May 13, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 1

Stories from the May 13, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Summer sounds of the great outdoors

Volkswagen buses line up outside the gates of a wide grassy expanse, where barefoot girls in calico dresses whirl and hemp-clad guys kick around a hackey sack. Circles of people beating bongo drums or passing a joint dot the field, awaiting the next act. A guitarist, drummer and occasionally a fiddle or mandolin player take […]

Column: Support Available

In reference to the March 28 Hatchet article (“Assault victims critique system”), I would like to explain and clarify the campus services available to students. The Sexual Assault Crisis Consultation Team is co-coordinated by University Police Department Director Dolores Stafford and myself. It is very important for survivors to know the SACC team is made […]

Column: GW moments prepare seniors

Friends, Colonials, countrymen, welcome to Commencement 2002. After the blood, toil and tears of four years (four-and-a-half to five for some of us) at GW, it seems our moment in the limelight has finally come. If you’re excessively bored by the various speakers of the weekend, you are hereby commanded, not just urged, to read […]

Letters: Power for power’s sake

Aldous Huxley once said, “So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.” Huxley’s statement clarifies nicely the debate surrounding this year’s commencement speaker. When I first got word of Ruth Simmons as the speaker, I was confused. Who is this? Another university president speaking […]

Awards spotlight seniors

Three GW seniors are among fifty graduating students across the country selected for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke scholarship and will be honored at Commencement with other award winners. Two seniors, Jason Cohen and Roger Kapoor, will be awarded the GW Award for exemplary service at Sunday’s ceremony on the Ellipse. Arnab Mukherjee of Alpharetta, […]

Visitors return to D.C.

While the Pentagon, White House and FBI headquarters are among buildings remaining closed to students and their families visiting for graduation, D.C. tourism officials said the local economy is exceeding last year’s levels. Hotel and restaurant managers said numbers returned to normal earlier this year and, more recently, surpassed last year’s totals with the recent […]

Cool and casual Commencement dinning

Legal Seafoods 2020 K St., N.W. (202) 496-1111 Attire: casual Price: $25-30 for appetizer and entree Split open a fresh-from-the-oven roll, slurp up a cup of chowder and slice the tender piece of fish ordered from the impressive menu at Legal Seafoods. The freshest fish and creative preparations make this place different from the ordinary […]

Baseball blanked by Xavier

The GW baseball team fell to Xavier 4-0 Sunday in its final regular season game at Barcroft Park, losing the series 3-1 (37-19, 17-7 A-10) but maintaining its second-place standing in the Atlantic 10 West. In this position, the Colonials qualify for the A-10 tournament. The top six teams in the A-10 conference advance to […]

Column: Alcohol’s influence

The Hatchet’s May 2 editorial (“Preventing Rape”) presented some valuable information to the GW community. But The Hatchet’s criticism is misdirected, it buried and doubted the most important data regarding sexual assaults at GW: the involvement of alcohol. Alcohol use and abuse is the one common denominator in every case of sexual assault at GW […]

Letters:’Niggas’ used improperly

This letter is in response to the article written by Tomoko Kawamura (“Busta Fires Up H St.,” April 29) in which Kawamura states that, “the more than 1,500 students gathered on H Street Saturday afternoon for Spring Fling were all ‘niggas,’ according to performer Busta Rhymes.” I did not attend the concert, and I can […]