October 22, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 25

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

GW struggles amid talent at Head of the Charles

In one of the largest regattas in the world, the GW men’s and women’s crew teams fell far short Saturday of declaring themselves the “Head of the Charles” in Boston. Of course, little more is expected when 5,000 of the best rowers on Earth come together on a three-mile stretch of river pinned in by […]

Whether to wear a head-scarf is an individual’s personal choice

As a female Muslim Turkish student at GW, I was appalled by a letter a fellow student wrote. In her Oct. 13 letter to the editor, Sabina Siddiqui attacked a country she obviously knows little about (“Turkey and its oppression of Islam,” p. 4). While the vast majority of Turkish citizens are practicing Muslims (more […]

GW goes winless at ECACs, beats Towson for first win

The GW women’s tennis team suffered three losses at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament last weekend after opening its season with a win at Towson University. The Colonial women were swept in all six singles matches in the tournament’s opener against the University of Pennsylvania, falling 6-0. No GW player won a set in […]

SMPA construction – 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 […]

ANC opposes construction of SMPA building

GW administrators, architects and students who support the construction of a new School of Media and Public Affairs building testified Wednesday before the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment. Local Advisory Neighborhood Commission Chair Dorothy Miller presented the ANC’s opposition to the construction of the six-story building, which will replace the parking lot on the corner […]

Successful fall continues for GW at Stabler tourney

The GW golf team continued its successful season last weekend by finishing third out of 16 teams at the Stabler Collegiate Invitational Tournament in Center Valley, Pa. The Colonials shot a 611 (35-over) as a team in the two-day, 36-hole tournament Friday and Saturday. The Colonials finished 18 shots behind the first-place University of Pennsylvania, […]

University devises new campus plan

Amid the bustle of renovations to GW’s campus, administrators are working on a new campus plan to illustrate how sections of the campus will be used in the future. The campus plan outlines the types of buildings currently on campus and defines potential development sites. “It is a clear road map to how we must […]

Cuban Groovin’

The hurricane of screaming trumpets, snapping bongos, and dancing bass and piano rhythms of the Afro-Cuban All Stars swirls around listeners with a jovial force. On a world tour to support its debut album, A Toda Cuba le Gusta , the band performs its powerful music at GW’s Lisner Auditorium Saturday. It is difficult to […]

UPD officers spruce up problem-riddled house

Fourteen University Police Department officers put away their badges and picked up paint brushes to benefit the local community Saturday. The group, which included UPD Director Dolores Stafford, patrol officers and one student volunteer from Stafford’s office, spent the day renovating a house in poor condition. The house, owned by a low-income family, had major […]

Pleasantville proves life is more than black and white

Nothing is as simple as black and white. But who would have thought so – with all those idyllic black and white television programs from the 1950s? Mothers in dainty aprons are perpetually preparing meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner. Fathers are coming home from a hard day’s work, and the kids – one boy […]