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.

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 […]

MOVIE BUFFS: 3 Kings teams pretty boys and gangsta flavar

Long Story Short: George Clooney, Ice Cube and Mark Wahlberg are Desert Storm soldiers that try their best to steal Saddam’s gold while at the same time freeing the oppressed masses. They may be pretty boys but in this movie they’re some bad-ass dudes. Alan Says: Three Kings (Warner Bros.) is a rare experience because […]

Staff editorial: Drugging education

A 1998 law created by Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 strips students convicted of selling or using drugs of their federal financial aid. During the 2000-01 academic year alone, more than 47,000 applicants for federal financial aid were stripped of some or all of their assistance because of […]