May 2, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 65

Stories from the May 2, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW women build pillars of support

A woman has not run for the top spot in the Student Association for two years and has not been elected in three. In SA history, there has only been one female elected president: Carrie Potter, who served in 1998-99. While females have not shied away from top roles in other organizations, women leadership in […]

Baseball Beats GMU After Losing First-Place Bid

The Colonials knocked off George Mason Tuesday at Barcroft Park to rebound from Monday’s home loss against first-place Richmond. A win Monday would have put GW into first place in the Atlantic 10. Instead, the loss dropped GW into second place with six conference games remaining, including a series against third-place Xavier next weekend. Tuesday’s […]

Staff editorial: Hitting a keynote

After two years of student grumbling about the University’s choice for Commencement speaker, GW administrators should make serious attempts to get student input about who sends them off into the real world. The administration’s selection of Brown University President Ruth Simmons to keynote this year’s ceremony may be a positive image for students and a […]

GW may cut complaint line

GW administrators said they are making proposals for a program to replace the anonymous faculty complaint line, which officials said will be disconnected but did not specify when. Professors said they assume the line will be cut soon because of “pressures” the University has faced from GW faculty members and outside organizations. The line was […]

Letters: Disappointing speaker

Last year people were upset about the slate of Commencement speakers the administration picked. Our fearless leaders have done it again. Being a graduating senior, I would like to do subsequent graduating classes a favor and outline who we would like to see as our Commencement speakers. One, we live in the capital of the […]

Campus split on commencement speaker

Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons will keynote GW’s Commencement May 19 on the Ellipse, GW announced Monday. Simmons became the first black president of an Ivy League school when she took over at Brown last year. Simmons, a child of Texas sharecroppers and great-great granddaughter of slaves, wrote a 1993 report that became the […]

Lacrosse looks forward to success

While they ended their inaugural Division I season with a big loss to No. 20 George Mason Tuesday, the Colonials showed late-game grit that could indicate a promising road ahead. The Colonials classify themselves as a strong second half team, evidenced when they held the Patriots to just three second-half goals in the 13-4 loss. […]

Smith Center vandalism leads to pool draining

Smith Center vandalism results in pool draining Smith Center staff drained and cleaned the building’s 190,000-gallon swimming pool this week after a brick was thrown through one of the double-paned windows near the pool early Monday morning, sending shards of glass into the water. University Police reported that an officer was leaving Funger Hall at […]

Sexual assault reports rise

Preliminary numbers from Student Judicial Services for disciplinary violations this year show a “concerning” hike in sexual assault complaints, suspensions and expulsions, while alcohol violations remained flat and fraternities saw a marked decrease in violations with no hazing charges. Sexual assault victims come forward Senior Assistant Dean Mike Walker reported that Student Judicial Services received […]

MC gets face-lift

Students will find more J Street seating space next fall, after GW completes a $20 million Marvin Center renovation project. The University will expand J Street by 35 tables and enclose an outdoor patio over the summer to provide year-round eating space. “The student population has increased, so the demand is there to have more […]