels Midnight Madness

As the hours lead up to midnight on Friday, Oct. 17, the Smith Center will be packed with students, parents and alumni. But unlike in the past decade, the arena will be filled with Whoopi Goldberg fans instead of GW basketball fans. Citing the loss of a basketball focus and increased hoopla from side acts, […]