September 20, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 13

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

Forum: Rogue chapters corrupt

I should explain what it means to be a social fraternity. Never giving up individual principles, young men form a bond based on a commitment to an additional set of values. The purpose is to prepare them for life within a changing world among persons of diverse roots experiencing compromise and understanding. These values separate […]

Letter to the Editor: Democratic dissent

I simply cannot believe Bill Eldridge wrote that those who disagree with our government’s response – whatever it may be – to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks should not express their opinions (“Wrong to protest retaliation for terror,” Sept. 17, p. 5). He even went so far as to question whether such dissenters could call […]

Around Campus (news briefs)

Sigma Epsilon Alpha member faces possible expulsion Sigma Alpha Epsilon member Charles Smith could face expulsion from school for allegedly assaulting a University Police officer last week, according to University officials. Smith was arrested Friday morning for allegedly elbowing a UPD officer in the chest when she asked for identification from him and the woman […]

Op-Ed: Respond with justice to violent attacks

With due respect to Bill Eldridge’s perspective that those who want peace are bringing dissension (“Wrong to protest retaliation for terror,” Sept. 17, p. 5), let me say peace is patriotic. All of us were devastated and terrorized by the events of Sept. 11. All of us mourn, and all of us are hurting. And […]

Quote of the Week

Former GW basketball player Attila Cosby answering a judge’s request in his sentencing hearing Tuesday for insight into why Cosby sexually assaulted an alleged prostitute in May 2000: “I was moving a little too fast, not realizing what I had to lose. I wasn’t using my head.”

Airport closing reduces options

Students flying out of the area for class cancellations later this month should be prepared to deal with changes resulting from the closure of Ronald Reagan National Airport and heightened security measures at airports nationwide. The Federal Aviation Administration has closed National Airport indefinitely because of its proximity to the Pentagon and other government buildings. […]

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 […]