February 19, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 46

Stories from the February 19, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Suffering continues as Colonials drop ninth straight

After a 14-point loss at Xavier Thursday, the GW men’s basketball team traveled to Duquesne with hopes of winning its first season series and ending the team’s longest losing streak since losing 13 straight in 1988-89. But a 79-69 loss Saturday now crystallizes the notion that GW may not win again this season, and reminds […]

Inside Our Pages: SA must spare students from soap opera

If a tree falls in the woods and nobody hears it, does it make a sound? If a Student Association election happens and nobody notices, did it really happen? Yes, and that’s just what most of us on campus are hoping for this year. It is nothing new for students to go about their daily […]

GW ties to Al-Zaabi grow; Hamed released

GW officials said the man arrested outside the Pentagon last week and currently being held by the Immigration and Naturalization Service could be the same individual who attended GW for three semesters in 1998. The man, listed as Sultan Rasheed Al-Zaabi, 23, on a Virginia driver’s license police obtained and his passport, also carried identification […]

Baseball salvages a road win

The GW men’s baseball team salvaged a win against host UNC-Greensboro Sunday after losing the previous day’s doubleheader in the team’s first extended series. The Colonials opened the season last week with a solid win against Norfolk State, scoring seven runs in the seventh to solidify a 12-2 win. Pitcher Greg Conden earned his first […]

GW tuition increases top other universities

GW tuition increases in recent years is similar to hikes at other institutions around the country. Boston, Emory, Northwestern and Yale universities each have been increasing at similar rates for the past several years for technology upgrades, facilities and faculty raises, although GW’s is the highest. While GW officials cited the school’s popularity as a […]

Arts: Rufus Wainwright burns the 9:30 Club to flames

Rufus Wainwright has performed at D.C.’s 9:30 Club several times over the past year, and each time the stage has been shortened and the dance floor expanded to accommodate an ever-growing audience. If his following keeps growing, Wainwright told a packed house Saturday night, he soon will perform outside the club. Wainwright’s success deserves its […]

Column: Hatchet, GW fail to improve understanding of diversity

As a black woman and member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, I found The Hatchet article (“Greek policies split groups”) on Feb. 14 to be an outrage. I believe the article was a true offense to the black Greek-letter organizations, and all black students here. The article seriously lacked significant content and offered absolutely no […]

GW to unveil improved web site

When students log on to the GW Web page Feb. 22, they will see an updated site with more organized content, said officials in GW’s Interactive Multimedia Application Group. The new page will have a sharper, blue background and will now fit all screen sizes, IMAG officials said. Steven Chang, senior designer of IMAG, said […]

MOVIE BUFFS: crazy like a coconut

Long Story Short: Jack Nicholson goes to a mental hospital. Finally. Alan Says : The amount of space we have to write will not do this movie justice. Many consider One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Fantasy Films), based on Ken Kesey’s novel, to be one of the greatest movies of all time. The film […]