December 8, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 33

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

Study abroad numbers rise

Although a recently enacted study abroad policy limited the number of foreign destinations at which students can study this year, more GW students spent the fall semester abroad, and officials said they expect a participation increase for next semester. Director of Study Abroad Lynn Leonard said about 230 undergraduates studied abroad this semester, up almost […]

Rizzo murder trial nears end

A federal trial is scheduled to end this week for the confessed murderer of GW student Jonathan Michael Rizzo. After a nine-day break for Thanksgiving, a Massachusetts federal jury began to hear arguments in defense of Gary Sampson, who will either get the death penalty or life in prison for the killings of Rizzo and […]

Women sloppy in blowout wins

GW Head Coach Joe McKeown said the women’s basketball team needed some “feel good wins” after returning home from a tough trip to the Bahamas. But while the Colonials beat Syracuse Thursday and Howard Saturday, each by more than 20 points, the games were not exactly “feel good.” Against Syracuse, GW struggled shooting the ball, […]


Sex offender arrested in dissappearence of U. North Dakota Student (U-WIRE) GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., a convicted sexual offender and a suspect in the kidnapping of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin, appeared in Grand Forks County Court Thursday for a preliminary hearing on kidnapping charges. In a short appearance before […]

2004 presidential hopeful speaks at MVC

Democratic presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun discussed the spontaneity of her decision to run for president and criticized a remark by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean at GW Thursday. Speaking to about 30 students from the Elizabeth J. Somers Women’s Leadership Program at the Mount Vernon Campus, Braun said she originally planned to restore her […]

Zags overpower GW in BB&T final

Gonzaga senior Blake Stepp caught everyone’s attention Saturday with a 27-point shooting display in the Bulldogs’ win over Maryland, including the GW coaching staff, which challenged point guard T.J. Thompson to shut down Stepp on Sunday. And Thompson responded, holding the 2003 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year to just five points. Unfortunately for […]

Column: Some questions answered, others raised

A year ago, the BB&T Classic turned out to be a pretty accurate snapshot of the season for GW. The Colonials played well enough to win against two Top 25 teams, as they would in nearly all of their games against top Atlantic 10 opponents, but did not have the defensive toughness late in the […]

GW alters housing options

Rising juniors and seniors will be able to return to live in on-campus housing, and GW will offer co-ed housing in Scholars Village townhouses next year – part of several changes the University will implement for students living on campus in the fall. Housing Services officials said last week that they have preliminary plans to […]