April 16, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 59

Stories from the April 16, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Cosby back in court

“Accusations of awful things,” as Atilla Cosby wrote in an August 31 Hatchet op-ed characterizing an alleged sexual assault incident in May, have resurfaced in connection with the GW basketball player. In January the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed new charges stemming from the incident, going for misdemeanor charges rather than a felony. Athletic department and […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: New institute will study spirituality and health

GW will study how spirituality and religion affect health with the George Washington Institute on Spirituality and Health, planned to open in June. The institute will sponsor conferences, retreats, awards and continuing education programs, GWISH Program Manager Renee Bergen said. The John Templeton Foundation, a group that invests money in groups that conduct research on […]

Letter to the Editor: Elitist justice

I am writing to express my outrage at the elitist snobbery expressed two weeks straight on The Hatchet’s opinion page. Senior Ashly Richards wrote on April 5 (“Police harass students in bar busts”) that the “8,000” perverts in the Aston area are “allowed to expose themselves” while underage drinkers are “harassed.” On April 12, Justin […]

GW employee dies at 25

Former GW student and Law School senior financial aid assistant Darvelle McShay died April 7 at Howard University Hospital of pulmonary hypertension. McShay was 25 years old and had worked for the University since 1994. Doctors had treated McShay for a heart murmur since he was born. Relatives said he did not like to talk […]

Letter to the Editor: Historic renaming

I wanted to respond to Monday’s article regarding the name change of Riverside Hall (“University renames Riverside Towers,” April 9, p. 1). Many people that were quoted were voicing their concerns that they heard nothing about the name change until it already happened. Many members of the class of 2001 can remember the days when […]

Cosby returns to court in June

GW basketball player Attila Cosby will return to court June 25 to face nine counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse, theft and weapons possession, a D.C. Superior Court judge decided March 29, according to court documents. Cosby faces a maximum of nearly four-and-half years in prison if convicted. GW Athletic Director Jack Kvancz said Saturday he […]

Letter to the Editor: Marvin makeover

Since its inception, GW has striven to expand and improve its image. With recent construction projects, landscaping and renovations, the beautification effort is obvious. I look forward to opportunities new buildings, facilities and improved technology will provide. What concerns me is students’ loss of public space within buildings. The addition to the Marvin Center, for […]

GW Pride hosts drag exhibition

GW Pride’s second-annual Drag Show brought food, prizes and fake breasts to the Hippodrome Friday night, as a crowd of about 300 students and area residents watched drag queens and kings from Puss N’ Boots Productions perform on stage. “It was good fun and very entertaining,” said sophomore Katerina Tassiopoulos. Senior Andrea Cerbin, who performed […]

SJS reprimands Delta Tau Delta

Student Judicial Services charged Delta Tau Delta last week for violating University alcohol policies at a February “Rock the Vote” party that ended in eight arrests for underage drinking. The fraternity is on social probation until members complete alcohol-education programs after SJS handed down sanctions Tuesday, Delta Tau Delta President Bob Simon said. Interfraternity Council […]

Senate delays policy vote

The Faculty Senate will review an amended sexual harassment policy after postponing its vote on a resolution to reject the previous policy Friday. Faculty members said they decided to delay their final comments on a policy that will cover all sexual harassment charges between professors, staff members and students because University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg […]