March 14, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 53

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

GW wines, dines connected alumni

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fl.) and University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg schmoozed with alumni to discuss D.C. congressional representation and GW networking opportunities Tuesday night on Capitol Hill. The well-received black-tie event, which was largely a push for alumni donations, was catered with spirits and hors d’oeuvres in an elaborate caucus room with chandeliers and a […]

Colonial Women win WNIT opener, set to face Va. Tech

The Colonial women put the disappointment of their NCAA Tournament snub behind them for 40 minutes Wednesday night to beat the University of Delaware 78-71 in the first round of the WNIT at home. Erica Lawrence, who scored a season-high 23 points, notched the 1,000th point of her career. GW advances to the second round […]

Losing Streak Aside, Hobbs reflects on rookie season

The Colonials season had just ended with a loss to Massachusetts in Philadelphia’s First Union Spectrum last week, the press conferences were over and the GW locker room was as empty as the team’s Atlantic 10 Tournament hopes. That was the point at which first-year head coach Karl Hobbs sat down in an almost empty […]

Eels singer talks to the Hatchet

Horn-rimmed glasses and a quivering lip. It’s been almost six years since Eel lead singer E, yes just the letter, had his minute in the spotlight getting recognition for his hit song “Novocaine for the Soul.” That time is now ancient history for E, who has since released three more albums since on Dreamworks Records, […]

Stars of Kissing Jessica Stein Bear all to The Hatchet

I enter the lobby of Dupont’s Hotel Rouge with a bit of trepidation. The red walls, leopard carpeting and Alice in Wonderland -style chairs of this chic new hotel are somewhat intimidating. As I sit in wait for my interviewees, I wonder whose quirky personality is responsible for this lodging decision. The stars then arrive […]

Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy Team up for action/comedy

Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro, together? It’s crazy – so crazy it might work. Warner Brothers’ Showtime, which teams up the two legendary actors, is quite enjoyable. Although hampered by a predictable script, Showtime has fresh jokes and quality acting. De Niro (15 Minutes) stars as Mitch Preston, a no-nonsense cop. Murphy (Shrek) plays […]

Staff editorial: Security sense

With two more instruments stolen from the music department, it is clear University Police failed to do enough to secure expensive student equipment after the first wave of instrument thefts over Winter Break. Despite GW’s apparent inaction, at least Risk Management has agreed to cover the costs of stolen instruments not picked up by student […]

Staff editorial: GW’s hearing problems

The decision to cut all American Sign Language courses at GW is wrong. While the Graduate School of Education and Human Development makes the understandable argument that it is losing money to classes mostly filled by undergraduates, Columbian College officials who have been advocating to take the reasonable alternative. Clearly there is demand for these […]