November 12, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 31

Stories from the November 12, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Israeli home demolitions are one-sided

On the afternoon of July 9, I left my summer job in Jerusalem early to travel to Tel Aviv for the weekend. I picked up a spicy Thai sandwich – the kind you can only find in Israel – and sat down on a cement post in Zion Square to wait for a friend. Meanwhile, […]

Dalai Lama advocates democracy, equality

The Dalai Lama did not need written notes or a translator to convey his message of compassion and nonviolence to a sold-out crowd at Lisner Auditorium Tuesday evening. Devoting himself to helping the Tibetan people regain their land from the Chinese, he encouraged audience members to have warm hearts and strong minds. “Go see Tibet […]

Republicans take heart

The mid-term elections were not as bad for the GOP as many liberal commentators would have the public believe. Granted, five seats in the House were lost, but the setback and Newt Gingrich’s resignation of the speakership may serve as the slap in the face the GOP needs. That is only if Republicans take it […]

Counselors quiz GW students about rape

The GW Counseling Center’s Lori Lefcourt said sexual assault is a “difficult topic” that people do not like to recognize or even report when she addressed an all-female audience Tuesday in the Strong Hall piano lounge. Lefcourt was joined by fellow Counseling Center representatives Laurie Moret and Kathy Karageorge. The event was sponsored by GW’s […]

German atonement – Staff editorial

Recently elected Gerhard Schroeder is the first German chancellor young enough to have had no direct connection with the Nazi Party and its World War II-era atrocities. In recent speeches, Schroeder has said Germans should stop repeatedly apologizing for what their nation did during the war. On one hand, a time will come when few […]

GW Women’s Center – Staff editorial

The Women’s Center is looking for a home. The new student group proposes to “give women a place to voice their concerns, socialize with other women, achieve academic growth and self-confidence, and secure peace and solitude.” Ideally, the group would like set up a facility in one of the study lounges in the all-female Strong […]

Upcoming games

C-crewSD-swimming & divingMBB-men’s basketballWP-water poloWVB-women’s volleyball*at Eastern Championships Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: MBB vs. George Mason-7:30 p.m. Saturday: WVB vs. La Salle-2 p.m.WP vs. UMass-9 a.m.*C at Belly of the CarnegieSD at La Salle Sunday: WP vs. Brown/Bucknell-TBD*WVB vs. Temple-2 p.m.

Club Sports Roundup

Field Hockey Goalie Maura Navin and forward Korin Davis of the GW field hockey club were named to the National Field Hockey League All-Star Team and will play in a tournament Nov. 14 at Virginia Tech. Women’s rugby The GW women’s rugby club won the Potomac Rugby Union’s Collegiate Division II title with a league […]

Colonials finish second out of 10 teams in fall finale

The GW golf team ended its fall season on a high note, finishing second in a field of 10 teams last weekend at the Caves Valley Collegiate Invitational in Owing Mills, Md. The Colonials took second in the 36-hole, par-71 tournament with an overall score of 639 (71-over). Temple placed first with an overall score […]

Players battle for spots in Penders’ new system

GW head coach Tom Penders has lineup decisions to make for Friday night’s season opener, when the Colonials host George Mason University in the Red Auerbach Classic. After two high-scoring exhibition victories in which seniors Shawnta Rogers and Yegor Mescheriakov combined to shoot 18-of-51 from the field for 52 of GW’s 210 points, it is […]