November 7, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 25

Stories from the November 7, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff editorial: Intelligent design: a moot debate

America is a deeply religious and spiritual society. Some of the most deeply religious men in American history have been its founding fathers. The founders, however, saw the need for religion as a means to enlighten democracy to guide a set of basic values. They did not view religion as an essential component for inclusion […]

WEB EXTRA: Men’s soccer ends disappointing season with win

Despite failing to qualify for the Atlantic 10 tournament a year after winning it, the GW men’s soccer team was determined to end the season with some excitement. Three second-half goals in less than three minutes gave the Colonials a 3-0 victory over La Salle. ” It feels amazing,” senior tri-captain Matt Miller said. “We […]

“What’s the deal with …” the Statesman jump-roper?

It’s not every day you see someone jumping rope in front of an apartment building-alongside a sidewalk and in plain view of hordes of curious onlookers. That is, unless you pass by the Statesman each day around noon. “It’s one of those things that definitely gets people’s attention,” said Gary Joynes, a D.C. native who […]

WEB EXTRA: Volleyball makes it two in a row

The Colonials may have played the spoiler this weekend in beating two Atlantic 10 teams competing for a bid to the conference tournament. GW (12-15, 5-8 A-10) broke a three-game losing streak by sweeping Charlotte on the road followed by a win against Fordham at the Smith Center. Fordham’s loss helps Charlotte in their race […]

GW Expat: American desert dweller

Junior Geoff Bendeck, an international affairs major, will spend two semesters studying abroad in Cairo and Beirut, Lebanon. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from the Middle East as one of GW’s many expats. “I don’t know, I’m not really from anywhere, my passport says U.S.A., but I’m never going back […]

American U. community reacts to Ladner’s termination

Last month’s dismissal of American University President Benjamin Ladner for embezzling nearly a half million dollars in school funds wasn’t the ideal way for freshman Ed Newman to begin his college years. But if you ask Newman what he thinks of his school’s former leader, his answer might surprise you. “He was a great leader […]

WEB UPDATE: Commencement to take place on Mall

Posted Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:15 p.m. Updated 6:19 p.m. The May 21 Commencement ceremony will take place on the Mall, University officials announced late Wednesday afternoon. The announcement ends a month and a half of uncertainty about where the University’s annual graduation ceremony would be held. In September, National Park Service confirmed to The Hatchet […]

WEB EXTRA: Israeli soldiers discuss experiences at Hillel

About 40 students, faculty and Hillel staff members attended a discussion about soldiers’ experiences fighting in a war of biblical proportions Friday night at Hillel. Two Israeli Defense Force soldiers spoke of their experiences in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a memorial event for the 10-year anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. […]

WEB EXTRA: Teams get new assistant coaches

A new season brings new coaches to Foggy Bottom. Both the men and women’s squads will benefit from the addition of a new assistant to their coaching staffs. This season the Colonials welcome Phil Rowe, formerly the head coach at several New Hampshire colleges, to the men’s staff; and Mike Bozeman, an acclaimed high school […]