April 23, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 61

Stories from the April 23, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Op-Ed: Focus on criminals

Geoffrey Langham’s defense of the Metropolitan Police Department (“Policing priorities,” April 12) is rooted in the fact that underage drinking is a crime, and those who choose to drink underage are criminals deserving of whatever punishment might come their way. I heartily applaud Langham’s own adherence to the law. Since he so steadfastly believes in […]

Letter to the Editor: Fixing the facts

I am writing to correct David Cuddy on his Forum article in Thursday’s Hatchet (“Treaty hurts Americans,” April 19). Cuddy claims that greenhouse gases have never been proven to cause global warming. Without getting too much into the details, science does not have the power to “prove” anything. Even something as obvious as gravity cannot […]

Hardball host speaks at MPA

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC/CNBC’s “Hardball,” departed from his show’s normal hard-hitting political banter to offer his admiration for Winston Churchill at a packed Media and Public Affairs auditorium Thursday night. Matthews, a trustee of The Churchill Center which sponsored the speech, detailed Churchill’s accomplishments, saying if he could have anyone on his show, it […]

Three Bassett homers lift GW over La Salle

The GW baseball team responded to a pair of losses at conference-rival Temple Friday by beating La Salle in both games of Sunday’s doubleheader at Barcroft Park. Mike Bassett hit three homeruns and drove in 10 runs Sunday, moving him into third place on the Colonials’ all-time homerun list. Dan Rouhier moved into second place […]

Op-Ed: Make tolerance apply to Christians

“Surely, this was the Son of God!” said the Roman soldier on Calvary two thousand and one years ago, on that first Good Friday when the Earth shook and the heavens darkened as Jesus Christ bowed his head and gave up his spirit. In the faiths of Catholics and Christians alike, that soldier uttered the […]

WEB EXLUSIVE: Kozmo.com shuts down

Students must find another place to satisfy midnight cravings for Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and Krispy Kreme Donuts after online retailer Kozmo.com shut down its operations permanently April 11. “Are you kidding?” said sophomore Joseph Brovenzano after hearing news of the closing. “(Kozmo) was the most convenient source for video games, movies, everything. My […]

Bennett speaks at Commencment

Singer Tony Bennett and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk will head a list of seven speakers and honorary degree recipients at GW’s Class of 2001 Commencement ceremony May 20. The University usually chooses one keynote speaker to address the graduating class, but dividing the honor is not unprecedented, said Bob Ludwig, assistant director for Media […]

Op-Ed: Pass harassment policy

We are writing to express our views on the upcoming vote by the Faculty Senate on GW’s Sexual Harassment Policy. Contrary to many students’ statements in Monday’s Hatchet article (“Students Define Sexual Harassment,” April 16, p. 3), the definition of sexual harassment is not ambiguous. The revised policy uses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Students Volunteer for Weekend of Service

GW students cleaned up the Shaw neighborhood, dedicated a mural at a library and built a community garden this weekend to commemorate the 13th annual National Youth Service Day. Neighbor’s Project Corps members ran five citywide events to benefit young and old residents throughout the weekend. “Nationally service is falling, but at GW service is […]

Students dance for children’s charity

About 50 GW students danced until dawn Friday night to raise more than $8,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network at the first GW Dance Marathon. The music genre rotated each hour during the marathon to include dance, hip-hop, techno, karaoke, and ’70s and ’80s hours. The GW Dance Marathon Overall Committee hired disc jockeys and […]