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.

BAR BELLE: says goodbye

I don’t know what to write. Perhaps I do not want to say adieu, or maybe words cannot express the emotions I feel within the recesses of my heart, but these last few weeks of my life at GW have been inexplicable. How does one say goodbye? It isn’t possible. I wish I had some […]

Letters: Falling short

I, like many GW seniors, am shocked to hear that our graduation speaker will be the president of another U.S. university. After four years of seeing this University spend obscene amounts of money to bring big music acts to campus, brag about laser-light shows during Colonial Inauguration and boast of bowling alleys and video games, […]

Pizzeria Paradiso offers italain getaway

3.5 Hatchets Pizzeria Paradiso 2029 P St., NW (202) 223-1245 Dough: $8.95 for an 8-inch, $12.95 for a 14-inch Attire: casual Tucked within a row of brownstones in Dupont Circle, Pizzeria Paradiso sits quietly with a humble decor. The small and chic restaurant has limited seating but is overflowing with customers. Opting to sit at […]

Letters: Students unheard

Tuesday night was the final Student Association Senate meeting of the school year. Unfortunately, only a handful of students actually show up to our meetings and one must question why this happens. As this year’s undergraduate senator at-large, please allow me to give you an example of why this happens. At Tuesday’s meeting, I introduced […]

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 […]