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.

Baseball honors historic figure

Jackie Robinson once said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” It is in this spirit that a baseball game Tuesday will remember and honor the man who broke the Major League Baseball color barrier on April 15, 1947. In a joint effort between the GW baseball team […]

Staff editorial: Paying for prestige

There is no question GW is moving in the right direction in improving its reputation as a prestigious university. The School of Media and Public Affairs building, a state-of-the-art testament to progress, is just part of the radical expansion period GW is going through. But the $1,000 fee SMPA undergraduates majoring in political communication, journalism […]

Men’s and women’s crews place fourth

The usually silent Potomac River underwent a festive change Saturday morning with the bustle of the 15th annual GW Invitational Crew Classic. Students, alumni and spectators gathered on the Waterfront to see both the Colonial men and women tie for fourth place in the regatta. The U.S. Naval Academy won the men’s event, taking seven […]

Letter: Unknown saying

It was refreshing to hear the April 8 (“Meet Adam Putnam, the youngest congressman in office”) interview with Adam Putman (R-Fla.), who at age 27 has accomplished a great deal. I was heartened to learn that age cannot get in the way of a dedicated individual committed to public service. In our troubled times, this […]

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 […]