September 13, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 11

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

Quote of the Week

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg explaining why he would consider re-opening classes Sept. 27 to Oct. 2 if the World Bank / IMF meetings were cancelled: “We are not a feather in the wind of circumstance.”

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW observes silence

Posted 11:45 p.m. Sept. 13-Responding to a national address from President George W. Bush, GW has requested professors, students and staff to observe a national moment of silence at noon Friday for those lost in Tuesday’s tragedies at the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The University will also participate at a national candlelight vigil at […]

Forum: Make marijuana legal

The conclusion of the 1972 National Commission on Marihuana (sic) and Drug Abuse was that marijuana should be legalized. President Richard M. Nixon personally appointed the commission, which included four physicians and four members of Congress. Although times have changed, marijuana policy has not despite these findings. According to the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the […]

Movie Listings Sept. 13th to 20th

AMC Union Station AMC Courthouse Plaza Cineplex Odeon Dupont Circle Cineplex Odeon Foundry Cineplex Odeon Inner Circle Cineplex Odeon Uptown Lowes Pentagon City 6 9:30 Club AMC Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. (703) 998-4262 The Glass House (PG-13) 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 9:40 Hardball (PG-13) 1:45, 4:45, 7:15, 10:20 Jeepers Creepers (R) 1:00, 5:30, 8:10, […]

Soccer postpones match; volleyball will host Invitational

The recent attacks at the World Trade Center and Pentagon caused GW coaches to cancel practices and forced athletic department officials to consider their next step. The GW men’s soccer game against St. Francis College, originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the Mount Vernon field, was postponed and may not be re-scheduled. Most GW athletic […]

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 […]