November 8, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 27

Stories from the November 8, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Expected success breeds fan support

As basketball season begins, the GW spirit program is making strides to increase student awareness and support for the two most visible teams on campus. “Personally, my goal is to get all of the sports-minded students to the games,” said senior Steve Deacon, student coordinator for athletic activities. “The other students will come with wins. […]

GW Briefs

DVD machine installed in library Gelman Library patrons will be able to rent DVDs from a new vending machine being installed in the building’s main floor. The new DVD machine, located “right smack in the main entrance” of the library, will be ready for use this week, University Librarian Jack Siggins said. Another machine will […]

Women eye title defense

When coaches and members of the GW women’s basketball team talk about this year’s schedule, there is a tone of confidence in the players’ and coaches’ voices. There is also a tone of respect. The Colonials are not taking anybody for granted, because as head coach Joe McKeown said, in the Atlantic 10, one loss […]


The article “Hart loses ANC bid” (Nov. 4, p.6) incorrectly stated that Dorothy Miller would remain chair of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission. Term limits preclude Miller from chairing the ANC. The story also carried a photo with an inaccurate caption. Foggy Bottom resident Rita Champagne was campaigning for, not against, GW senior Kris Hart.

High school power bolsters Colonials

There are numerous college basketball powerhouses in the United States. Duke University, Indiana University and the University of North Carolina are just a few teams that have won multiple national championships over the years. To succeed in college basketball, a team needs talent, which usually come from successful high school programs. Most basketball fans have […]

Colonials face great expectations

Expectations can be a dangerous thing. So dangerous, in fact, that GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs wants no part of them. “Throw the expectations out the window,” Hobbs said after a mid-October practice. “It’s very hard to convince me we’re half as good as people say we are. We’re a long ways away.” For […]

GW pushes back spring registration

University officials on Thursday pushed back spring class registration a week in order to change meeting times for up to 200 courses and alleviate an overbooked schedule. Students were informed of the move in a mass e-mail sent out by Craig Linebaugh, associate vice president for academic planning and development. Registration for non-hours undergraduate students […]

Damaged pipe floods HOVA floors

A damaged hot water pipe flooded three Hall on Virginia Avenue floors late Friday night. Residents were without reliable water service until 3:30 p.m. Saturday. At around 10:15 p.m. Friday, a female HOVA resident kicked a third floor radiator, causing a hot water pipe to burst and damage the northwest side of the building. Water […]

Mail employee suspected of tampering

A GW Mail Services employee is suspected of opening students’ letters last month. U.S. Postal Inspection Service officials are still questioning the employee – whom they declined to identify – and have yet to charge him with mail tampering. Tracy Schario, GW’s director of Media Relations, said the employee has been suspended and is “believed […]