October 22, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 25

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

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 – […]

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 […]