September 6, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 9

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

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 […]

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 […]