Rich Murphy

Column: Letter from Iraq: A profile in courage

ABU GHRAIB, IRAQ My 11 months in Iraq have taught me that courage is a relative thing, relative to situation and circumstance. In America, courage comes easy. Just flip through the channels and you’ll likely catch canned human drama and death-defying bravery on one of the myriad “reality” TV shows. Or read the newspapers. A […]

Murphy says so long to Hatchet Bunch

I never could have guessed that the group of 14 strangers gathering at The Hatchet’s summer retreat in Ocean City, Md., could become family. But somewhere along the road, I think we did. Coming into this year, I had just two goals for The GW Hatchet: Of course, we were going to get the paper […]

Brown plans jump to NBA

GW basketball player SirValiant Brown said he is “92 percent” sure he will leave the University and enter the National Basketball Association draft. The sophomore guard said Wednesday that he expects to formally announce his departure from GW either late this week or sometime early next week. “I’m just waiting,” Brown said repeatedly, referring to […]

Bush, Cheney honor veterans at GW

President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney joined a host of dignitaries in honoring U.S. veterans at the Smith Center Friday. The event, one of the first in the inauguration celebration, was moved from the D.C. Stadium Armory to GW because the Inaugural Committee needed a larger venue, said Gretchen King, director of […]

Students voice anger over removed posters

Members of the Arab Student Association said they are upset flyers they posted in campus buildings were torn down and shredded. But they said they do not know who is responsible. Junior Nizar Wattad, a member of the ASA who posted many of the flyers, said ASA members posted 400 flyers Wednesday in various campus […]

Sorority celebrates anniversary

GW’s first historically black Greek-letter organization, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., celebrated its 25th anniversary this weekend. The festivities were part of the many events of Alumni Weekend. I think it’s a testament to the strength of our sisterhood, said 1977 GW graduate Monica Jordan, who was a charter member of the sorority. It’s a connection […]

Judge dismisses Cosby sex abuse case

A judge dismissed the first-degree sex abuse case against Atilla Cosby, a transfer student slated to join the basketball team early next year, at a D.C. Superior Court preliminary hearing Friday. The charge stemmed from accusations made to Metropolitan Police by a 46-year-old crack-cocaine user that Cosby sexually assaulted her in his Guthridge Hall room […]

GW President plans for class of 2004

For the class of 2004 GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg envisions a stronger undergraduate community through better academic facilities, improved recreational accommodations and student housing among the best in the country. Trachtenberg said the incoming freshman class should look forward to attending an increasingly exciting, competitive institution, better opportunities and smarter classmates. Among his plans […]

Candidate Profile: Heather Fink

Name: Heather Fink Hometown: Roxbury, N.J. Major: PhilosophyYear: FreshmanCredentials: secretarial work, active in high school student government, singing, theatre, tutoring, volunteer work, worked for local Democratic Campaign Committee Upon coming to GW this fall, Heather Fink’s high expectations of the University met what she believes to be harsh realities. Everywhere she looked on campus, Fink […]