June 27, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 4

Stories from the June 27, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cosby’s accuser testifies in court

A 47 year-old crack cocaine user identified GW basketball player Attila Cosby in court as the man she said sexually assaulted her last summer. The woman testified Wednesday before Judge Neal E. Kravitz in D.C. Superior Court as the prosecution’s seventh witness in a misdemeanor sexual abuse, theft and weapon case against Cosby, who joined […]

Sports Brief: Blankvoort earns academic honor

Golfer Thomas Blankvoort added to his academic resume June 14 when the Atlantic 10 Conference named him to the spring Academic All-Conference Team. Blankvoort, a graduate student with one year of eligibility remaining, joins senior rower Megan Doyle on the team. Blankvoort maintains a 3.6 grade point average and was selected June 8 to the […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Defense questions accuser’s credibility in cross-examination

Defense attorneys in GW basketball player Attila Cosby’s misdemeanor sex abuse case Thursday questioned the credibility of Cosby’s accuser by calling attention to conflicting statements from the woman. During cross-examination Thursday, the complainant said she began bleeding after Cosby touched her with a broomstick. That was after Cosby allegedly forced her to masturbate at gunpoint, […]

Sports Brief: Coaches association to award scholarships

Anthony Ragliani, a GW-recruited outfielder from Indiana, Pa., is in the running for a $5,000 scholarship from the National High School Athletic Coaches Association. One student-athlete from each high school All-America team will receive the award June 27. Raglani, who will join the GW baseball team in the fall, was named to the to the […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW suspends Cosby from team

GW Sports Communications announced Thursday GW basketball player Attila Cosby has been suspended from the men’s basketball team for “failing to meet his academic obligations,” GW head coach Karl Hobbs said in a press release. “Attila has been suspended until he successfully completes his academic requirements and shows he can sustain his commitment to his […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cosby’s godmother defends knowledge of case

GW basketball player Attila Cosby’s godmother testified in his defense Tuesday that she did not act improperly by looking through records of alleged sexual assault victims obtained from Metropolitan Police. Cosby is scheduled to testify when the case continues Thursday. Geneva Couser, Attila Cosby’s godmother and a 27-year MPD veteran, said she reviewed MPD index […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW to host leadership conference

GW will host the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership World Leadership Congress July 13-21 for the third time in four years. This year’s conference, themed “Leadership and New Technologies in the 21st Century,” builds leadership skills in the areas of culture, science, service, government and business. Three hundred high school sophomores selected from their regional HOBY […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Judge rejects defense motion to acquit

D.C. Superior Court Judge Neal E. Kravitz rejected a motion by the defense Monday to dismiss charges against GW basketball player Attila Cosby on grounds the testimony of Cosby’s accuser is implausible. The prosecution, which called its last witness, presented evidence linking Cosby to a gun before the defense called its first witness. Joseph Anderson, […]

Staff Editorial: Construction woes

At 1957 E St., workers are busy building GW’s new Elliot School of International Affairs, which will house 200 students and provide much needed classroom space. But the fall 2002 estimated completion date could be jeopardized by recent actions of the Foggy Bottom/West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission, which has forced GW to revise the plans […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cosby testifies that he made a mistake

Personal weakness caused Attila Cosby to pick up a crack cocaine user last summer before driving her back to his residence hall room, the GW basketball player testified Thursday in D.C. Superior Court. “I was curious, weak or whatever,” Cosby said in his defense, adding that his girlfriend Lisa Couser was nine months pregnant when […]