November 10, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 27

Stories from the November 10, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Rachel Gainer finds her voice

Rachel Gainer won the Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Competition last year, a contest whose past winners include Donald Hall and Sylvia Plath, marking her as one of the country’s top college poets. But you might never realize that by just talking to her. “I’m not very good at articulating myself in conversation,” Gainer says, glancing down […]

Column: With talent in place, attitude will be key

In the 1987 movie “Wall Street,” Gordon Gekko told us greed was good even though we’d always been taught greed was bad. In 2003, the GW women’s basketball team must learn that another less-than-desirable trait is good, because without some arrogance, the Colonials will end up repeating their past mistakes. Against the Atlantic 10, arrogance […]

Striking gold at the Silver Diner

The Silver Diner 3200 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA (703) 812-8600 Silverdiner.com Open 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday It’s Friday night and your evening so far has been a bust. It’s only 1 a.m., so you can’t go to sleep, but you don’t want to stay […]

Volleyball continues road slide

The GW volleyball team is now in jeopardy if not qualifying for the Atlantic 10 Tournament after losing on the road to Dayton and Xavier last weekend. The Colonials started the season with a 10-game winning streak but now must win one of their final two games at home next weekend to secure the fourth […]

Letters to the Editor

Enviromental concerns I find it somewhat ironic that recently in the same issue of The Hatchet there are articles regarding our University’s debt of $680 million (Nov. 6, p. 1) and the choice to turn the University’s cooling system back on in residence halls (p. 12). I must make clear that, although I do not […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Kalb Report featuring Washington Post columnist Bob Woodward 7 p.m. National Press Club, 14th and F streets Election 2004 Panel Discussion featuring State Sen. Leslie Byrne (D-Va.), D.C. Councilman Jim Graham and Mid-Atlantic Director for Generation Dean Ariane Holm 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Marvin Center 307 Sponsored by Dean 2004 at GW Tuesday Iftar […]

GW to improve advising system

Officials are working on an electronic undergraduate advising system that will allow students to view their requirements and course options more clearly. The system – Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning – is scheduled to be implemented next year. The program will initially be available only to academic advisers but will eventually be integrated into the […]

GW in brief

Federal trial begins for Rizzo Murderer The man who killed GW student Jonathan Rizzo in 2001 went to court last week for the start of his federal death penalty case. Gary Sampson described in court how he killed Rizzo, 19, and another man after asking for rides in their cars, according to the Boston Globe. […]

Professor may head OAS

Professor Miguel Angel Rodriguez is vying for the top spot in the Organization of American States, calling for increased human rights in the Western Hemisphere. Rodriguez, the Elliott School of International Affairs’ Shapiro visiting professor and former president of Costa Rica, said while states have made significant inroads against tyranny in recent years, there are […]

Battle of the Sexes

Q: Every once in a while my boyfriend loses his erection halfway through sex. As if that weren’t bad enough, he gets really depressed when it happens and won’t talk to me afterwards. It doesn’t happen that often, so I’m OK with it. I just want him to stop being such a baby. How do […]