April 4, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 56

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

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 […]

War abroad hits home

As violence in the Middle East continues to escalate, GW students are expressing their solidarity with the Palestinians or Israelis by rallying at demonstrations around D.C. “Now is the time when all of us, including my fellow students across the country, must stand up . with Israel,” said sophomore Gabi Gershowitz in a speech Monday […]

University faculty diversity increases steadily

GW’s faculty is becoming more diverse, according to a report released by the Faculty Senate last month. The Senate reported hiring 60 women and 32 minority professors this school year. The Senate released the Retention and Recruitment of Women Faculty and Faculty of Color report, an outline of trends in recruitment of minority faculty over […]

Crime Report

Theft 3/25 City Hall A student reported that her high school class ring was stolen from her room between March 16 and March 24. The ring was valued at $300. No suspects or witnesses Closed 3/29 Pennsylvania House A student reported that his and his roommates’ laptop computers were stolen sometime between the 27th and […]

Freshman block party returns to campus

Freshman residence hall presidents plan to resurrect the Freshman Block Party Saturday on the Quad that will exclude upperclassmen from free food and games. New Hampshire jam band Strangefolk will play at the first Freshman Block Party in three years. All GW students are invited to the Quad for free music, but organizers said only […]

CNN’s Crossfire debuts at GW

A floor-to-ceiling “Crossfire” banner adorns the front of the Media and Public Affairs building. A security metal detector sits in the lobby. The six televisions that greet students entering from the H Street side all tuned in to CNN Tuesday. The nation’s longest-running political debate show has arrived. In its 20th year, “Crossfire” literally entered […]

Fleischer visits campus, talks to students

White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer emphasized the importance of loyalty and objectivity since Sept. 11 in front of 130 students, faculty and staff in the Marvin Center Wednesday night. After a year and a half of working in the White House, Fleischer stressed the important role that objectivity plays in his job and refrained […]