November 21, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 29

Stories from the November 21, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the editor

Broken system God bless The Hatchet for saying what’s on every GW student’s mind when it comes to the SA (“New year, new names, same old garbage,” Nov. 17, p. 4). However, perhaps your editorial board should go further: call on every person affiliated with the SA who is tired of its incompetence to resign. […]

UVA wins border battle in women’s basketball opener

The University of Virginia had 43 rebounds en route to a 66-53 win over the GW women’s basketball team in both squads’ regular-season opener Friday night. The Cavaliers (1-0) took advantage of poor passes and eight missed free throws by the Colonials (0-1) to secure the win. Virginia is 25-4 in season-openers. “This was not […]

GW Briefs

University not going out to sea GW will not pursue the academic sponsorship of Semester at Sea, citing concerns over the study abroad program’s academic quality and the University’s ability to get the program off the ground by next semester. In a statement on the administration’s decision last week to withdraw GW from the small […]

Women’s basketball notes

Simmonds out early Fifth-year senior Jessica Simmonds was aggressive on both ends of the court, but picked up two fouls in the first 10 minutes of the game, forcing head coach Joe McKeown to bench her for the rest of the first half. Without Simmonds, who along with sophomore Kim Beck was the focus of […]

Arts extra: Raas team loses title

They swirled around the stage, costumes aflutter, with the beaded accents clacking together to the rhythm of the drums and the twirling of the dandiyas, or small batons, they held in their hands. But not even an enthusiastic crowd and homefield advantage could help the GW Raas team defend its title as two-time champion of […]

Omar T. Woodard: Government as good as the students

All too often on this page we read politically charged rhetoric about the actions of our government. We read about the Iraq war, a sputtering economy, high gas prices and gay marriage. None of these issues convinces the American public that their government is committed to the same principles and ideals by which they live. […]

GW Expat: The quietest KFC in Cairo

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. The first thing that goes through your head when you walk into the KFC in my neighborhood […]


Monday “The Colombia-U.S. Free Trade Negotiations: Challenges and Opportunities for Colombia” 9 to 11:15 a.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by PorColombia GWU and the GW Center for Latin American Issues GW Animal Advocacy general meeting Get involved with speaking out against animal cruelty. 7:15 to 8 p.m. Marvin Center 307 Circle K general member […]

Sigma Delta Tau’s upperclassmen and leadership removed

The Sigma Delta Tau sorority’s National Board of Directors has removed upperclassman members and leaders from its GW chapter, national sorority officials said Friday. The dismissal came as the result of “an internal investigation of risk management violations” conducted last week, said Ann Braly, executive director of Sigma Delta Tau’s national organization. The sorority was […]

When football was king, and why it never will be again

Tucked away in a file cabinet on the top floor of Gelman Library is an old GW brochure that previews the 1965 football season. Trumpeting the team’s depth and the leadership of head coach Jim Camp, the leaflet boasts that the Colonials are a team on the rise and “the football outlook at GW is […]