April 23, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 61

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

Letter to the Editor: In a different class

I am writing to request that, in the future, when you are soliciting opinions regarding the “impression of the GW basketball team,” that you make a distinction between the men’s team and women’s team (Hatchet on-line poll, April 19). That is, unless you are implying that both teams put GW in a negative light. But […]

Staff Editorial: Starting fresh

Tom Penders’s days with GW men’s basketball are over. After several reports of misconduct by him and his players attracted national attention to his squad in the past two years, coupled with new developments in recent weeks reported in both The Hatchet and The Washington Post, Penders resigned under pressure Friday. Now that Penders is […]

Cheney gives GW $3 million

Vice President Dick Cheney will show his appreciation for 23 years of heart treatment by donating $3.12 million to the GW Medical Faculty Associates to create the Richard B. Cheney Cardiovascular Institute, Cheney’s press secretary said. The institute will advance education, research and clinical care of cardiovascular diseases, MFA media specialist David Garofalo said. Cheney […]

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 […]