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.

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 […]

Staff Editorial: Politics as usual

With the U.S. economy wallowing in the doldrums of recession, it seems students would be more aware when they are wasting money. That is why we are confused by Student Association members’ fumbled and costly attempt at progressive student government. A poorly executed referendum during the final exam reading period failed to garner the attention […]

Staff editorial: Sailing to safety

GW’s decision to create its own version of President George W. Bush’s Office of Homeland Security is a prudent, thoughtful first step toward adapting to the post-Sept. 11 world. Retired Navy Captain John Petrie will assume the new position of assistant vice president for public safety and emergency management. He will be charged with expanding, […]

Who am I?

You are probably wondering two things right now. Who am I? And what happened to The Hatchet’s old opinions editor? I was asked by those managing the paper to assume the responsibilities of the opinions editor after my predecessor, Drew Holland, graduated in December. Perhaps a brief introduction is in order. My past experience with […]

Between the Lines:The Hobbs work ethic is working

This time last year, the Colonials made national headlines after turning a charity game with the University of Tennessee into a WWF bout. A slew of bad news followed: a sexual assault conviction, a phone card scandal, the subsequent resignation of a head coach and an defunct trip to the NBA by a shooting guard. […]