September 13, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 11

Stories from the September 13, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Golf sinks at Navy Invitational

The GW golf team got off to a rough start last weekend finishing 21st out of 27 colleges competing at the Navy Fall Invitational in Annapolis, Md. Thomas Blankvoort’s five-over-par 147 was the low score for the Colonial and placed him in a tie for 20th overall out of 142 competitors. The Colonials shot a […]

GW responds with hightened security

GW cancelled classes and took safety precautions against bomb threats Tuesday after reported terrorist attacks at the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in New York City. Two questionable packages suspected to be bombs arrived at the Marvin Center and caused an emergency evacuation at about 10:30 a.m., said Dolores Stafford, director of University Police. […]

Staff Editorial: Strike back

On Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, with simple weapons and pure determination, terrorists seized four commercial airliners and drove three of them into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. A fourth crashed in a cornfield outside Pittsburgh. Officials at all levels of government are reluctant to discuss casualties, but […]

News Brief: GW alumni among victims

At least one GW alumnus died in Tuesday’s attacks. John P. O’Neill, 49, who received his master’s of forensic sciences from the Elliott School of International Affairs in 1978, was serving as head of security for the World Trade Center at the time of the attack, GW spokesman Eric Solomon said. According to a Washington […]

Forum: Pot harms kids, nation

While those calling for legalization of marijuana are looking out for their own interests, those who oppose it are looking out for the well being of our country. Some who support its use claim that marijuana is neither addictive nor worse than alcohol or tobacco use. First, when alcohol and tobacco use began, we did […]

News Briefs

University cancels Alumni Weekend Alumni Weekend is cancelled due to Tuesday’s tragedy. Events were scheduled for Sept. 14-16, the University announced Wednesday. The School of Medicine and Health Sciences convocation scheduled for Sept. 14 and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development’s “New Direction” conference scheduled for Sept. 15 will still be held. Alumni […]

Students’ loved ones caught in tragedy

Shocking news of terrorist attacks disrupted class, awoke students and worried parents as the work day began Tuesday. Once personal safety was accounted for, thoughts turned to relatives and friends even closer to tragedy than GW’s proximity to the Pentagon. Many students frantically called New York City hoping to talk to loved ones working in […]

Crime Log

Simple Assault Jefferson House Closed Referred to SJS 09/01/01 Liquor Law Violation Madison Hall Closed. Referred to SJS 09/01/01 Theft II Marvin Center Open case 09/01/01 Sexual Abuse Madison Hall Open case 09/01/01 Liquor Law Violation Thurston Hall Closed Referred to SJS 09/03/01 Threats 2600 Block Va. Ave. Closed No identifiable suspect 09/03/01 Destruction of […]

GW may re-open classes

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is considering returning to a normal class schedule Sept. 27 to Oct. 2 if World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings are cancelled. The Metropolitan Police Department and Mayor Anthony Williams asked the IMF and World Bank to postpone or cancel the meetings scheduled for the end of the month […]

Tragedy leads to major rescue efforts

Less than 12 hours after catastrophic acts 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 dead, […]