September 17, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 12

Stories from the September 17, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students laud decision to cancel weekend games

All GW athletic events were cancelled this weekend, including the GW Invitational Volleyball Tournament scheduled to draw four teams to the Smith Center Friday and Saturday. As of Thursday, Athletic Director Jack Kvancz was against postponing or canceling the tournament, or any other GW athletic event, because he said following a normal routine would be […]

U-WIRE International Desk: U.S. students, Africans mourn abroad

By Jane Smith U-WIRE Washington Bureau Posted 5:42 p.m. Sept. 17 NAIROBI, KENYA – Terrorist attacks of three years ago in Nairobi, Kenya, were rehashed last Tuesday afternoon as Kenyans listened to news of assaults on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In August 1998, terrorists associated with Osama bin Laden bombed U.S. embassies […]

Staff Editorial: Closed-door policy

GW administrators have yet to announce whether residence halls will remain open Sept. 27 through Oct. 2 even with canceled World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings. With the cancellation all but officially announced, police say they still expect as many as 15,000 protesters to show up, and GW officials appear to favor leaving the […]

U-WIRE International Desk: Europe and NATO rally support for U.S.

By Alex Kingsbury U-Wire Washington Bureau Posted 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – The U.S. is working to secure international support for possible retaliation against the perpetrators of the worst terrorist act in American history. While authorities continue to speculate who is to blame, consensus seems to have settled on Saudi-born international terrorist Osama […]

Letter to the Editor: Hatred hurts

The color of my skin is brown. I take pride in my heritage, culture and ethnic background. Lately however, I have been hearing many say, “Go home,” and, “Get out of our country.” Everyone knows the vile terrorist attacks were senseless and disgusting. All Americans are angry that these events occurred, but we must be […]

Commentary: Watching the violence from abroad

By Alex Kingsbury U-Wire Washington Bureau Posted 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – When I heard the news, I ran to the nearest television in the Student Union’s bar. In a special report, the BBC played the now familiar video of the airliners as they plunged through the towers of the World Trade Center, […]

Letter to the Editor: Loony logic

President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg committed a grave error by choosing to open the University the day following the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. By Wednesday morning, the skies above GW were probably safe, but if whatever sick mind is behind these tragedies really wants to get a point across, he might […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW re-opens residence halls

Posted 12:35 p.m. Sept. 18- GW announced it will keep residence halls open Sept. 27 through Oct. 2 after the IMF and World Bank officially postponed their meetings and Metropolitan Police lowered their expectations for demonstrations that weekend. Students may stay in their rooms, the University announced Monday night, during the five days GW originally […]

Letter to the Editor: Protests worthwhile

In response to Josh Greenbaum’s article “Protests Lack Focus” (Sept. 6, p. 5), I would like to defend the activists on campus working toward social change. He assumed that because student activists attend seminars and teach-ins on how to be an effective protester, that they were not “staunch” in their beliefs. These teach-ins and special […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cosby sentenced to 900 days

Posted 12:35 p.m. Sept. 18- Former GW basketball player Attila Cosby was sentenced to 900 days in jail Tuesday for sexually assaulting an alleged prostitute last year. Cosby will serve two years and four months in jail after already serving two months while he awaited his sentencing this summer. D.C. Superior Court judge Neal E. […]