October 22, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 25

Stories from the October 22, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

American Association of University Women survey

Findings from the American Association of University Women’s Gender Gaps: Where Schools Still Fail Our Children High school girls and boys take similar numbers of science courses, but boys are more likely than girls to take all three core science courses – biology, chemistry and physics – before they graduate. Girls take fewer computer science […]

Admissions for GW, Mount Vernon merge

Students applying to GW for the 1999 academic year now will fill out the same application for both the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses, a first for Mount Vernon. Integration of admissions for the two campuses is nearing completion, with all applications now being handled at the main University admissions office in Rice Hall. […]

Misdirected blame – Staff editorial

The city’s Board of Zoning Adjustment Tuesday heard GW’s plans to build a new School of Media and Public Affairs building on the site of a parking lot at the corner of 21st and H streets, next to the 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. complex. As with any proposed construction, the BZA must approve the plans before […]

SEAS’s problems go beyond money

Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman has come up with plans for a new and improved School of Engineering and Applied Science. This move comes as a faint attempt to boost the enrollment of SEAS. However, what Lehman does not realize is that splitting up departments and developing a new “strategic plan” is not […]

Harriers finish in middle of the pack at ECAC meet

The GW men’s and women’s cross country teams finished in the middle of a large pack at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Championships Friday at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx, N.Y. The men’s team finished 15th out of 29 teams, while the women finished 15th out of 26. GW head coach Jim Hopkins said he […]

High schools now teach reality

(U-WIRE) ATHENS, Ohio – Beginning in 1999, Florida will become the first state to require all public high schools to teach a marriage and relationship skills class. The elective class will deal with issues such as love, intimacy, commitment, problem solving and communication. Many states have school districts with elective marriage classes, but only Florida […]

Women’s swimming and diving tops Navy in first meet of season

The GW women’s swimming team defeated the U.S. Naval Academy 149.5 to 144.5 in its season-opening meet at Navy Saturday. The Colonial women swept both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstrokes to the secure the victory. “It was a tough adjustment to Navy’s short-course meters, but the freshmen had a very strong showing (in the backstroke […]

Public forum was not the place for private concerns

The Oct. 19 letter to the editor by Aram Zamgochian (“Stifling free speech,” p. 4) slanders an event that had the sole purpose of presenting the view of the American and Turkish governments on relations between the two nations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic. Our speakers […]

Upcoming games

MS-men’s soccerWS-women’s soccerWVB-women’s volleyballWP-water poloSD-swimming & diving Thursday: no games schedule Friday: MS vs. Dayton-3 p.m.WS at Dayton-7:30 p.m.WVB vs. Xavier-7:30 p.m.WP at Air Force Tourn. Saturday: SD vs. Navy-1 p.m. (men only)WVB vs. Dayton-5 p.m.WP at Air Force Tourn. Sunday: MS vs. Xavier-2 p.m.WS at Xavier-1 p.m.WP at Air Force Tourn.

Turkey is model for Muslim nations

As a woman born and raised in Turkey, I always felt fortunate to live in a country that is both Muslim and secular – giving me the right to choose how I would like to practice my believes. Unfortunately, the global Islamic fundamentalism also is affecting Islam in Turkey. The core concept of Islam – […]