December 8, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 33

Stories from the December 8, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Women’s basketball upsets Boston College in overtime thriller

Posted Thursday, Dec. 11, 12:15 a.m. The GW women’s basketball team blew a 13-point lead over Boston College in the last six minutes of regulation Wednesday at the Smith Center, but senior Marsheik Witherspoon’s lay-up with ten seconds remaning in overtime gave the Colonials a 76-75 victory over the previously undefeated and 23rd-ranked (Associated Press) […]


D.C. funds arts program The District granted the Shakespeare Theater $20 million for a new stage last week. The money could be the beginning of $100 million worth of funding for D.C.’s art community. Historically, D.C.’s total annual contribution for the arts has been under $1 million, but Mayor Anthony Williams hopes to make funding […]

E-mail service remains stable

Posted: Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. — Technology officials are monitoring GW’s e-mail system after more than a day of sporadic service. An initial outage occurred Monday at about 1:30 p.m., but service was brought up at about midnight. Colonial Mail was unavailable intermittently throughout the day Tuesday and became stable during late afternoon. A software […]

Louisiana Democrat could be youngest in Congress

Posted 4:30pm December 15 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Chief Most young people interested in entering politics see it as a process. They might work for a Member or Senator, run for local or state office, and work years building up contacts so that one day they might make the big jump to national […]

Column: SJS must revise hookah policy

University policy states that if a hookah is discovered in your room, it may be confiscated by University Police for testing. If it turns out that you were using it for its intended purpose – smoking flavored tobacco – you get it back. However, if they realize that you still have your hookah, they can […]

Bush visits troops in Iraq on Thanksgiving

Posted 8:00pm December 4 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau Stunned expressions filled a makeshift military base at the Baghdad International Airport as President Bush surprised 600 U.S. troops for Thanksgiving dinner. The trip, top-secret and in the works for almost six weeks, allowed Bush to assure troops their work in Iraq is creating peace […]

Women pull off second straight upset of Top 25 team

Posted Friday, Dec. 19, 12:57 a.m. To find the origin of why the GW women’s basketball team dominated the University of Oregon at the Smith Center Thursday night, you actually have to look back more than 15 years. At that time, GW head coach Joe McKeown was at New Mexico State University, and he was […]

Column: Action needed to save historical GW

“Here in Spartan splendor strolled the faculty in black silk robes; here waited the carriage of President John Quincy Adams as he attended a new professor’s opening lecture; here Stephen Chapin presided over the institution that was to become The George Washington University,” wrote the late Elmer Louis Kayser of a section of town not […]

Men’s basketball loses fourth in a row at No. 10 St. Joseph’s

Posted Saturday, Jan. 3, 11:15 p.m. St. Joseph’s guard Jameer Nelson could not do much last January in his team’s 74-68 loss to the GW men’s basketball team. In that game, the eight-time A-10 player of the week scored only eight points on 2-for-10 shooting. Almost a year later, Nelson got some payback by racking […]