February 21, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 47

Stories from the February 21, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Arts: Costner watches career go to the grave

Kevin Costner’s hope to break free from his streak of flopped movies may just have to wait until next time. He doesn’t drink any urine in this one, but Dragonfly (Universal) is still bad because it doesn’t offer anything new, rather it simply piggy-backs on trite film conventions. Costner plays Dr. Joe Darrow a man […]

Crime Report: This week’s crime log

Destruction of Property 2/11 – Thurston Hall No suspects or witnesses. Closed 2/12 – B & E Vending, 2028 G St. Open 02/15 – Dakota Apartments Referred to SJS. Closed Disorderly Conduct 2/13 – City Hall Referred to SJS. Closed 2/14 – Thurston Hall No identifiable suspect. Closed Liquor Law Violation 02/15 – Strong Hall […]

2002 Baseball Preview: Unfinished business fuels a deep team

Depth, and a desire to complete last year’s unfinished business has the GW men’s baseball team thinking it can follow up last year’s season, which ended one game shy of the NCAA Tournament. “Had we won that last game, it would have been the best season at GW. But since we didn’t, it was just […]

Around Campus: Briefs

Alpha Phi Alpha hosts step show Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. National Black fraternity will host its annual step show Saturday night in Lisner Auditorium. The show runs 7:30-10 p.m. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation and sickle cell research. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the […]

Staff editorial: Lewis vs. Tyson

Although bringing Mike Tyson to D.C. constitutes the city taking the low moral ground on a controversial issue, the D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission’s vote supporting the license application of Tyson and opponent Lennox Lewis is the right move for an ailing District economy hit extraordinarily hard by recession after Sept. 11. The District’s tourism […]

Post executive lectures on newspaper trade

Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie, Jr. gave more than 50 students an inside look at one of the nation’s largest newspapers Tuesday night. His speech in the Marvin Dorothy Betts Theatre centered on how Sept 11 affected newsrooms across the country, the inner workings of The Post and where he thinks the news industry […]

Letter: Cox misunderstands

I was disappointed with an op-ed in the Feb. 14 edition of The Hatchet (“Greek policies split groups”). The op-ed was misleading and poorly researched. There is no “white Greek community.” The members of Interfraternity Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council sororities come from diverse backgrounds. And for the record, the presidents of all of the […]

Students mix beer and bible at LuLu’s bar

About 200 students packed Lulu’s Club Mardi Gras Tuesday night, sharply dressed with drinks in hand. What distinguished the scene from a typical Thursday night? The topic of conversation was God. The bar played host to the Newman Center’s Father Rob Panke for “Theology on Tap,” a free event for young adults to discuss religion. […]

Streep recounts acting career

Actress Meryl Streep told a sold-out Lisner Auditorium audience Monday night she once thought acting was “not a serious way to spend your life.” Streep talked about her life achievements in film, television and theater at the Smithsonian Associates-sponsored lecture, which also promoted her two new films scheduled for release in 2002. Michael Kahn, director […]

Tickets for gala undersell

With two days left until the Foggy Bottom Ball, the University has sold about 700 tickets to the function. That is enough to fill 65 percent of the function room’s 1,100-person capacity. Although officials compared the event to last year’s Inaugural Ball, the function is aimed at drawing a slightly smaller crowd. Last year’s ball […]