October 13, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 21

Stories from the October 13, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW students’ loan debt falls slightly above national average

GW undergraduates leave college slightly more in debt than the average college student, said Director of Student Financial Assistance Dan Small. Undergraduates at GW owe an average of $16,000 in educational loans by the time they graduate, Small said. A survey of 1,098 student loan borrowers released in September by Nellie Mae, a federal and […]

Tibetan refugees decry human rights violations

Three Tibetan refugees discussed the Chinese occupation of Tibet Wednesday night at GW Hillel during a panel discussion sponsored by Students for a Free Tibet. Sonam Dekyi, whose only son is serving an 18-year prison sentence in Tibet, spoke to the audience through an interpreter. Dekyi said Chinese authorities arrested her son Ngawang Choephel, a […]

Something fishy is going on at GW

I read in the paper the other day someone donated $30 million to Georgetown University and the university is renaming its entire business school after him. Who has $30 million dollars to give to a school? I don’t know. But it would be pretty cool to have a business school named after you. I guess […]

Military integration is here to stay

In response to Brandon Wales’ Oct. 1 op-ed, “U.S. military should be trained to fight and win wars, not sexism,” (p. 5) we would like to present a viewpoint based on real experience in gender-integrated training aboard combat ships in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Wales presents a narrow, highly-generalized opinion regarding the utility of women […]

NATO and Kosovo – Staff editorial

The death and suffering in Kosovo continues. With winter approaching, tens of thousands of Kosovar refugees are living in shacks on moutainsides, afraid of Serbian retaliation if they return to their villages. Serbian troops continue to operate in Kosovo in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution that demands their withdrawal and the cessation of […]

Death in Wyoming – Staff editorial

Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming, was lured from a popular local tavern Oct. 6, beaten with the butt of a .357 magnum handgun, strung up on a fence and left for dead. Shepard died early Monday morning after lying in a coma for five days. He was killed by two […]

Upcoming games

MS-men’s soccerWS-women’s soccerWVB-women’s volleyballCC-cross countryG-golfWP-water polo Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: MS at St. Bonnie’s-3 p.m.WS vs. St. Bonnie’s-4 p.m.WVB vs. Va. Tech-7:30 p.m.CC at IC4A-ECAC Champ.-10 a.m.G at Stabler IntercollegiateWP at Claremont-McKenna Tourn.

Colonials shut out twice at home

The season for the GW men’s soccer team went from bad to worse this weekend. The Colonials were shut out in two matches at South Riding Field, losing to Massachusetts 1-0 on an own goal Friday before losing 2-0 to Rhode Island Sunday. The pair of home losses were the 11th and 12th straight matches […]

Colonial women split two games in Philly

PHILADELPHIA – The GW women’s volleyball team showed signs of tremendous ability during its weekend split of two games in Philadelphia but at other times showed a lack of focus and intensity. GW was dominated from start to finish against defending Atlantic 10 champion Temple Friday, but the Colonial women bounced back to defeat an […]

Letters to the Editor

Freedom of choice I found Katherine Wootton’s Oct. 8 letter to the editor disturbing (“Misguided attacks,” p. 4). It seems to sum up an attitude toward our government and the laws it makes for us that could become dangerous. Ms. Wootton was responding to another letter that suggested everyone on campus drinks by saying that […]