April 22, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 62

Stories from the April 22, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters: Anyone welcome

The students waiting outside of Hillel last Friday night made it clear to me that they were there to voice their opposition to the current situation in Israel – not to participate in observance of the Jewish sabbath. Students of all faiths are welcome at Hillel, including Friday nights. But their presence is predicated on […]

Letters: Missed opportunity

Being one of the five Arab students denied access to the lecture April 12 at Hillel, I wanted to clarify the following. Never before have I experienced such a thing on our campus. Hillel Executive Director Simon Amiel presented us with a weak argument saying that he doesn’t want any signs of the conflict during […]

Letters: Trampled values

Neither your article nor your staff editorial called the exclusion from a lecture of five Arab students by Hillel Executive Director Simon Amiel precisely what it was – racism. Thankfully, on this campus, blatant and overt racist acts like that one are rare. But I hope that our usual collective maturity does not blind us […]

Water polo places fourth at Southerns

The women’s water polo team finished fourth in the 12-team Southern Conference Championships at Villanova last weekend, losing the consolation game to Indiana 16-7. The fourth-place finish secured the Colonials an automatic berth to next weekend’s Eastern Championships. GW will join the other top five finishers in Princeton for Easterns next weekend; first-place finisher Michigan, […]

Baseball sweeps La Salle as offense continues to roll

GW swept a three-game series at La Salle this weekend, knocking in a combined 35 runs to extend its winning streak to eight games. After winning both games of Saturday’s double-header, the Colonials (27-13, 13-2) overcame shaky starting pitching and used their strong offense for the 16th win of 17 games Sunday. Pitcher Avi Rasowsky […]

Colonials Sign Elliot

GW announced Thursday it has awarded its fifth and final scholarship to Carl Elliot, a guard who averaged 15 points, eight assists and six steals his senior season at Trinity-Pawling High School. The 6-foot-3 Brooklyn native, who shot 83 percent from the free throw line, helped his team (20-3) finish third in the Class B […]

Tennis takes third at A-10s

The women’s tennis team expected to face No. 1 seed Richmond in the Atlantic 10 Championships finals but tripped over Xavier along the way, pushing the women to a third place finish at this weekend’s tournament in College Park, Md. Second-seeded GW took two of three matches, beating Dayton 4-0 Sunday morning to finish in […]

Latinos host culture night

About 150 students enjoyed Latino cuisine, dancing and speakers as Latinos for Progress presented its sixth annual Noche de Cultura Friday in the Marvin Center. Pedro Rossello, former governor of Puerto Rico and a new GW faculty member, served as the keynote speaker for the event, discussing the advantages of diversity in the U.S. “We […]

Beyond GW

Students call for the legalization of marijuana Students rallied for the legalization of marijuana alongside ACLU members and a congressional candidate at the University of Illinois last week in honor of “Hash Wednesday.” Carl Estabrook, a candidate for the 15th District congressional seat, supported the events of the fifth annual event which included speeches from […]

Children lead the Palestinian march

A little boy on a stretcher plays a big game of make-believe death as he leads thousands of protesters who chant “free Palestine” down H Street. I catch a glance of him before the march, and, as both our eyes lock, he seems shy and a little uncomfortable in his wood stretcher, sized to fit […]