September 6, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 9

Stories from the September 6, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

News Briefs

GW appoints new Shapiro Fellow Carin Dessauer, former CNN executive and producer of the first online news interview, joins the School of Media and Public Affairs this semester as a Shapiro Fellow. “As a leader in cutting-edge integration issues, Dessauer will add a unique perspective to our understanding of the business and its future role […]

A day in the win column

I shouldn’t even be telling you this because I might loose all my credibility as the new assistant sports editor. Until Tuesday, I had never been to a GW soccer game. I always wanted to go. I just never had the will to drag myself to Bargain Buggies, rent the car and drive the 25 […]

MPD report contradicts student account

Metropolitan and University Police reports paint a different picture of an incident that sent Sigma Alpha Epsilon member John Shannon to the GW Hospital early morning Aug. 31. Although the student, who was unnamed in an earlier article, had said an officer initiated contact with him, incident reports from MPD and UPD indicate Shannon struck […]

Stepping into the city

A fire truck roaring down G Street, the Metro rumbling underneath the sidewalk and the occasional presidential motorcade are all common sights and sounds to GW’s urban campus setting. But despite their current residence, not all GW students came to college as city sophisticates. While some students flew over oceans, escaped the suburbs or simply […]

Staff Editorial: Tight fit

Overcrowded classrooms outrage many at GW, including faculty and parents. But with so many extra freshmen and a system that allows professors to over-enroll their courses, space shortages are inevitable. Administrators have taken appropriate steps to keep up with the overcrowding, but without more reform this unacceptable situation will continue. The majority of problems relating […]

Speaking the lingo

Foreign tongues at GW are about as common as Greek-letter paraphernalia at large state schools. The foreign accents and words buzzing around campus represent students living an American life while holding onto their own cultures, which are preserved in part through using their native language. Junior Maya Dhanani said she is one of many students […]

Staff Editorial: Selling short

At the stroke of 10 p.m., vendors of wine, beer and spirits in the District will stop selling alcohol. Why the change? City officials say they altered the law to eliminate a confusing system of multiple class licenses to make the new regulations easier to enforce. But what this change means is that stores selling […]

Women’s soccer breaks tradition with opening day victory

The new Mount Vernon field brought a bit of good luck for the GW women’s soccer team Tuesday, as it won its home opener for the first time since head coach Tanya Vogel arrived as a student in 1992. The back-and-forth battle with Howard (2-1) resulted in a 4-3 win for the Colonials. Sophomore Meggan […]

Column: AIDS origin offers lesson for future

A lingering sore throat brought him into the hospital. That raw, burning feeling would not go away. It was April 1983 and Dirk Diefenbach found out he was infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Diefenbach died at 5:18 a.m., Sunday, June 26, 1983 – just two months after he learned of the infection. […]

A Cinderella story of arena rock

Rock Star, starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston, has everything you would expect from a film about an ’80s heavy metal band: hair spray, leather pants, big hair, mascara and overall extravagance. Who could ask for anything more? The answer is anyone, because Rock Star‘s real story – only touched upon in the movie – […]