November 21, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 33

Stories from the November 21, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A GW basketball reunion on the farm

At 4 a.m., a chartered bus makes its way down a dark, near-empty Interstate 81 in southern Virginia. Nearly everyone on board is sound asleep, but two former GW basketball standouts are wide awake, sharing their insight in between fighting for Colonial bragging rights. The two are Mike Brown (’85), a 39-year-old GW alumnus and […]

Letters to the editor

The whole Roman mile Regarding Robert Trakas’ earnest Nov. 14 letter “No GW Dictatorship” (p. 4) and San Frantz’s Nov. 11 letter “ROTC Coup” (p. 4), I feel obliged to comment upon the GW political climate from the enviable vantage point of an alumnus. Trakas too naively writes “the processes of debate and sharing that […]

Wide weekend of sports: Men’s soccer travles across town to NCAA’s

The GW men’s soccer team has not played an NCAA tournament game in 14 years, but the atmosphere at the Colonials’ first-round match Saturday will hardly be unfamiliar. While other universities are boarding buses and planes to meet their opponents, the Colonials could feasibly take the Metro to their first-round game against American Saturday at […]

SA Notes

Senators ready to move on Following the resignations of nine-term Student Association member J.P. Blackford and Christian Salmon, both graduate senators in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, senators discussed the replacement of old members and tried move past recent SA controversy at their meeting Tuesday. Replacing Blackford, former chairman of the Rules Committee […]

Wide weekend of sports: Volleyball headed back to A-10 tournament

Only four players were on the GW volleyball team when the squad made its last Atlantic 10 Tournament appearance in 2000 and only one current member was a starter. But while this weekend’s tournament appearance might seem like a new experience, head coach Jojit Coronel said it will be no different than the rest of […]

Staff editorial: Web of contradictions

GW openly contradicts its own anti-discrimination policy by ignoring violations by the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. The policy supposedly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in any area of University-recognized student life, but it is a well-known fact that the NROTC at GW, in accordance with federal law, discriminates against and discharges any student […]

University, high school work together to teach politics

Students at 21 D.C.-area high schools are currently preparing for a post-mayoral election civics fair, after studying the Washington mayoral race this semester. GW School of Media and Public Affairs assistant professor Sean Aday heads the D.C. chapter of the Student Voices program, which was started to inform teenagers of their voting rights and help […]

ROTC, University policies differ

Although GW’s anti-discrimination policy prohibits bias based on sexual orientation “in any University-recognized area of student life,” a federal law against homosexual conduct in the armed services gives the Reserve Officer Training Corps an exemption from the rule. Universities that interfere with ROTC recruiting regulations upholding the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue, don’t […]

Theater and Dance department performs “Danceworks”

A single female dancer in a red dress appeared onstage at the Dorothy Betts Marvin Center Wednesday night and began to perform. Moving around the floor and miming, senior Kate Gorney opened up the Theater and Dance department’s semi-annual Danceworks Concert. Gorney participated in “Arrangement in Glass, Sculpture and Painting,” one of six student and […]

GW considers old hospital’s future

GW officials said they plan to tear down the former GW hospital and begin plans for a new building within the next nine months that could include a combination of commercial, retail, academic and residential uses. Facilities management officials have been cleaning out equipment and machinery from the building since the hospital moved from its […]