September 20, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 13

Stories from the September 20, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Technology withstands student growth

Information System Services and Resnet officials say the addition of 450 more freshmen than last year has not overburdened technology services at GW so far. Technology services have been preparing for increased enrollment, said Jeff Baxter, community coordinator for Information System Services. “We are always upgrading our systems because enrollment is always growing,” he said. […]

Above and beyond ROTC

Once a week they give up their typical college uniforms consisting of jeans and sweaters to wear a different uniform. They wake up before sunrise as many GW students are just getting into bed. They work vigorously to maintain their grade point averages to fulfill the expectation of scholarship and continue to be involved GW […]

Ruling stuns Cosby family, supporters

A middle-aged woman sits silently on a bench outside a courtroom eating sunflower seeds. It has been almost a year and four months since a night on a street corner pulling tricks for crack turned terribly wrong. More than a year has passed since the woman went back to former GW basketball player Attila Cosby’s […]

Long-time GW neighbor dies at 78

Olga Corey never got to fulfill an invitation to students to stay at her place when GW closed residence halls for International Monetary Fund and World Bank protests. She also didn’t live to see the University reverse its decision and the reason why – Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on American landmarks that canceled the international financial […]

Forum: IFC rules too constrictive

As a third-year member and president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, I have seen first hand the benefits of being an off-campus fraternity. Although my brothers and I miss out on activities such as Greek Week and other Interfraternity Council events, the benefits of being off campus are far greater. As an off-campus fraternity, we are […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Local vendors battle for the right to sell pasta

Two vendors stationed outside the Marvin Center are locked in a dispute over the right to sell pasta, competing for the business of GW customers. Vendor John Reidder said he offered a man who calls himself “Mr. Negra” the opportunity to sell pasta during the summer months while he was working at another location. Reidder […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: `Crossfire,’ GW host McCain

Daily Update Posted 4 a.m. Sept. 20 Students grilled Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) with questions about terrorism and American military action in a live broadcast of CNN’s “Crossfire” Wednesday night, hours after the Associated Press reported the president’s decision to send U.S. military planes to the Middle East. Audience members asked McCain about the possibility […]

Op-Ed: Violence not only way to fight terror

On Sept. 11 I cried. My heart ached as I watched the repeated footage of the airplane crash into the second World Trade Center tower. As I followed coverage during the day, I was filled with a “quiet, unyielding anger.” I wanted revenge like most Americans. I felt the terrorists attacked everything I believed in. […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: SJT helps promote government jobs

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will serve as a link to students as part of a new organization called the Partnership for Public Service, which hopes to recruit college students for government jobs. Trachtenberg will sit on the board of the non-partisan organization begun this year to combat government “brain drain” – a lack of […]

Netanyahu joins House committee to examine attacks

By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau Posted 4:25 p.m. Sept. 21 State supported terrorism must be stripped of its resources if the United States hopes to mount a successful campaign against violence, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a House committee Thursday. Speaking from his experience as leader of a country long involved in […]