April 19, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 60

Stories from the April 19, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Cosby remains on team, faces no new GW charges

GW Athletic Director Jack Kvancz said Tuesday that he might have sanctioned GW basketball player Attila Cosby, had he known Cosby was charged with nine misdemeanors at the D.C. Superior Court Jan. 26. “If I had known (about the charges), I might have done something,” Kvancz said. “But now, the season’s over.” Cosby was charged […]

Quote of the Week

GW men’s basketball coach Tom Penders’ reaction to Attila Cosby showing him a court summons Feb. 8: “I couldn’t understand it. I did see the word `misdemeanor’ a couple of times.”

Groups celebrate Earth Day

A group of 15 GW students joined about 200 protesters on the Ellipse Wednesday, holding signs and calling President George W. Bush the “toxic Texan” and the “polluter-in-chief,” at the Greenpeace-sponsored “Take Back the Earth Day” rally. Later in the day GW students celebrated Earth Day in Kogan Plaza. Groups from University of Maryland, Virginia […]

Op-Ed: Hate speech hurts community, students

How much longer will homophobia be acceptable in mainstream society? Sexist, racist and anti-Semitic words have finally come to be recognized as hate speech, yet homophobic speech is still heard daily and largely goes unchecked. As reported to GWPride Friday, a group of students walked past the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on their way […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: UPD seeks input on shuttle service

Changes to the 4-RIDE service are working smoothly, and the University Police Department plans to use feedback from student surveys to improve 4-RIDE and Colonial Express Shuttle service for next year, UPD Director Dolores Stafford said. “(4-RIDE staff) said the changes went fine,” Stafford said. UPD announced April 1 that students who call 4-RIDE for […]

Forum: Bush endangers climate

George W. Bush rode into office on the backs of five Supreme Court justices with the nickname “Governor Death” draped about him like a Miss America pageant sash. Now, with his recent decision to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol, he has proven that he is an even more deadly threat to the American people […]

Staff Editorial: Starting fresh

Tom Penders’s days with GW men’s basketball are over. After several reports of misconduct by him and his players attracted national attention to his squad in the past two years, coupled with new developments in recent weeks reported in both The Hatchet and The Washington Post, Penders resigned under pressure Friday. Now that Penders is […]

Forum: Treaty hurts Americans

Earlier this month, Australia announced it would follow the United States’ decision not to sign on to the Kyoto Protocol, and the European Union said it felt it could not retaliate against the Bush administration for making its decision. Yet some in the U.S. criticize President George W. Bush for failing to understand the requirements […]

Tom Green loses his lustre on big screen

The strength of reality humor exemplified by Tom Green is its raw quality. Tom Green’s new movie Freddy Got Fingered (Twentieth Century Fox) attempts to transport that raw humor into a movie world. The fear with a project like this is that a plot line might hamper Green’s ability to amuse with situation comedy. But […]

SJS examines Delta Tau Delta incidents

Student Judicial Services is investigating charges of a discriminatory remark and underage drinking in two separate incidents that happened outside the Delta Tau Delta house Friday night and early Saturday morning. The fraternity, which was placed on social probation last week, could face sanctions as severe as extended probation or suspension if the incidents are […]