July 9, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 5

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

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 […]

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: Brown finishes last of 76ers hopefuls

SirValiant Brown sat the bench again Sunday after playing his most minutes for the Philidelphia 76ers in the Shaw’s Summer League and scoring his only basket Friday. The former GW guard finished league play as the rookie team’s least productive player. Brown followed his best showing Friday – one basket in 14 minutes – with […]

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 […]