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: 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 […]

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 […]