April 8, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 57

Stories from the April 8, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Meet Adam Putnam, the youngest congressman in office

Picture this. You are 26 years old and have just been elected to the U.S. Congress where you will serve in the House of Representatives as its youngest member. No one in your family has ever held elected office. Your parents call you crazy. But as loving parents often do, they support your quest, regardless […]

Column: Taking away aid hurts those pursuing higher education

Former President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex industrial society.” It is for this reason that the landmark Higher Education Act was […]

Gymnastics season ends without bid to Nationals

The GW gymnastics team placed fourth in Saturday’s NCAA Regional Championships at Penn State University, failing to earn the school its first-ever bid to NCAA Nationals. By capturing the top two spots in the northeast region, Nebraska and Michigan advanced to the National Championships, which will be held next week in Tuscaloosa, Ala. GW, heading […]

Column: Chain letter curses all who disobey

Editor’s note: Dave Smith received this e-mail recently and instead of forwarding it, he thought he should share it with the entire GW community. He recognizes the danger he puts himself into by not completing the chain. Ninjas be damned. Hopefully, you have received this e-mail from one of your friends concerned for the health […]

Bassett ties homerun title, GW sweeps

The GW baseball team swept Fordham in a three-game series last weekend with a 4-3 win in a back-and-forth finale Sunday at Barcroft Park. The Colonials also won both games of a doubleheader Saturday. Senior Mike Bassett is poised to break GW’s all-time career homerun record, having tied it with his 49th and 50th homeruns […]

Around Campus

GW to remain open for protest GW will remain open but will not allow visitors in residence halls during the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meeting scheduled for April 20-21, the University announced last week. In a letter addressed to students and faculty, John Petrie, assistant vice president for Public Safety and Emergency Management […]

Lacrosse falls to Owls, Hawks

A heartbreaker and a blowout. Those words describe the weekend for the GW women’s lacrosse team, which was dealt an 18-4 loss Sunday by visiting Temple, and a 15-14 loss by St. Joseph’s Friday. The Owls turned their high-powered offense on the Colonials, scoring four goals in the game’s opening six minutes, created through speedy […]

Students debate mideast situation

As Secretary of State Colin Powell prepares to travel to the Middle East to attempt to broker a cease-fire between the Israelis and Palestinians and quell the recent upsurge in the violence, students and Middle East scholars disagree over who is to blame and possible solutions to the conflict. The U.S. Role Political science professor […]

INTERVIEW: Danny DeVito, The troll speaks

He’s a troll. Short and stocky with a bitter, twisted temperament. He’s traded insults with Batman, given smoking tips to Method Man and played ball with Michael Jordan. Actor-director Danny DeVito has his hands in a lot, everything from producing to acting to set design. In his newest film, Death to Smoochy, DeVito directs, produces […]

Students call for worker rights

A day of protests by the Progressive Student Union Thursday culminated in a picket line outside the MPA building an hour before the taping of CNN’s “Crossfire.” About 20 students and community members who gathered for the evening demonstration said they were protesting Oncore Construction’s alleged abuse of foreign workers working at the Virginia Campus […]