September 6, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 9

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

Shark attacks, injures GW grad student

GW graduate student Natalia Slobodskaya was critically injured in a shark attack off the coast of North Carolina Monday. Her fiance, Sergei Zaloukaev, 27, was also attacked and died shortly after the incident of massive blood loss. Slobonskaya, a 23-year-old Russian national, was treated in the trauma unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia […]

Staff Editorial: Closing campus

“You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” While not delivered so succinctly, this was essentially the message relayed by GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg in an e-mail to all students, faculty and staff regarding the University’s decision to close Sept. 29 to Oct 2 during protests against the International Monetary Fund […]

New bus connects GW, Georgetown

GW students will have an easier time getting to the shops and restaurants of Georgetown starting Sept. 12 when a new shuttle service connecting Georgetown to Foggy Bottom, Rosslyn and DuPont Circle Metro starts. The Georgetown and Rosslyn business communities began the Georgetown Metro Connection as a private initiative, Georgetown Partnership Executive Director Ken Gray […]

Redman Transcript

What’d you think of the GW crowd? That shit was hot. How bout those technical difficulties, did that make it hard for you? Yeah, at first there was a little technical difficulty, but I weaved it right out. That’s hip-hop, y’know? You gotta respect that. You were going to do an hour show and you […]

Recognition splits Greek community

With Greek-letter recruitment week less than two weeks away, some students could get confused by the University’s system of on- and off-campus fraternities. The terms “on-campus” and “off-campus” do not relate to the location of a fraternity or sorority housing but, rather, whether they are recognized as an official University organization. Fraternities are considered unrecognized […]

Sorities refute myth about housing

There is a common misconception on campus that sororities can’t have houses because of a D.C. law that would consider it a brothel. “I have definitely heard of the brothel issue,” junior Sigma Delta Tau member Michele Spielman said. “(But) I never asked anyone, I just accepted it.” Spielman and other students attribute what amounts […]

Fraternities debate value of houses

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s return to its spot on GW’s closest offering of a “Greek row” sparks an age-old debate on city campuses about how important houses are to fraternity life. Sigma Alpha Epsilon President Andrew Hopkins said a fraternity house provides an important meeting and gathering place for members. The fraternity returns to a renovated […]

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 […]