November 12, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 31

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

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 […]

Defensive specialists supply more than just digs for GW

Fire and pep. That’s what GW women’s volleyball head coach Susie Homan said senior captain Angela Vitale and sophomore Devin Cahill, GW’s two defensive specialists, provide the team. As back-row players, they keep the ball alive and the momentum of the game going by digging the ball, passing to the setter, moving quickly, and chasing […]

Graduate students and PB reach tentative funding deal

Program Board leaders agreed this week to give a portion of the group’s funding to graduate students for separate programming. The deal calls for the majority of the money graduate students contribute to the PB to be put into a Graduate Student Programming Fund. The plan needs approval from PB’s executive board, which is expected […]

Sports briefs

Basketball games to be broadcast on WRGW For the first time ever, WRGW 540 AM campus radio will broadcast GW men’s and women’s basketball games live on the air. Coverage will include every game, home and away, with the exception of the games over winter vacation, when the residence halls will be closed. If the […]

Homeless veterans tell their stories

“Faces of Homelessness” brought an emotional slide presentation and panel of local homeless military veterans to GW to share personal stories about life on the streets. Wednesday night’s panel was the first at GW to spotlight homeless veterans. The event was sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Coalition for Homeless […]

Faith, hope and student life converge at Newman Center

Father Jim Greenfield, a Catholic chaplain at GW’s Newman Center, was playing Bingo with about 225 students at J Street last week to help kick off GW’s Religion Week. At stake: tickets for Tuesday’s lecture by the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, donated by the Newman Center. Greenfield said the gesture is […]

News briefs

Students complain about breakfast bar hours Changes in the operating hours of J Street’s breakfast bar have prompted mixed reactions from students. Dawn’s Best, the station at J Street that serves breakfast food all day, originally was scheduled to be open until midnight. Recently however, the breakfast station has closed as late as 7 p.m. […]

Rabbi Gerry promotes devotion to Judaism, spiritual survival

Rabbi Gerry Serotta, director of GW’s Hillel Jewish student center, sits behind a desk that overflows with papers and books. Behind him on the wall hangs his degree from Harvard University. In the middle is his proof of smicha, the confirmation of his rabbi ordination. “Rabbi Gerry,” as students call him, began his service at […]

Students call for GW women’s center

A new student group working to create a women’s center at GW has met roadblocks in its search for a location for the facility. The newly formed student group, GW Women’s Center, “will give women a place to voice their concerns, socialize with other women, achieve academic growth and self-confidence and secure peace and solitude,” […]

Culture Club

“Cuba and Puerto Rico are two wings of one bird.” This poetic image, written more than a century ago by the Puerto Rican poet Lola Rodriguez del Tio, comes alive in the performances of Dos Alas/Two Wings. Their inspiring show will be performed at Lisner Saturday. The Dos Alas/Two Wings project celebrates the musical traditions […]