July 9, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 5

Stories from the July 9, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Cosby trial enters third week

The woman who accuses GW basketball player Attila Cosby of sexually assaulting her in his residence hall room made her case in court June 29 after failing to show during Cosby’s first trial last summer. The complainant, a 47-year-old alleged prostitute, testified that Cosby enticed her back to his Guthridge Hall room by offering drugs […]

GW alum finds recipe for success

GW Law School graduate Warren Errol Brown reached the likes of Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Tiger Woods last week as People magazine named him one of America’s top 50 bachelors in its July 2 issue. Although some people stuck in the monotony of daily office drudge can only dream of pursuing their true heart’s […]

A Hatchet History of the Atilla Cosby Trial

note: the stories are in order begining with the most recent Judge jails Cosby until sentence hearing GW suspends Cosby pending hearing Cosby convicted of seven charges Judge to rule on Cosby case Tuesday Cosby testifies to owning two guns Cosby trial enters third week GW suspends Cosby from team Cosby testifies that he made […]

Staff Editorial: bandaged campus

GW has bought itself yet another bandage for a wound incurred by another year of over-enrollment. Before the 1999-2000 school year GW purchased the Premier Hotel to house 330 extra freshmen. Now, GW has another residence hall out of campus boundaries under its belt after securing a 15-year lease on the former St. James Suites […]

Junior becomes gameshow’s ‘weakest link’

GW junior Josh Hiscock took the news that he had become the “Weakest Link” with a smile last month, after he survived five rounds of NBC’s latest game show last month. Answering questions such as “what item does the Oscar statuette hold?” (a wreath) and “what composer wrote scores to Jurassic Park and Raiders of […]

Staff Editorial: Hope in Hobbs

New GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs suspended Attila Cosby July 5 for “failing to meet his academic obligations.” Hobbs’s action brings welcome accountability to a program that has by many accounts lost its way in recent years. The decision to suspend Cosby comes unprompted by the NCAA – a strong statement that the […]

Richmond addition could mean new rivalry for GW

GW has a new rivalry on its hands as the University of Richmond joined the Atlantic 10 Conference July 1, dividing schools into eastern and western divisions for baseball and basketball. At least that’s the league’s plan, said Steve Haug, an assistant director of communications for the A-10. GW and Richmond will compete in the […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Attorneys complete Cosby Case

Defense and prosecuting lawyers presented their closing arguments Thursday, asking a D.C. Superior Court judge to consider the credibility of their witnesses in his decision, which is scheduled for Tuesday. The closing remarks came after defense attorney Billy Martin called his last witnesses to confirm Cosby’s testimony that he gave away two guns he owned […]

Brief: Brown to tryout for 76ers

Former GW guard SirValiant Brown, who went unselected in the June 27 NBA Draft, will tryout with the Philadelphia 76ers July 11, his mother Marcella Brown said Sunday. Marcella said her son has been in “great spirits” since going unselected in the draft two weeks ago. Marcella said Brown got what he wanted, which was […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW suspends Cosby pending hearing

GW officials announced Tuesday that GW basketball player Attila Cosby has been suspended from the University, following his conviction on seven misdemeanor counts in D.C. Superior Court. “Following standard University procedure, Attila Cosby has been suspended as a student pending a review of new information disclosed during his trial and now a matter of public […]