April 4, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 56

Stories from the April 4, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letters: Valdez lessons

March 28 was the 13th anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history – the Exxon Valdez oil spill. When it ran aground, the Exxon-owned Valdez tanker spilled more than 11 million gallons of oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Now, 13 years after the catastrophe, severe fallout such as the damage of the […]

Blankvoort leads team to season-high finish

Coming off a record-setting round at the Colonial Intercollegiate Tournament last week, GW golfer Thomas Blankvoort continued his success grabbing a second-place finish at the GW Invitational Monday at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club in Issue, Md. The team placed second, its highest finish of the season. Blankvoort’s five-under par (67) in the second […]

Big Trouble offers huge cast and huge laughs

The release of Big Trouble was delayed after 9/11 because the film depicts careless breeches of airport security. Finally seeing the light of day, this production is sure to help many of us forget our woes. Under the direction of the acclaimed Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black, Get Shorty), Big Trouble is the surprise hit […]

Around Campus: Briefs

Jay Leno to perform Colonial Weekend Comedian Jay Leno, host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” will give two performances on Oct. 12 in the Smith Center as part of GW’s first annual Colonial Weekend. Shows will begin at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and tickets are $47.50 for adults and $32.50 for […]

Letters: Snatchet distasteful

I am a transfer student and went to read The Snatchet on April 1 only to find it full of vulgarity, massive sexual innuendo and blatancy. This made me very mad. Do you feel that this type of material enhances your credibility as a journalist? If anything, it damages it severely. This shows a great […]

GW launches venture consulting firm

GW’s newest students include employees of Boeing, Nokia and the CIA, who the University is training through a consulting initiative called GWSolutions. Owned by GW, the company consults and helps design educational curriculums for private companies and government agencies. Company CEO Roger Whitaker said GWSolutions, which incorporated last August, has found a way to take […]

McCalla prepares to move from one stage to another

Los Angeles has Kobe. Texas has A-Rod. Seattle has Ichiro. Today’s star athletes are identified by one name, which almost always represents a career full of record-setting statistics, achievements, clutch performances and team titles. GW has Devin. At this year’s Atlantic 10 Championships, senior gymnast Devin McCalla made conference history by scoring a perfect 10.0 […]

Paintball team to compete nationally

Watch out, Chicago – the Colonial Fury is on its way. After recently securing several corporate sponsors, GW’s paintball team has funding to compete in two tournaments in April, including the National College Paintball Championships in suburban Joliet, Ill. It will be the first time the team will compete at the national level. “We’re really […]

Bassett’s pair of homers lift GW over Bison

The GW baseball team capped a four-game winning streak Wednesday with a 17-6 win against Howard at Barcroft Park. The win showcased a streak of strong hitting that began with a win over Massachusetts last Friday and continued in Tuesday’s 6-5 win over Delaware. Led on Wednesday by rightfielder Mike Bassett’s two home runs, including […]

Pi Kappa Alpha will join campus

The Interfraternity Council voted last month to accept Pi Kappa Alpha on campus for the fall, and another will be re-considered in December after breaking recruitment rules. Three fraternities – Alpha Phi Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Alpha Mu – made proposals to the IFC in March. “I felt very confident in our presentation […]