February 2, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 40

Stories from the February 2, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Positively 14th Street

U Street/Cardozo Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. With perfect grace, I sailed through the air, mimicking the poise of a prima ballerina as I unsuccessfully jumped over a puddle. I wound up ankle deep in a slushy abyss of Mother Nature’s winter vomit. I would have felt sorry for myself, but since it provided such […]

Road troubles continue

At the end of the GW men’s basketball team’s 72-65 loss to Richmond Saturday, a group of rowdy Spiders fans rushed the floor at the Robbins Center to celebrate. GW head coach Karl Hobbs said that while he was disappointed at his team’s continuing struggles on the road (3-17 in regular-season conference road games since […]

Varsity Roundup

Swimming and diving loses to GMU on Senior Day The GW swimming and diving teams lost to George Mason Saturday afternoon at the Smith Center, with the men falling 141-100 and the women dropping a tight contest 125-117. With the losses, the men are now 1-7 and the women are 3-5 heading into the Atlantic […]

GW In Brief

University unviels “Ask GW” The University announced its “Ask GW” initiative this week, a resource that will enable students to ask administrators and professors questions online. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will be “Ask GW’s” first guest this week. Students can post questions Monday to Sunday on http://www.gwnewscenter.org. Trachtenberg will post his answers starting Feb. […]

A night with the firefighters of Engine 23

The sound of alarm bells and the flicker of bright lights rouse firefighter William Wimbish from a chair in the Engine 23 firehouse. It’s just past midnight on Friday night, and the three other members of Wimbish’s battalion, who were sleeping upstairs, hurriedly saunter into the fire truck. An electronic screen in the corner of […]

Student laundry service readies for expansion

Students who still ship their dirty clothes home for their mothers to wash can get a cure for their laundry room phobia. Soapy Joe’s Laundry Service, which two GW graduates started last semester, increased customer numbers this spring and is looking to expand even further next year. This semester, 170 students use the service, which […]

Milestones mark Women’s win

After the GW women’s basketball team beat La Salle 81-64 Saturday, the focus was supposed to be on Joe McKeown’s milestone victory. But the head coach had to share the spotlight with one of his players, junior Anna Montanana, after an impressive achievement of her own. Several times this year, Montanana flirted with a triple-double, […]

GW sponsors voting project

As politicians and pundits gear up for the November general election, a GW-sponsored voting initiative is aiming to register 260,000 young voters in six states. The New Voters Project, sponsored by the GW Graduate School of Political Management and the State Public Interest Research Group, launched a campaign late last semester to register young voters […]

The dangers boosters present

Alumni, boosters and the money they donate play an integral role in collegiate athletics. Success generally requires a first-rate coach, quality facilities, solid equipment and the ability to travel. And all those things require money. But as 20th century poet Christopher Wallace once said, “Mo’ money, mo’ problems,” and at universities across the nation, that […]

Mayor faces recall effort

A community group seeking to oust D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams from office will start collecting the signatures of voters Monday in an effort to put a recall vote on the November ballot. The group, Save Our City, has 180 days to collect the signatures of 35,000 registered voters, or about 10 percent of the electorate, […]