October 22, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 19

Stories from the October 22, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

James Zarsadiaz: Time for GW students to address the race issue

Last weekend, my cousin Sandra was driving my family and me to a baby christening in suburban Maryland. There we were: five Filipino-Chinese Americans driving along a quiet country road. A few miles later, a cop stopped us. A male Caucasian police officer in his mid-to-late 30s walked up to the driver’s window and condescendingly […]

Board of Trustees chairman discusses goals

Russell Ramsey, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said he wants to work on increasing GW’s endowment, decreasing tution and improving alumni relations during his tenure as the head of GW’s highest governing body. “I want to see us work on our tuition challenges,” Ramsey said. “We want to make sure that this is a […]

Letters to the Editor

Music lawsuits not GW’s responsibility The Recording Industry Association of America wanted GW to do its dirty work. By issuing “pre-litigation” letters including only IP addresses (Oct. 15, p. 1), the RIAA hoped that GW would foot the bill for locating the alleged file sharers. It is nonsensical for GW to waste time and money […]

Restaurant hangs photo in attempt to right racial wrongs

Several students asked the Occidental Grill restaurant to hang a portrait of baseball star Jackie Robinson in their entrance last month, ending a civil rights injustice from 60 years ago. Sarah-Jo Lawrence, president of the Jackie Robinson Society at GW and star women’s basketball player, learned this semester that the restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue would […]

Women’s soccer drops 3-2 decision to Richmond

Richmond goalie Kate Hudson dives to save a shot by junior Keara Mehlert during the Spiders’ 3-2 win Saturday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor Down two goals at two different times in the game, the women’s soccer team’s game Saturday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex against Richmond appeared […]

Weekend woes aplenty for men’s water polo

For the men’s water polo team, this weekend was a series of unfortunate events. First was a schedule packed with six games in three days, leaving the squad exhausted. Sophomore John-Claude Wright was so tired from his four-goal performance during the Colonials’ 9-8 loss to No. 16 Bucknell Sunday morning that he slept right through […]

Scoreboard, Number Crunch

Number Crunch: 7 (The number of games the men’s water polo team has lost by one goal this season.) Scoreboard Water polo Harvard, W, 9-6 No. 11 Navy, L, 16-4 No. 15 Air Force, L, 6-5 Brown, L, 10-3 No. 16 Bucknell, L, 9-8 No. 20 Princeton, L 9-7 Women’s soccer Richmond, L, 3-2 Men’s […]

GW drops straight sets to Billikens

The GW volleyball team was about to lose its third straight game – and the match – to Saint Louis Sunday at Smith Center, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at them. Always outwardly optimistic, the Colonials (11-13, 3-5 Atlantic 10) had little to keep positive about in losing 17-30, 18-30, 18-30 to the […]

GW Expat: Hungary in Translation

BUDAPEST, Hungary We were late. Thanks to our reliance on a single cell phone with a faulty battery, my flatmates and I slept in for far too long and had to skip breakfast in our rush to get out the door to make the boat to Visegrad, a historical town north of Budapest. Sprinting by […]