July 10, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 5

Stories from the July 10, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff editorial — Disturbing facts

Although a judge found that Attila Cosby probably did not break the law during a sexual encounter with a 46-year-old woman early May 15 in his Guthridge Hall room, the facts discovered at his preliminary hearing Friday are quite disturbing. While Cosby’s right to privacy should be respected, the facts brought out in the hearing […]

Helen Thomas joins SMPA faculty

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas will join GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs faculty as a Shapiro Fellow this fall. I’m very excited about this opportunity, Thomas said. I thought it was a wonderful opportunity to stay in touch with journalism . I was very lucky to be selected by GW. Thomas, who […]

Sophomore noted for activism dies

GW student Tom Weaver, known by family and friends for his love of politics, government and campus life, died July 1 after losing a battle with cancer. A former freshman representative and co-director of political affairs for the GW College Republicans, Weaver was active with the CRs for more than a year and a half, […]

GW will host HOBY conference

GW will host an eight-day conference promoting leadership among high school students later this month. More than 300 high school sophomores will visit Foggy Bottom July 21 to attend the annual Hugh O’Brian Youth World Leadership Congress. The World Leadership Congress, which was last held at GW in 1998, involves students from 40 countries around […]

University withholds Cosby’s records

University officials declined to use their legal power to inform students about Atilla Cosby’s Student Judicial Services hearing, his status as a student and his eligibility to live in GW residence halls. The 1998 Higher Education Amendments allow universities to disclose the results of disciplinary hearings of students who allegedly committed a violent crime. The […]

Brief — GW ends support of The IN Series

GW ended its support of The IN Series, a professional performing-arts program carried over from the Mount Vernon College, June 30 after a two-year attempt to save the program failed, said Grae Baxter, executive dean of the Mount Vernon campus. Baxter cited space constraints at the Mount Vernon campus, the program’s continual deficit and the […]

Staf editorial — Dangerous Secrecy

The University failed to meet the standard of openness and honesty expected of an institution of higher learning by deciding not to disclose the outcome of Atilla Cosby’s Student Judicial Services hearing. If SJS found Cosby guilty of any infractions stemming from the May 15 incident, students deserve to know. Likewise, if SJS found that […]

What exactly does GW’s president do?

The student, an undergraduate, had a problem. She was getting ready to enroll in GW’s upcoming semester, but had no place to live for a couple of days before the semester actually began. So my wife and I invited her to stay with our family, and over dinner on the first evening of her visit […]

Sometimes when you lose, you `Twin’

One might think blowing an 8-3 lead in the final inning of a semifinal baseball game is rather heartbreaking. Well, you’re right, it’s downright painful. You see, after three wondrous months of coaching the Minnesota Twins in the local Babe Ruth little league with my great friends Tom Vecchio and Jason Coburn, losing for the […]