November 5, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 23

Stories from the November 5, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Volleyball caught by Fordham

Sometimes a few percentage points make all the difference. The GW volleyball team found that out the hard way Sunday, losing a tightly contested 3-2 match to Fordham at Smith Center. “Fordham played well,” head coach Jojit Coronel said after the match. “They played 7 percent better than us that last game, and we have […]

Knapp: Incidents damage GW’s image

University President Steven Knapp spoke candidly about the recent hate incidents at GW to more than 130 people gathered Friday night for the Hillel Shabbat dinner, only minutes after a ninth swastika was found in New Hall. Knapp took time to answer every question from students and parents concerning the spate of swastika drawings on […]


Women’s Soccer Rhode Island, L , 3-0 Massachusetts, T, 2-2 Men’s Soccer Duquesne, L, 3-1 St. Bonaventure, T, 1-1 Water Polo Washington & Jefferson, W, 15-10 No. 17 Bucknell, W, 6-4 Johns Hopkins, L, 7-6

Snapshot: Bar Brawl

Media Credit: Ben Solomon/senior photo editor Metropolitan Police Department officers gather outside T.G.I. Friday’s Friday night in response to a fight between two female patrons of the restaurant.

Director of UW asked to leave post

The University Writing Program is now under the direct supervision of the Columbian College’s dean as part of a restructuring that removed Melinda Knight from her position as executive director of the program. Knight has held the position of executive director since the program’s inception. University officials attributed the change to a need to complete […]

Al Qaeda text editor: Radical Muslims will always hate the West

Radical Muslims will always have an enduring hatred of Western countries and culture, the editor of “The Al Qaeda Reader” told students at Marvin Center Tuesday night. Ray Ibrahim is the first person to translate several key Al Qaeda written documents to English. He spoke in an event sponsored by Students Defending Democracy, a student […]

Niketa Brar: 4-Ride vital to campus safety

It is not every campus that can brag about being four blocks away from the White House. It is not every campus that affords its students a breathtaking view of the Washington Monument – from their residence hall window. And it is not every campus that has to worry about its students being held up […]

A look at historic Watergate network

It was 1970 – pre-Watergate, pre-Nixon’s second-term, pre-“All the President’s Men” – and Bob Woodward and W. Mark Felt, commonly known as “Deep Throat,” sat on a bench in the White House. They were strangers with few things in common besides GW. Woodward, a lieutenant at the time, was on assignment as a courier to […]

Freshman who reported swastikas drew them as well

Monday, Nov. 5, Updated 5:58 p.m. @import url(; Timeline Oct. 23 — Sarah Marshak, a Jewish freshman, reports a swastika drawn on the whiteboard mounted to her Mitchell Hall door. In the next four days, two more are drawn, each progressively larger in size. (The Hatchet, Oct. 25) Oct. 27 — Transfer student Erica Tanne, […]

Staff Editorial: A complicated route to justice

The perpetrator of the New Hall vandalism was identified and subsequently charged for his or her actions, the University announced in a blast e-mail Sunday morning. Similar cases of vandalism in both Mitchell Hall and Potomac House remain unsolved. Members of the GW community appreciate the candid nature of this communication and will want to […]