September 23, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 16

Stories from the September 23, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff editorial: Students should choose new MC venue

The Marvin Center Governing Board’s plan to replace the ground floor Marvin Center post office with a more useful service is appropriate, considering officials call it “drastically underused,” with students renting only 18 of 497 mailboxes this year. What should replace the post office, however, should be a decision involving many students, not just the […]

FSP: Golf loses veterans, retains optimism

For the last few years, the golf team had a clear identity. Thomas and the Twins. Like Jordan and Scottie, no other information was needed. When anyone spoke of Thomas and the Twins, it was understood they meant Thomas Blankvoort, one of the best golfers in GW history and twins Brian and Tim Derdenger, solid […]

Water polo drops two in tourney

The GW men’s water polo team showed its inexperience this weekend, losing both games at the CWPA League Tournament in Lewisburg, Pa. Saturday. The Colonials fell to No. 17 Princeton University 23-11 after losing to rival Bucknell University 12-8 earlier in the day. The losses dropped GW’s record to 0-2 in conference play and 2-4 […]

Staff editorial: Look out your window

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to swamp the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings this week to protest a variety of causes unified against the negative effects of globalization. The protests will make national and international news. While the protests will take place within blocks of GW’s campus, many students will not take interest […]

SJT looks for temp fill in

The Faculty Senate is debating a proposal to appoint a University provost, who would fill in for GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg when he is away. Trachtenberg said he “needs some help” because of increased domestic and international travel fundraising to “wrap up our Capital Campaign.” GW is currently less than $10 million away from […]

Women runners take first

The GW women’s cross country team earned first place at the Mount Saint Mary’s Invitational Saturday, led by freshman Lindsay Blum’s first place finish in the women’s 5k race. The men’s team placed fourth in the 8k race in Emmitsburg, Md. Blum finished first of 84 runners, setting a season personal record (19:16.22). Sophomores Mary […]

Op-Ed: Protestors’ success not defined by turnout

Every time I attend anti-corporate globalization protests, like the upcoming events this weekend at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund meetings, I meet people who tell me to stop wasting my time. Cynics ask what all the screaming, yelling, blockading and puppet-making actually accomplishes, especially considering the dwindling turnout at rallies. My answer […]

FSP: New position adds chemistry to volleyball

When you see a player in a different color uniform than the rest of her teammates on the volleyball court this season, it’s not because she bought the wrong outfit. The new uniform is part of a change the NCAA implemented in collegiate volleyball for the 2002 season: the addition of a position called the […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Golf finishes last at James Madison Invitational

The GW golf team had a rough weekend in Harrisburg, Va., finishing in last place at the 18-team James Madison Invitational Saturday and Sunday. The Colonials finished with a total score of 891 for the tournament, 71 shots behind first-place Penn State University. Despite shooting under 300 as a team in all three rounds, they […]

FSP: Men’s crew prepares to defend A-10 title

The varsity men’s crew team is looking to build off last year’s championship season, which saw the Colonials claim first place at the Atlantic 10 tournament for the second consecutive year. But with few returning upperclassmen and a rookie head coach, that plan is easier said than done. Former men’s novice coach Matt Boyle was […]