November 11, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 30

Stories from the November 11, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Soy to the world!

“Whatcha doin?” my roommate asked me as I stared at a blank computer screen, the cursor taunting me as it blinked endlessly in the upper left-hand corner. “Writin’ a piece,” I replied, obviously lying. Writing involves typing, and a case of writer’s block made my fingers fear for the keyboard. “On what?” “This stuff here.” […]

Students look for full-time campus TV station

Despite the state-of-the-art Media and Public Affairs building and the strong presence of CNN on campus, officials said a viable GW television station similar to other schools’ stations is “not likely.” School of Media and Public Affairs officials said the University is trying to integrate television production into the curriculum, but a full-time television station […]

Letters to the editor

Blackford Defense This letter addresses the recent public attention on Sen. J.P. Blackford (SEAS-G) of the Student Association. While I was in graduate school at GW, I served several terms as an SA senator, including time on the Senate Rules Committee, which Blackford chaired. I always respected Blackford’s integrity and judgment even when we disagreed […]

GW hosts Latin American diplomat

El Salvadorian Ambassador Rene Antonio Leon Rodriguez discussed his country’s new democratic system and its economic development in a speech at GW Saturday night. The Ambassador spoke at a program called “Journey to El Salvador” hosted by the International Students Society in the Marvin Center’s Grand Ballroom. He received a warm welcome from the audience […]

Indians celebrate new year

More than 400 students and friends of the GW Indian community attended a sold-out celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, hosted by the Indian Students’ Association Friday night. The 15th annual celebration featured Indian and non-Indian students performing 13 different acts in the filled Marvin Center Grand Ballroom in honor of the Indian new […]

Volleyball maintains A-10 standing with weekend split

The GW volleyball team kept its Atlantic 10 tournament spot intact with a weekend split in Philadelphia, knocking off La Salle Saturday after losing to Temple Friday. Despite the one loss, the Colonials remain among the top four teams in the Atlantic 10 standings with only two conference games left in the regular season. Temple […]

Muslims, Jews to share meal

Muslim and Jewish students will put aside cultural differences Tuesday night when they share a meal and celebrate the end of the daily fasts of the Muslim holiday Ramadan together. Jewish and Muslim students participated in the meal, Iftar, five years ago but have not celebrated together since. Organizers said they hope Tuesday’s event will […]

On call with EMeRG

On a quiet night for the Emergency Medical Response Group, three team members left their office at the Marvin Center parking garage to answer their first and only call of the evening Friday. At 3:45 a.m., two well-dressed, intoxicated male students attempted to talk their way out of University Police questioning about their actions during […]

BBall Preview: Colonials lose bulk in Forchion’s absence

With six freshmen and few veterans, the 2002 Colonials need all the experienced players they can get. Unfortunately they will be without a big one-their anchor in the paint, sophomore Tamal Forchion. The power forward will not return to start the season, having suffered a broken left ankle when 290-pound former Temple standout Ron Rollerson […]

SA senators call for resignations

As the Student Association prepares for an emergency town hall meeting Monday to address recent scandals, unofficial letters are circulating within the SA Senate calling for the resignation of senior student government leaders. Senators have also personally called for the resignations of Sens. J.P. Blackford (G-SEAS) and Dan Moss (U-SBPM). Sen. Nina Kollars (G-ESIA) said […]