December 3, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 35

Stories from the December 3, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Silence on China – Staff Editorial

China continues to uphold its reputation as a nation unconcerned about its citizens’ rights. Monday, Chinese authorities arrested five campaigners for the China Democratic Party in a major setback to the first serious attempt since 1949 at establishing an opposition political party. The arrests come after Li Peng – the extremely conservative No. 2 man […]

Frank chats with CDs about Hill hearings

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spoke about issues ranging from President Clinton’s impeachment hearings to the global economy before a gathering of the College Democrats in the University Club Monday. The second-ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, Frank has appeared on television shows as a defender of Clinton. Besides his criticism of the impeachment proceedings, […]

Forgotten historical truths in Palestine

It is disheartening that here in the United States, many misconceptions exist about Palestinians. It is even more disturbing that the real facts of Palestine and Israel are not known. In a Nov. 16 op-ed by Brandon Wales, (“Wye hurts U.S.-Israeli relations,” p. 4), he calls Yasser Arafat a “terrorist turned statesman.” Did he fail […]

Housing changes – Staff editorial

Next year’s freshman class may face different housing options than current students. The Room Selection Committee, assembled by the Community Living and Learning Center to investigate shortcomings of the housing lottery system, recommended making Madison and Lafayette halls open to upperclassmen and reserving most or all of Mitchell Hall for freshmen. If the recommendations go […]

Crime victims feel victimized twice

I was one of the two students who were robbed at gunpoint Nov. 16 at the intersection of South Carolina and 9th streets. After reading the Nov. 19 article in The GW Hatchet about this incident (“GW students robbed off campus,” p. 14), I felt I needed to respond. First of all, I believe that […]

Club Sports Roundup

Taekwondo The GW taekwondo club competed in Gentle East’s ninth annual Captain’s Cup Tournament three weeks ago. In the white/yellow belt division, Christina Bowles took second place in forms and sparring. Thomas Pingel and Ryan Sutton took third in sparring. In the green/blue belt division, Andrea Bobick placed second in sparring. Maria Lopez took second […]

Death and hope in Russia

Whither democracy and civil society in Russia? Recently, the liberal Duma (Parliament) deputy, Galina Starovoitova, was shot and killed in the stairwell of her apartment in St. Petersburg. As The Washington Post reported, she was an outspoken woman, defending liberalism and democracy and speaking out against the increasing anti-Semitism that has appeared in Russian politics. […]

Levey named All-Conference

GW sophomore setter Jill Levey earned Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors this week for her solid season in women’s volleyball. Levey played in all 29 matches for the Colonial women this season, totaling 718 set assists. Combined with 1,233 assists from her freshman season, Levey is sixth in GW history in career assists after only two […]

Zoning board approves new SMPA building

The District’s zoning board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve construction of a new School of Media and Public Affairs building on the corner of 21st and H streets. “This is just wonderful news,” said SMPA Director Jean Folkerts. “It’s definitely a cause for celebration.” The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment’s 4-0 vote Wednesday means the […]

Upcoming games

SD-swimming & divingMBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketball*at BB & T Classic (MCI Center) Thursday: SD at PSU Invit. Friday: SD at PSU Invit. Saturday: SD at PSU Invit.WBB vs. Arkansas-2 p.m. Sunday: MBB vs. DePaul-4 p.m.*