January 17, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 35

Stories from the January 17, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Gymnasts place third at home invitational

As the GW women’s gymnastics team opens the 2005 season, coach Margie Foster-Cunningham expects a tougher challenge than the team has faced in years past. The Colonials spent 17 seasons in the Atlantic 10 conference, winning five consecutive championships, but is now competing in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL), alongside the universities of Pittsburgh, […]

GW Inaugural Ball nearly sold out

The GW Inaugural Ball is close to being sold out, University officials said. As of Jan. 12, more than a week before the ball, GW had sold 3,580 tickets. The ball, which will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel from 8 p.m. to midnight on Jan. 20, can accommodate 4,000 guests. Tickets cost $75. […]

“Inside Politics” may replace “Crossfire” at GW

University officials said CNN is planning to broadcast “Inside Politics” at the Jack Morton Auditorium following the cancellation of “Crossfire,” which has aired live from GW since April 2002. “This opens up more opportunities for GW students,” said Michael Freedman, GW’s vice president for Communications. “We were thrilled to have ‘Crossfire’ here for three years, […]

Freeman beats buzzer, upsets men’s basketball

The GW men’s basketball team hit a mid-season bump in the road Saturday. Despite battling back from an 18-point deficit to Massachusetts, the No. 21 (Associated Press) Colonials eventually fell 76-74 to the Minutemen in overtime in front of 4,310 fans at the Smith Center. While the loss was tough to take for coach Karl […]

City in lockdown ahead of inauguration

As President Bush’s second inauguration draws near, so does the implementation of some of the tightest security a city accustomed to a high police presence has ever seen. “There is an unprecedented high level of security for the presidential inauguration,” University Police chief Dolores Stafford said. Stafford encouraged GW community members to “carry their GWorld […]

Column: Expect success, not perfection

It’s a long way to the top of the college basketball world. Despite what many fans and media types have said recently, the GW men’s team is not there yet. Saturday’s wrenching, one-point overtime loss to Massachusetts proved that reality. For the first time this year, the Colonials lost a game they probably should have […]

Mitchell 7-Eleven stops accepting Colonial Cash

The 7-Eleven in Mitchell Hall no longer accepts Colonial Cash because of high costs associated with using the GWorld system, the store’s manager said Sunday. The manager, who declined to be identified, said GW takes four times as much from each sale than the most expensive credit card system, American Express. The percentage of each […]

Winter break recap: Men’s basketball

Despite losing to Massachusetts Saturday, the Colonials had a largely successful string of games over winter break. GW improved to 11-3 overall while earning spots in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls. GW is currently ranked No. 21 in the AP and No. 22 in the ESPN poll, but could drop a few […]

Elliott School dean to leave post

After serving for a decade as dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs, Harry Harding announced last week that he will step down from his position in June. The expert on Sino-American policy said he was pleased with his time as dean and wanted the school to benefit from fresh leadership. Harding plans to […]

Winter break recap: Women’s basketball

The GW women’s basketball team had a strong winter break, winning five of seven after starting the season just 3-3. The Colonials, who are now 3-1 in Atlantic 10 play, helped head coach Joe McKeown pick up his 200th career conference win against Massachusetts Jan. 9. McKeown is the all-time career leader in conference victories. […]