October 18, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 21

Stories from the October 18, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Rising retention

GW administrators are understandably excited that the University’s retention rate continues to climb. They attribute this success to a high level of student satisfaction with the services GW provides. While this may be true – no hard data exists to support or refute this claim – the issue of student retention is much more complicated […]

Ringing in on college memories

A ticket to a GW basketball game: $0. GW shot glass: $5.99. Blue GW pennant: $17.99. GW letter jacket: $230. The Watergate room at HOVA: $6,500 a year. Personalized GW class rings: priceless. Or are they? Every year, juniors and seniors have to decide whether or not class rings are worth the investment. A university […]

Golf places eighth at Lehigh Stabler

Thomas Blankvoort led the GW golf team to an eighth-place finish out of a field of 20 teams at last weekend’s Lehigh Stabler Invitational. Blankvoort’s six-over-par 150 (74-76) at the par-72, 6,500-yard Center Valley Golf Club, tied him for 14th overall. Lehigh University’s Bowden Osborn won the tournament with a five-under-par 139 (69-70). Host Lehigh […]

DC Diary: Venturing into Annapolis

Thanks to the canceled IMF meetings, my roommate and I decided to make an adventure out of our weekend and take a short trip to the United States Naval Academy to visit some friends. I was really excited because I had never before seen either the Naval Academy or Annapolis. Unfortunately, Annapolis is not easy […]

Men’s tennis defeats Georgetown

The GW men’s tennis team defeated cross-town rival Georgetown 5-2 in a dual match at Georgetown. The Colonials dominated by winning both No.1 and No.2 doubles and taking four of six singles matches including the No. 1, No.3, No. 4 and No. 6 matches. The Colonials came into this match coming off an impressive win […]

Entertainment Listings Oct. 19th to 25th

Movies AMC Union Station AMC Courthouse Plaza Cineplex Odeon Dupont Circle Cineplex Odeon Foundry Cineplex Odeon Inner Circle Cineplex Odeon Uptown Lowes Pentagon City 6 Music 9:30 Club Metro Cafe Hatchet Reviews AMC Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. (703) 998-4262 Bandits (PG-13) 1:10, 4:15, 7:10, 10:10 Corky Romano (PG-13) 2:00, 5:30, 7:45, 10:25 Don’t […]

Alt-rock sound rules week’s releases

The Strokes Is This It in stores now Guitar-driven poppy alt-rock isn’t dead just yet. In fact, it’s just coming to maturity. The Strokes are hitting hard with their debut Is This It (RCA), an album which offers listeners a jolt of infectious rock. The album has an eerie familiarity but manages to stand out […]

Forum: Federalize air security

Is air travel a national security matter? After the tragic events of Sept. 11, government officials have made air travel security a most prominent issue. After closing airlines for days, in some cases weeks, and attempting to improve the current status of air travel security, the federalization of airport screening personnel and procedures is the […]

Sports: GMU shuts out Colonial women

George Mason shut out the GW women’s soccer team 4-0 in Fairfax, Va. Tuesday in a game of experimentation for the Colonials. Because it was not a conference game, head coach Tanya Vogel said her team was not as “pumped up” for the game and used it as a practice to try some new plays […]

Op-Ed: Learning equates to success

Even a few years ago, those who worked in higher education still posed a basic question: Were undergraduates engaged in “learning for its own sake,” or were they being groomed for roles in the American economy? For a significant number of academicians, the debate had to do with personal status and curricular details. The noblest […]