October 6, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 17

Stories from the October 6, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Women defend home turf

The GW women’s soccer team narrowly escaped with another victory Sunday, squeaking by Rhode Island on a late goal by senior Kim Warner. The 1-0 victory, coupled with a 1-0 win over Massachusetts Friday, was the Colonials’ 13th straight game without a loss at home and their fifth straight shutout. GW Head Coach Tanya Vogel […]

GW to house Arabic center

Researchers at a GW graduate school have been tapped to help coordinate and improve the nation’s K through 12 Arabic language education programs. The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development recently received a grant to develop the country’s first resource center to provide nationwide access to materials for teachers and administrators […]

GW beats both Rams in one weekend

An unusual incident involving fans and a key substitution by the coaching staff helped the GW volleyball team achieve a narrow victory Saturday over the Rhode Island Rams at the Smith Center. The win marked the Colonials’ fourth straight win after they swept Fordham’s Rams at home Friday, 3-0. The weekend’s victories put GW (14-2, […]

Women, students rally for choice

“Not the church, not the state. Women must decide our fate,” chanted about 200 people, most of which were females and students, gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court on Saturday. The rally featured speakers from Feminist Majority, the National Organization for Women, NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The event […]

Letters to the Editor

We think the GW student body deserves some clarification. WRGW would like to offer this letter in response to recent articles published in the GW Hatchet. First, regarding the letter to the editor titled “It’s About Time” (Oct. 2, pg. 5), broadcasting the Student Association meeting is an excellent idea – so excellent that WRGW […]

Staff Editorial: The Hatchet Meter

Business School A D.C. Court of Appeals ruling that waived city restrictions on construction until 2006 finally allows the administration to go ahead with the business school they “broke ground” on nearly a year ago – a much needed improvement. The ruling still left an opening for the city to invoke a restriction on underclassmen […]

ColumnThe administration that cried wolf

Before the war in Iraq, the Bush administration cried out over the hill to the townspeople that a wolf was on the verge of attacking the sheep. They told the American people that Iraq possessed weaponry making it an immediate threat to U.S. security. The administration said Iraq had a well-developed nuclear program that presented […]

Sports briefs

The GW men’s basketball team will mark the end of preseason training Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. when the team takes a 1.5-mile jog with fans around the Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pool. Interested students, faculty, staff and community members will have the opportunity to run with the team, meet players and coaches and discuss the […]

Column: City must improve H Street safety

Your front-page article Oct. 2 (“Vehicle hits student”), reporting the accident in which a student was hit by a car on H Street struck a raw nerve in me and the staff of Gelman Library. For several years I have attempted to get someone to do something about the chaos and dangerous conditions that exist […]

Early Hatchet staff makes history

“The University needed a newspaper,” Jesse Barrett said, reflecting on his role in founding The Weekly Columbian in 1902. When the Columbian University changed its name to the George Washington University in 1904, the fledgling newspaper followed suit, becoming The University Hatchet. On October 5, 1904, Editor-in-Chief F.S. Hemmick introduced the first Hatchet, a 24-page […]