April 29, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 64

Stories from the April 29, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Women’s water polo places eighth at Easterns

The eighth-seeded Colonials finished where they started – in the eighth place at this weekend’s Eastern Championships hosted by Princeton University. The GW women’s water polo team notched one win in a tournament that gave its postseason berth to tournament winner Michigan. After losing to first-seeded Michigan 9-2 Friday afternoon, the Colonials ratcheted up their […]

Women going shot for shot with the guys

When picturing a binge drinker, who are the stereotypical candidates? While most think of the fraternity brothers of Animal House or jocks crushing beer cans over their heads, recent research shows females are increasingly hitting the bottle and tapping the keg. A study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, published in the American […]

Two bike cross-country

Two GW sophomores will begin a 4,000-mile bike ride from New Haven, Conn. to San Francisco May 30. Evan Johnson and Steve Carlson will join 28 other students from Yale and Villanova universities, the universities of Arizona and Colorado and Virginia Tech this summer for nine weeks to build homes for Habitat for Humanity and […]

Staff editorial: Banning freedom

President George W. Bush’s newest front in the “war on terrorism” is the classroom, and it will seriously harm academic freedom in this country if his preposterous ideas take effect. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Bush is considering banning foreign students from learning certain “sensitive” subjects. In theory it would keep terrorists from […]

GW ups Elliott ante

The University responded to Zoning Commission requests last week by putting dollar figures and timeframes on offers for final approval of the new Elliott School project. Community members said the proposal is still unsubstantial, and have until May 7 to officially respond. The Zoning Commission will rule on the package May 13. University General Counsel […]

Women’s crew places third at A-10 tourney

Before this season, every Atlantic 10 Women’s Rowing Championship has ended the same way: Massachusetts in first, GW in second. At Saturday’s A-10 race on Cooper River in New Jersey, the Colonials were hoping the roles would be reversed – but they did not count on Rhode Island to knock them into third. Massachusetts won […]

Around Campus

Students discuss Sex in the Univer-city GW student group Voices for Choices is coordinating with D.C.’s Planned Parenthood host a “Safer Sex in the Univer-city” party Tuesday from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Thurston Hall TV lounge. Condoms and information about safe sex and birth control will be distributed to students, and Kim Buck […]

Experts debate Africa’s fate

Post-Cold War civil wars and the increasing spread of AIDS are two major problems African countries still face. GW’s Organization for African Students co-sponsored a daylong conference Saturday to address these and other issues with the GW community and consider solutions to the continent’s problems. Instead of focusing on the negative, speakers at the first […]

Student leaders win top honors

About 400 students, faculty and staff members gathered at the 17th annual Excellence in Student Life Awards Thursday night at the Smith Center to honor student leaders and organizations. “Tonight celebrates a very important component of our University community,” President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said in his welcoming address. He said GW is not exclusively committed […]

30 Piece: Snapshots of a college experience

My adventure began when the airport shuttle carrying my parents turned the corner and disappeared from sight. I began my walk back to Thurston, knowing that a great four-year journey lie ahead. All that I had known and experienced in Seattle became a distant reality three time zones away. My new reality became the streets […]