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.

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Confused context

I was surprised to see a letter in The Hatchet the other day from GW Law School graduate Ed Mullen. He feels inadequately respected by his alma mater because the president of the University used the word “sissy” in a conversation at a small dinner party in a context that made it clear that it […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Student proposes legislation to Congress

Students who are too young to vote or feel they do not have a voice in politics would be heard if legislation proposed by GW sophomore Samuel Kelner passes Congress. The Samuel Kelner Commission on Youth Authorization Act, which was referred to a House subcommittee in June, would create a panel of eight student appointees […]

Quote of the Week

Afran Dirawi, manager of Foggy Bottom Grocery, on the effectiveness of a new city-wide law restricting alcohol sales after 10 p.m.: “What’s going to happen is, more people are going to come at 10 o’clock and buy more beer to last them longer.”

A D.C. guide to Fourth of July events

The United States turns the big 225 next month. Although it may not sound as exciting as a 21st birthday bash, many Americans have planned a hearty celebration. Fireworks, parades and backyard barbecues have become the norm for celebrating Independence Day. But in the nation’s capital, the routine celebration is merely a starting point. D.C. […]

Court lifts GW enrollment cap

A U.S. District Court lifted a D.C.-imposed undergraduate enrollment cap June 15, allowing GW to admit its full freshman class in the fall. In the first victory of a larger legal fight between GW and the city, a judge also suspended a restriction on GW building projects. Both restrictions, lifted only for the 2001-02 school […]

A record turnout for first GW glimpse

Incoming freshmen motioned for Michael O’Leary to turn around the upside-down GW towel he waived during the Colonial Inauguration closing session Saturday morning. O’Leary, senior associate director for admissions, joked that the University got a “great deal” on the yellow and blue towels, GW’s traditional CI parting gift to new students, because “the printer put […]

Olympic officials eye D.C. for 2012

Olympic committees are eyeing GW’s Smith Center as an event venue for the 2012 Summer Olympics if the District wins its bid to host the Games. The Smith Center would host badminton if the U.S. Olympic Committee selects the nation’s capital among seven other cities. D.C. and Dallas are considered the top two bids by […]

Staff Editorial: Tight squeeze

Incoming freshmen will soon enjoy a unique experience: living with two roommates in rooms once designed for only two students. Because the freshman class is more than 450 students larger than last year’s – the largest jump in at least a decade by more than 100 students – administrators have begun converting 120 double rooms […]