October 2, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 16

Stories from the October 2, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Nation in brief

National Airport to reopen A decision to reopen National Airport could be reached by the middle of this week, Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta said Friday. “It will definitely reopen,” Mineta told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “Every day we work with the Secret Service and the National Security Council, coming up with alternative plans to […]

“Far East” looks at Navy romance

A.R. Gurney’s “Far East” plays out like a first date. Showing up at first uncomfortable in its skin, the play eases into the moment and picks up speed as it comes closer to the end of the night and its inevitable kiss. “Far East,” playing at the Studio Theatre, profiles the tense relationship between greenhorn […]

Around Campus

Latinos For Progress sponsors heritage events Latinos for Progress is sponsoring events for Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sept. 15 and ends Oct. 15. “Latinos are a wide-spectrum of races and religions and are in 22 countries,” said graduate student Sandra Gutierrez, member of the Multicultural Student Services Center and LFP. The month will include […]

Basketball releases schedules

The University announced the 2001-02 women’s basketball schedule last week. The highlight of this year’s schedule is a home contest against the six-time national champion Tennessee Lady Vols Nov. 27. In addition to regular Atlantic 10 action against conference rivals Temple, Duquesne and Xavier, the Colonials will take on a number of non-conference opponents such […]

Fraternities host speakers

Demonstrating the brotherhood and networking many fraternities boast, Delta Tau Delta and Phi Kappa Psi hosted alumni speakers last week to make members aware of career opportunities. Marshall Jarrett, the U.S. Department of Justice counsel for professional responsibility, discussed his specialization in prosecuting public officials to about 40 people, 30 of which were Delta Tau […]

GWAC participates in Sunday anti-war protests

Several GW Action Coalition members marched through D.C. streets this weekend, joining thousands of other activists from all over the country who protested U.S. military action in response to Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “We are calling for peace and the end of racism,” GWAC member Eleiza Braun, a junior, said. Braun said many D.C. universities […]

Demonstrators shift focus of D.C. protests to anti-war

Protest organizations traveled to D.C. this weekend with a new purpose than originally planned: speak out against war. Several groups shifted their messages from anti-capitalist to anti-war after the International Monetary Fund and World Bank postponed meetings scheduled for Saturday and Sunday because of security concerns surrounding the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks on America. The […]

Protesters descend on D.C.

Demonstrators descended on mostly deserted D.C. streets this weekend to protest U.S. military retaliation to terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon. In marches that caught little national media attention and brief local coverage, police escorted protesters from the Capitol building to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank […]

Beyond the Beltway: Other outlets crucial for balanced news

(U-WIRE) ANN ARBOR, Mich. – In the days immediately following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, major television networks and many cable channels dedicated round-the-clock coverage to the tragedy and the United States’ response to it. By now, even though coverage has tapered off on all but the major cable news […]