September 13, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 11

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

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, […]

Timeline of a tragedgy

Timeline Tuesday Sept. 11 8:45 a.m. – American Airlines flight 11, from Boston to Los Angeles, strikes the North Tower of the World Trade Center. 9:05 a.m. – United Airlines flight 175, from Boston to Los Angeles, collides into South Tower. 9:25 a.m. – Federal Aviation Administration sends order to stop all airplane takeoffs nationwide. […]

Students unify to mourn

Thousands of GW students, faculty and staff joined in Kogan Plaza to show their support and offer prayers Wednesday night at a memorial service and vigil held for the victims of the World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedies. Many leaders of the GW community gave messages of hope and inspiration. Student Association President Roger Kapoor […]