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.

Adding alternative art

Bored on a Saturday afternoon? Can’t think of anything to do? Want a huge Celtic knot on your back? Here’s a suggestion: Venture to one of D.C.’s safe and reputable tattoo parlors and pick out a clever design or part of your body to pierce. Fatty’s Custom Tattooz, in Dupont Circle, and Jinx Proof, in […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Patagonia CEO addresses GW business students

Patagonia CEO Michael Crooke admitted Wednesday that “dirtbags” are his favorite people. Speaking in Funger Hall to about 80 people, mostly MBA students from the School of Business and Public Management, he explained that they are the consumers who truly appreciate Patagonia’s products and company mission. Crooke said Patagonia is not a typical outdoor clothing […]

Men’s tennis handles Xavier and Bonnies

The GW men’s tennis team won its eighth straight match Saturday, squeezing by visiting St. Bonaventure for a 4-3 win. The win against the Bonnies followed a 4-3 victory over Xavier Friday. The successful weekend improves GW’s record to 14-6 and places the Colonials in a promising spot for the upcoming Atlantic 10 Championships, which […]

Women’s water polo defeats Bucknell, Villanova

The GW women’s water polo team defeated Bucknell and Villanova but lost to Princeton in Lewisburg, Pa., last weekend. In the last matches before the Southern Championships, GW improved its record to 14-5 overall and 6-2 in conference play. GW head coach Scott Reed said that, despite the two victories, turnovers plagued the Colonials all […]

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 […]