April 18, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 60

Stories from the April 18, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Volleyball nabs Georgia Player of the Year

The GW volleyball team announced 2001 Georgia Player of the Year Shannon Parks has signed a national letter of intent to play with GW next fall. Parks is a 6-foot middle hitter, once coached by former GW volleyball player and hall-of-famer Anna Bush. Parks will add to GW’s strength up the middle and along with […]

Baseball beats rival in first tribute game

Dressed in a Brooklyn Dodgers jersey and a GW baseball hat, professor of sociology Richard Zamoff threw a perfect strike to GW baseball’s Travis Crowder to kick off the inaugural Jackie Robinson baseball game Tuesday at Barcroft Park. The Colonials went deep four times en route to a 7-1 victory over cross-town rival Georgetown, earning […]

Protest for Palestine coincides with IMF event

Posted 3:53 p.m. April 22 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – No violence was reported last weekend as college students from universities across the country joined a crowd of 75,000 protestors in Washington, D.C., to protest the Bush administration’s support of Israel and to show solidarity with Palestinians. The protestors gathered at […]

Crime Report

Simple Assault 4/12 City Hall A male non-student attacked his girlfriend, a student, during an argument. He struck her several times with a belt, then hit her on the head with a cell phone. University Police arrested the subject, who was turned over to Metropolitan Police for processing. The victim did not require medical attention, […]

GW Athletes fill Commissioner’s Honor Roll

One hundred and sixty-one GW student athletes were honored Wednesday by the Atlantic 10 conference for academic performance, earning spots on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The athletes must accumulate a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to earn the commissioner’s honor. There were 1,656 total athletes from 12 A-10 schools honored overall, the Colonials […]

COLUMN: Profile of a protester

Posted 4:08 p.m. April 22 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A little boy on a stretcher plays a big game of make-believe death as he leads thousands of protesters who chant “free Palestine” in downtown Washington, D.C. I catch a glance of him before the march, and, as both our eyes […]

Staff editorial: Prior restraint

Hillel Director Simon Amiel displayed poor judgement when he denied five Arab students entrance to Hillel on Friday for an open forum with former Israeli Defense Force soldiers. At a time when communication and interaction between Jewish and Arab students is already strained, a campus activity should be just that – open to the entire […]

GW rugby wins second-straight Gorge Cup

The GW men’s rugby club won its second consecutive Gorge Cup Saturday with a 19-7 win over cross-town rival American. GW advanced to the final round after beating the University of Maryland-Baltimore County 21-7 and Rocky Gorge 40-12. GW captain Andrew MacWilliams was named player of the tournament. –Lauren Silva

33 arrested in Washington, D.C., Colombia protest

Posted 12:49 a.m April 23 by Mira Katz U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Thirty-three protestors were arrested Monday morning for staging sit-ins that blocked entrances to congressional parking lots in Washington, D.C., while protesting U.S. foreign policy in Colombia. The National Mobilization on Colombia, a pro-Colombian organization, gathered at 14th Street and Madison Drive […]

Jewish and Arab groups hold vigils for dead

Jewish and Arab student groups commemorated deaths related to violence in the Middle East with candlelight and prayer on Kogan Plaza this week. About 50 Jewish students listened to speakers and music during the Yom Hazikaron, or Israeli Memorial Day, ceremony. The a yearly holiday is observed in Israel to remember soldiers killed. “Despite all […]