September 17, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 12

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

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 […]

Services offer solace

Religious organizations around campus observed a national day of prayer and remembrance Friday, which President George W. Bush proclaimed last week. Student gathered at the Newman Center, Hillel and the Quad to mourn and remember victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks. At 12 p.m. all University businesses, including classes, stopped to observe a moment of silence […]

Op-Ed: Wrong to protest realiation for terror

Tuesday, everyone in America and around the world witnessed a horrific event that will surely change the course of American history. It was an event that took more American lives in one day than the attack on Pearl Harbor, and possibly any other battle America has fought since the Civil War. The cowards that perpetrated […]

Who needs sleep?

Sleep. It’s an insatiable indulgence disguised as a necessity for life. The word conjures images of a blissful escape from the demands of school and life. Most college students manipulate their schedules in order to get more sleep in a school day. But for students who take 8 a.m. classes, sleeping late is a luxury […]

Students, experts advise nation on terrorism

Students and defense experts are split over what actions the United States should take in response to Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon. With up to 5,000 people missing from the leveling of the twin towers and up to 300 people dead from the attack on the Pentagon, U.S. […]

News briefs

Class awards student essays and posters Three days after the United States encountered the most severe acts of terrorism in its history, two students were honored in a celebration of tolerance and peace. Thomas Hundley, Jr. and Sheldon MacDonald were awarded certificates and honored in a luncheon Friday for their posters and essays commemorating the […]

GW hosts ‘Crossfire’ for third time

CNN’s “Crossfire” will broadcast live from the Jack Morton Auditorium in the Media and Public Affairs building Sept. 17-21, but the format of the traditionally biting political debate show will be transformed into a town-hall meeting to discuss Tuesday’s tragic events. “Crossfire” Executive Producer Chris Guarino said the shows will begin at 7 p.m. instead […]