October 2, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 16

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

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 […]

J Street workers file grievances against Aramark

J Street workers are making another push to change management practices of GW contractor Aramark by filing grievances that include harsh treatment and payment problems. About 25 J Street employees said they will file complaints of unfair labor practices against Aramark, the company that manages GW food services, with the National Labor Relations Board as […]

Staff Editorial: Rudy! Rudy!

For several hours on Sept. 11, New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani stepped in for President George W. Bush to lead a nation faced with tragedy. Flanked by police and fire officials, New York’s emergency response to the terrorist attack’s was highly commendable – a model that all cities should follow. Giuliani proved he […]

GW pledge classes grow

The numbers are in. Many Greek-letter organizations accepted more new members this fall than the fall of 2000. Fraternities reported an average increase of two new members, while only one accepted fewer this fall than last year. Sororities are also increasing their pledge classes. Sigma Delta Tau accepted 19 women this semester, compared to 18 […]

Features: The disappearance of dating

Three knocks on the door, five flowers tied into a bouquet, two places set at a candle-lit table and maybe, just maybe, one goodnight kiss. These are the ingredients for a formal date, a dying occurrence in college. Replacing the traditional mating ritual is the relatively new, more casual trend of hooking up. A poll […]

Staff Editorial: Protest this

Rule number one for planning an effective protest: make sure your audience is listening. Rule number two: make sure you have a coherent message. Protesters violated both these rules last weekend, when the International Monetary Fund and World Bank had planned to meet, during a hasty and unfocused campaign against war and a sundry list […]

GW students make connections working together

Typically, GW students spend time together during class, in their rooms and at parties. But many are surrounded by familiar GW faces off campus everyday – at work. Many students said working with people who not only share their age, but also their school has been a great experience because it gives the workplace a […]

Inside Our Pages: Climbing to the top, Chicago style

This weekend I stepped outside of our pages and into a completely other world to see how the other side lives. Taking advantage of the five-day vacation President Trachtenberg begrudgingly gave us, I traveled to Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill just outside of Chicago. It’s interesting how your perspective of what a college should look […]