September 17, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 12

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

Letter to the Editor: Classes slap in face

After one of the most defining moments in our lives, GW students returned to classes as scheduled Wednesday morning. In one sense, this may be the University’s way of promoting patriotic and academic perseverance, but I perceive maintaining classes throughout Wednesday as a slap in the face to all students. Are we to assume that […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Judge denies pleas from Cosby attorney

Posted 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 A D.C. superior court judge sentenced former GW basketball player Attila Cosby to more than two years in jail Tuesday, saying the violent nature of his crime overshadows any testimony to Cosby’s good character or potential. “The viscous, nasty, violent and really unexplained nature of the crime requires significant punishment,” […]

Op-Ed: America will survive terrorist attacks

A play-by-play account of Tuesday’s activities seems almost insensitive. We all heard the details hundreds of times over. We all felt the pain, the shock, the terror and the amazement as we gathered around our televisions. The once-conceived invincible nation was under attack. The United States, much like the rest of the world has in […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Gephardt pledges unity in GW ‘Crossfire’

Posted 11:15 a.m. Sept. 19 CNN’s “Crossfire” aired live from the Media and Public Affairs auditorium Tuesday night featuring House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt from Missouri, Rep. Jane Harmon (D-Calif.) and terrorist experts Eric Holder and Larry Johnson. Show host Bill Press started the hour-long program by asking Gephardt if the Democrats in Congress will […]

GW keeps classes canceled

GW students should continue with their plans for the weekend of canceled classes later this month even though the IMF and World Bank postponed their meetings. The International Monetary Fund and World Bank heeded a request from D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams and Metropolitan Police Chief Charles Ramsey to postpone the meetings because of security concerns […]

Pentagon prepares to send forces abroad

By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau Posted 6:50 p.m. Sept. 19 The Pentagon secured plans Wednesday to shift an arsenal of combat and supply aircraft to the Persian Gulf, the first clear sign that an organized military response to last week’s terrorist attacks could be soon underway. While those aircraft remain in the United States, […]

Staff Editorial: Coming together

Tolerance when facing strong emotions brought about by tragic events is a hard ideal to achieve, but it is one we must embrace to defeat terrorism and maintain the values America embodies. Verbal attacks against Middle Eastern students are reprehensible and should cease immediately. Violence against mosques and stores selling Middle Eastern products is unacceptable […]

Campus, city receive threats

Several bomb threats on campus and around D.C. have caused disruptions since last Tuesday’s terrorist attacks, but none have materialized. Students evacuated a business class in Monroe Hall Thursday afternoon after a man wearing a large black backpack entered and walked to the front of the classroom while professor Tom Quasney lectured. The student asked […]

Letter to the Editor: Patriotic to protest

I am not a member of the GW Action Coalition, and I am personally still undecided as to whether I would support military retaliation for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, especially since no one is really sure of the perpetrator of these attacks. However, reading Bill Eldridge’s recent article (“Wrong to protest retaliation for terror,” […]

Column: Terror, tragedy hit GW

Red, white and blue. Land of the free. Fireworks and apple pie. They all represent an idea we call America. But what is America? Is it democracy, freedom, hard work, or strong will? Perhaps it is all of this. But last week proved the idea of America is rooted more in people coming together for […]