April 14, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 61

Stories from the April 14, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A whole lotta love

As a lifelong panda enthusiast (some might call me strangely obsessive), I thought I knew everything there was to know about the cuddly-looking giants. But I was wrong. During my visit to the National Zoo, I learned that pandas have no shame. This was my second time seeing the animals I have adored since I […]

Family supports troops

The members of the Johnson family of Evington, Va., look nothing like the average demonstrators who frequently take to the streets of the District preaching everything from anarchy and socialism to free love. Dressed in red, white and blue, the family of five carried flags instead of signs. Instead of chanting the now-familiar slogan “Who’s […]

Ernie Harwell speaks at MPA

“Strike three called, he stood there like a house by the side of the road.” It was vintage Ernie Harwell Thursday afternoon when the Hall of Fame sports broadcaster spoke in the Media and Public Affairs building. Vice President of Communications Mike Freedman, a 30-year broadcast veteran and former general manager of the CBS Radio […]

Aramark chefs compete in cook-off

Two Aramark chefs cooked, fried and sauteed halibut Thursday in Thurston Dining Hall as they competed in GW’s first “Chef Challenge,” modeled after the television show “Iron Chef.” About 30 GW students eating early dinners Thursday witnessed the competition as the two chefs hurriedly prepared very distinctive varieties of the saltwater fish. Charles “Chet” Thomson, […]

Baseball drops four in a row

The GW baseball team returned to Atlantic 10 play last weekend searching for just its second conference win, a seemingly easy task for a team that had not been swept in an A-10 series in four years. But as the bad weather that kept the Colonials off the field for much of the last three […]

Crew invite draws fans, high finishes for Colonials

For the hundreds of spectators who lined Washington Harbour Saturday afternoon, the GW Invitational Crew Classic was both a social event and a chance to enjoy one of the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s premier events. For the host Colonials, it was their best performance in nine years. The GW men’s and women’s crews combined to […]

Colonial varsity roundup

Mann places 14th in NCAA regional all-around Junior co-captain Rachel Mann placed 14th in the all-around competition at NCAA Regionals in Athens, Ga., Saturday. Mann was the lone representative of the GW gymnastics team at Regionals, as the team failed to advance for the first time since 1999. Mann tallied a 38.325, turning in her […]

Women’s water polo advances to Easterns

The GW women’s water polo team advanced to the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s Eastern Championships after a fourth-place finish at CWPA Southerns in Lewisburg, Pa., this weekend. The team will travel to Cambridge, Mass. April 25 for its seventh-consecutive Eastern appearance. The top finisher from Easterns will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. […]

GW considers summer term

Students will be required to attend a summer session between their sophomore and junior years if the administration approves a suggestion from a University task force studying different academic calendars. The task force, the Alternative Academic Calendar Committee, is also researching a switch to a four-by-four system, in which students would take four classes at […]

Tennis finishes sixth at A-10s

The GW men’s tennis team wrapped up its season with a sixth-place finish in the Atlantic 10 Championships Sunday, losing to Saint Joseph’s in the fifth-place match at the Oxford Athletic Club in Monroeville, Pa. Second-seeded St. Bonaventure beat No. 1 seed Richmond to take the title and the accompanying automatic NCAA tournament berth. Duquesne […]