January 22, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 37

Stories from the January 22, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Tennis teams aim to improve

The GW men’s and women’s tennis teams had similar results in last year’s Atlantic 10 Tournament, finishing in sixth and fifth place, respectively. This year, the only similarity between the two teams is that they both want to improve upon those finishes. To achieve that success, however, will require very different blueprints. The men’s team […]

Dayton powers past GW

The GW men’s basketball team kept Dayton’s Sean Finn in check for the majority of Wednesday night’s game, holding the 7-foot, 240-pound center to only 12 points. But when the Flyers needed him most, Finn came through to help his team to a 74-66 victory in front of 12,558 at the University of Dayton Arena […]

Courts remain closed

Varsity tennis players will be without a true home this season as construction delays keep the Mount Vernon Tennis Facility closed. After problems at the facility forced the University to begin rebuilding the courts last year, winter weather has pushed the expected completion date back until the summer. As a result, the GW men’s and […]

Faculty reviews tenure process

A Faculty Senate committee is reviewing faculty tenure and promotion policies after two cases of disagreement between departments and the administration in the past two years. GW professors are initially hired for a three-year period, after which the University can keep the professor for another three years. The professor is then eligible to undergo a […]

Greeks vie for lower Townhouse Row rates

Fraternity and sorority leaders are fighting to get lower Townhouse Row rent prices and expanded amenities next semester after several residents voiced financial concerns. Townhouse Row, which houses five sororities and three fraternities, costs each resident about $1,150 per month – tied with City Hall super doubles and super triples as the second most expensive […]

SJS cites fewer drug violations

Drug law violations decreased by more than 70 percent last semester, which University officials are attributing to the effectiveness of GW’s drug education programs. University Police officials also said for the first time that the University is no longer interested in purchasing a drug-sniffing dog talked about last summer. While Student Judicial Services cited 75 […]

Sec. Albright discusses new book at GW

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright criticized Bush foreign policy and discussed her new book, “Madam Secretary,” at the Elliott School of International Affairs building Tuesday. After the speech, about 100 people lined up to get signed copies of the book. “Since I left we have had problems with Iraq, stopped negotiating with North Korea, […]

GW Deli owner dies

When Leo Ambrogi opened the GW Delicatessen in 1945, Harry S. Truman had just taken office, the world’s first computer was still a few months away from completion and GW’s classroom buildings consisted of the Hall of Government and Lisner Auditorium. Ambrogi passed away Jan. 14, one day shy of his 96th birthday. “(Death is) […]

Students file suit over D.C. underage drinking policies

Several D.C. college students recently filed a class-action lawsuit against the city, claiming that Metropolitan Police unlawfully arrested them for underage drinking. Carol Bruce, an attorney with the D.C. law office Tighe Patton Armstrong Teasdale, said MPD’s practice of arresting underage drinkers goes against a 1997 city statute that decriminalized underage consumption and possession of […]

Crime Log

Harassment 1/15 – off campus case closed A male University staff member made lewd phone calls to a female outside GW. Referred to department Indecent Exposure 1/16 – Thurston Hall 1:25 a.m. – open case Two male students were seen running naked through the seventh floor hallway. Threats 1/17 – off campus case closed Metropolitan […]