September 10, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 10

Stories from the September 10, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Tragedy leads to major rescue efforts

Less than twelve hours after a catastrophic act of terrorism leveled New York’s World Trade Center towers and ripped through the Pentagon, the streets in the nation’s capital were eerily quiet. Even as firefighters extinguished the last flames at the Pentagon and World Trade Center and began a rescue effort for hundreds of people feared […]

Around Campus Briefs

GW remains in second tier GW failed to make the top tier of U.S. News and World Report’s 50 best colleges for the third year in a row. The rankings, released Sunday, rate 249 doctoral universities, which offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master’s and doctoral degrees and emphasize faculty research. GW ranked 50th […]

Campus shuts doors for protest

GW’s decision to close campus during International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings later this month drew heated protests from students crying foul on a decision they said violates leases and restricts their free speech. Familiar chants of “Who’s university? Our university!” heard during protests of similar meetings in D.C. two years ago rose from […]

King, Straub enter ‘Black House’

It has been 13 years since Detective Jack Sawyer appeared in Stephen King and Peter Straub’s The Talisman. The authors have joined forces once again to pen the newest adventures of the hero of their first collaboration. Black House takes place 20 years after The Talisman, and the main character, Jack Sawyer is now a […]

Holiday shopping off to slow start

Posted 11:30 p.m. Nov. 30 By Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE Washington Bureau The holiday shopping season is off to a sluggish start, according to early reports that the consumer confidence index fell for the fifth straight month. Consumer confidence dropped once again in November marking a seven-year low of 82 percent, down from 85 percent […]

Comedy fuses sci-fi, romance

When you think of romantic comedies, you don’t usually think of sci-fi movies. But with Happy Accidents (IFC Films), writer and director Brad Anderson merges the two genres. The result is an eccentric but thoughtfully engaging and entertaining movie. Marisa Tomei plays Ruby Weaver, a co-dependent telephone directory operator who seems to attract an endless […]

Nation in Brief (U-Wire)

Fireworks wake neighbors Residents across D.C. and as far away as Alexandria, Va. woke to the explosions of fireworks last Wednesday night as the White House concluded its first state dinner with a bang. The 15-minute show angered some residents who were drawn out of bed around 11 p.m. The unannounced show caused some people […]

GW accedes to MPD request to close

GW announced Thursday it will cancel classes and evacuate residence halls on the Foggy Bottom campus Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, in anticipation of demonstrations outside the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings. In an August 30 letter to University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Metropolitan Police Chief Charles Ramsey “respectfully requested” that GW close […]

Vignettes tell dark, fluid story

What can be said about a play that rarely feels like a play? “Race of the Ark Tattoo” is an incredible cross between a garage sale and an interactive performance art piece. It blurs many lines with only one “character,” a narrative so incredibly loose that it could more safely be called a collection of […]

Virginia governor’s race atypical

Posted 4:15 p.m. Dec. 3 By Michelle Gesser U-WIRE Washington Bureau Though Election Day in Virginia came around this year like it does every other year, observers said after September’s tragedy the election was anything but typical. Democrat Gov.-elect Mark Warner beat Republican challenger Mark L. Earley, despite Virginia’s strong conservative voter base. Scott Lasley, […]