September 13, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 11

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

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 […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Classes remain cancelled

Posted 11:45 p.m. Sept. 13- GW students should continue with their plans for the weekend of cancelled classes later this month even if the IMF and World Bank cancel scheduled meetings, the University announced today. Classes will remain cancelled from 4 p.m. Sept. 27 to 4 p.m. Oct. 2 even if the International Monetary Fund […]

News Brief: Tragedies compared to Pearl Harbor

Many have compared Tuesday’s attacks to another devastating tragedy: Pearl Harbor. Some say the campus’s response to the recent attacks is similar to the response after the 1941 Japanese attack. The headline of the Dec. 9, 1941 Hatchet printed two days after the attack reads, “Students Voice Approval of War Effort, Speed School Plans at […]

The Perfect Plan

It’s the night before the big paper is due. All that can be heard is the incessant ticking of the clock. Tick, tick, tick. The cursor blinks wildly on a predominantly white screen, with only a name, date and course number typed up in the upper right corner. Maybe starting the 10-page term paper at […]

DCD: Killer sweets, sour music

Saturday, Sept. 8 The Quad 12:30 p.m. I was abruptly awoken late Saturday morning by the subdued sound of the doorbell. Since it was my neighbor who was loyally abiding by his promise to accompany me to Fall Fest that day, I decided to actually get out of bed and get dressed. I also dragged […]

Comic fusion of 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 […]