January 14, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 36

Stories from the January 14, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA vote fails to draw turnout

Fewer than 300 students voted on the Dec. 11 Student Association referendum that saw the passage of all three issues on the ballot, including the addition of a third, non-voting freshman senator. SA members said short notice prevented many students from hearing about the election. Students passed all three proposals by significant majorities: to add […]

A New Year, a new opportunity

“Five, four, three, two, one, happy new year!” The crowd erupts with cheers in Times Square and sleepy neighborhoods come alive with the banging of pots and pans. As observed in the United States and other parts of the world, the new year begins with celebrations and traditions. When a person thinks of New Year’s […]

GW to revamp crisis strategy

Former Naval Commander John Petrie said he is eager to talk with students and administrators regarding security concerns after being named the assistant vice president for Public Safety and Emergency Management. GW officials announced the creation of the new post in December, calling for an examination of the current system and a person to oversee […]

Inside our pages

It is unfortunate that the words “family values” have become political speak setting off stale political arguments for the right and left. Republicans make it running mantra that family is number one, and Democrats struggle to include similar philosophies in their arguments while attempting not to sound too much like their Republican opponents. The fact […]

Students travel to Israel despite security risks

Watching from atop the last Jewish stronghold during the Roman conquest 2,000 years ago, 13 GW students watched the first sunrise of 2002 glisten off the Dead Sea and light up the Jordan Valley. This years’ GW Birthright Israel group, significantly smaller than last year’s total, traveled to Israel to show solidarity with the Jewish […]

Colonial women are back on track

The last time the Colonial women posted back-to-back victories came more than a month ago when, after a sloppy loss to Georgetown, the Colonials beat De Paul on Dec. 9 and Rutgers Dec 12. A disappointing loss to George Mason followed, which characterized the start of the Colonials season – tough losses scattered among a […]

Residents return to soaked rooms

Several students returned from winter break last weekend to find fallen ceilings and flooded floors in their Schenley rooms. GW has placed at least two in temporary housing. “It’s quite a present to come back to,” said sophomore Stevie Rousey, who lives on the sixth floor of the Schenley. Rousey, who returned to GW Saturday, […]

Class of 2002 elected to Hall of Fame

Current women’s head coach Tanya Vogel leads a class of seven former athletes elected Jan 8 into the GW Athletic Hall of Fame. Vogel, a four-year soccer standout (’93-96), is the first women’s soccer player chosen for the Hall of Fame, now entering its 42nd year. She ranks fifth among all-time school scorers with 52 […]

Internships present excellent opportunities

When the school year begins to draw to an end, many students try to figure out what do to over the summer. Whether they go home or stay in D.C., some take classes, others get a job at the mall and the lucky ones spend their days lounging by the pool. Most students, however, can […]

Rosey Knows Sports: Goodbye Chicago, and other playoff picks

The season of the Cinderella Bears will come to an end Saturday in Soldier Field, where the Bears host the Philadelphia Eagles. This game will be a match of dominating defenses and, in the end, the Eagles’ balanced offense and a duo of running backs, Duce Staley and Correll Buckhalter, will create too many problems […]