April 15, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 59

Stories from the April 15, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Richmond beats GW in A-10 finale

The GW men’s tennis team turned out a second-place finish at this weekend’s Atlantic 10 Tournament in Pittsburgh, where the Colonials defeated Fordham and Xavier before falling to tournament winner Richmond in the final round. Coming into the tournament Friday with a 14-6 record, Colonials power had strengthened, and the team’s performance had improved as […]

Interview: Trachtenberg speaks of past, present and future

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg needs no introduction on campus. Unapologetic in his view that GW is going places faster than anyone anticipated, he sat down with The Hatchet to discuss recent Washington Post coverage, U.S. News rankings, hippos and student interaction. A full transcript of the interview is also available online. Hatchet: Do you […]

Law School ranking drops

Administrators and students said the GW Law School’s drop from 23rd to 25th in the U.S. News and World Report rankings was not significant and attributed the change to minimal changes implemented by other law schools. “Because the law schools around us in the rankings are very tightly bunched together, the slightest change in any […]

Conden goes the distance for a win

The Colonials exploded for a four-run fifth inning, erasing a three-run deficit to beat Dayton 7-4 Saturday. Starter Greg Conden (7-2) fanned four in his fourth complete game of the season. Rain delayed the start of the game, which pushed back the second game of a doubleheader to Sunday. Both games scheduled Sunday were canceled. […]

Student bands to join Busta Rhymes at Spring Fling

Three student bands will open for Busta Rhymes at Spring Fling April 27 after receiving the most votes at Battle of the Bands Friday night. Program Board officials also confirmed a Wednesday Black Entertainment Television report that Busta Rhymes will play on campus. The Alcove Kids, Nine Stories Up and Starsixnine won eight-band competition Friday […]

Lehigh defeats women’s lacrosse

Lehigh University defeated the GW women’s lacrosse team 11-6 Saturday afternoon in Bethlehem, Pa. GW freshmen Heidi Mayer and Jamie Lee combined for all six GW goals, with Mayer netting four and Lee adding two plus an assist. Striker Jacqueline Arfaa also added an assist. The Mountain Hawks overcame a 2-1 deficit and scored six […]

Anchor Bowl benefits charities for the blind

As Delta Tau Delta pledge Kenny Norden played a Tenacious D song on the guitar, fellow pledge Jake Bedor began to belt out the words. With microphone in hand and wearing only a strategically placed black sock, Bedor was accompanied by two Delta Tau Delta members in full Winnie-the-Pooh regalia Friday night in Funger Hall. […]

Protesters disrupt live CNN show

Protesters attempted to disrupt Thursday’s “Crossfire” broadcast in the Jack Morton Auditorium by clapping, blowing whistles and chanting “GWU exploits workers.” Almost 30 demonstrators, who did not appear to be students, were escorted from the audience as the show cut to a commercial for its national audience. “Crossfire” Executive Producer Sam Feist said the incident […]

Students dispute SMPA major fee

As student majors in the School of Media and Public Affairs grumble about a $1,000 fee that will become a permanent addition to their yearly GW tuition bills, GW Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz says that students are misinterpreting the purpose of the added cost. Katz said the fee is needed in order for […]

“Crossfire” officials deny U.S. News rumor

Republican press offices and CNN producers denied a rumor reported in the “Washington Whispers” column of this week’s U.S. News and World Report that Republicans are refusing to be guests on “Crossfire.” A spokesman in House of Representatives Majority Whip Tom DeLay’s office said he thought CNN started the rumor to get more Republicans on […]