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.

Women’s basketball cruises in exhibition

She first arrived in Foggy Bottom as a transfer nearly a year ago, but when Antelia Parrish stepped on the court in her new white uniform Friday night, it was her first opportunity to show the GW basketball community what she could do. She did not let it go to waste. Falling three assists short […]

GW lawyer also advises Blackwater

GW’s recently appointed vice president and general counsel is currently working as an attorney for Blackwater Worldwide, a security firm under scrutiny for its operations in Iraq. Beth Nolan, who will begin her career at GW in January, is well-known as a former counsel to President Bill Clinton. She is currently a partner in the […]

One suspect caught in spate of campus vandalism

@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, a Jewish sophomore, finds the symbol […]

Squash starts fresh

Despite a 9-0 loss to Franklin and Marshall on Sunday, the GW men’s squash team was surprisingly upbeat. That’s because the team believes its troubles are over. The Colonials were plagued by a series of coaches, injuries and restrictions that contributed to the team’s drop from 22nd to 30th in the country last year. But […]

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 […]


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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 […]