September 23, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 16

Stories from the September 23, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

FSP: Defense is key to water polo’s success

When asked about GW’s rivalries, most students reply with the usual suspects- Georgetown and Maryland. Not so, says Gur Doitel of the GW men’s water polo team. “We have a huge rivalry with Bucknell and Johns Hopkins,” Doitel, a red-shirt junior from Palo Alto, Calif. said. “It can get pretty heated.” Every year, it seems, […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Congresswoman defends Israel

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) spoke about the importance of Israel Thursday night, in the first event sponsored by new student group the Israel Peace Project. The group, which co-sponsored the event with the College Democrats, is also a living and learning community. Berkley discussed U.S. foreign aid policy, though the focus of the forum was […]

Tourney prepares volleyball for conference

The GW volleyball team won two of three matches at the Pittsburgh Classic this weekend, its last tournament before Atlantic 10 play begins. The Colonials finished second behind host University of Pittsburgh, dropping the last match to the Panthers in the final on Saturday. GW beat University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Charleston Southern University […]

Officials discount food strike threats

Though Local 25 union representatives said an Aramark walk-out is still a possibility if this week’s contract negotiations do not meet workers’ demands, company representatives are discounting threats of a GW food service strike. Local 25 Crisis Management Director Jorge Rivera said workers may vote to strike if negotiations this week do not address their […]

Fall Sports Preview 2002

Cross country teamslook to gain strength New positionadds chemistry to volleyball Olympic hopeful sets sights on conference dominance Men’s crew prepares todefend A-10 title Defense is key towater polo’s success Warner to lead women’s soccer Men’s soccer looks to Goldman, Osborne to lead 10 freshmen Nowhere to go but up Golf loses veterans, retains optimism […]

Letter: Defending lawsuits

Two letters to the editor asked why parents are not solely responsible when their children become obese and suffer diseases like diabetes from eating out frequently at McDonald’s. The simple answer is that, under the doctrine of family immunity, children usually cannot sue their parents. That is one reason why the law allows children who […]

MC to replace post office

Marvin Center officials will replace the ground floor post office next semester, possibly with a convenience store or beauty supply store, Marvin Center Governing Board members said last week. Officials began discussing replacing the facility with an option more attractive to students last spring, Director of Auxiliary Services Nancy Haaga said. Haaga called the post […]

Cherry Red Production

“Welcome to Cherry Red, Washington’s only production company dedicated to Jesus.” Sometimes the narrator introducing the show says “smut” instead of “Jesus.” After flashing an ID to get into the play, often staged in a bar, company members hand the audience garbage bags to protect themselves from fluids that may fly during the performance. Sound […]

Letter: Excercise, not lawyers

“Professor sues McDonald’s” (Sept. 16, p. 11) is off the mark in the way it charges McDonald’s with responsibility for overweight children. It ignores the reality of lazy, modern mobility. Kids no longer walk or hike – why should they? Their families own three automobiles and sidewalks and crossings have been made hazardous by increased […]