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.

Column: Drinking laws make no sense

Last week the National Institutes of Health published a survey of research on college drinking. “A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges” reported a few headline-grabbing statistics, among which were: Most students do their share of binge drinking during their first year and then taper off. The 44 percent of […]

Realizing major league dreams

Colonials outfielder Mike Bassett is a fairly low-key guy, but underneath that quiet disposition lies the determination to make it to the major leagues. Just as he triumphed in his career at GW to become the most dominant slugger in University history, the senior has large hopes for the pros. “Every baseball player’s dream is […]

Burying the Hatchet

I am an athlete. Is it a good idea or a bad idea to have sex the night before a game? I’ve heard that it can make you tired, and it wastes your aggression. What do you think? –Scoring points Why not score on the field and off if you can? Athletes won’t performing worse […]

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 […]