October 8, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 18

Stories from the October 8, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Obscene driver returns to campus

The University Police Department is investigating a report of indecent exposure early morning Oct. 2, when a man allegedly pulled up to a female student and exposed himself. At 1 a.m., the subject pulled his vehicle up to the curb near 24th and I streets and asked the female directions. When she came close, he […]

Permit delays force students to live in GW Inn

Sixteen GW students living in the George Washington University Inn since the beginning of the year said they are frustrated about their living conditions and anxious to move into the former Sigma Nu house at 2028 G St. “I’ve kind of gotten used to living in a hotel, but it’s still frustrating,” junior Brad Mewes […]

Column: Splendidly Above Zero

By Tiina Holm Special to U-WIRE MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — “Mom, I don’t want to go to England, I don’t want to hear the word ‘splendid’.” These are the opening lyrics of a song by a popular Finnish band, called “The Absolute Zero.” The song is clearly meant to be cynical, but I still think it […]

Schools face similar setbacks

Universities in cities around the country are facing problems housing students and building campus projects as a result of city-imposed limitations. Like GW, American and Georgetown universities are required to submit campus plans every 10 years for approval before the D.C. Board of Zoning and Adjustment and the D.C. Zoning Commission. The BZA passed Georgetown […]

Nation in brief

National Airport reopens Reagan National Airport reopened Oct. 4, nearly a month after it was abruptly shut down when terrorists struck Washington and New York. With some of the tightest security in the nation, National began operations with a limited flight schedule. Airlines scheduled flights through their main hubs to allow passengers more flexibility in […]

Washington Recap

Posted 6:00 p.m. Oct. 8 By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau Bush calls for $320 million to help Afghans President Bush said Friday he wants the United States to make good on its promise to deliver $320 million in food and medical supplies to Afghanistan. The aid could shore up support for the U.S. campaign […]

Around Campus

HWC evacuated after fire A fire in a dumpster outside the Health and Wellness Center caused the building to be evacuated Sunday evening. The Foggy Bottom Fire Department extinguished the dumpster fire at about 5:30 p.m. Students in the HWC said they could also smell smoke from the dumpster located on G street between the […]

Air strikes begin in Afghanistan

Posted 6:00 p.m. Oct. 8 By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau American and British forces launched air strikes in Afghanistan Sunday, clearing the way for what President Bush said would be a long and sustained campaign against the al Qaeda terrorist network and the Taliban regime. In a televised address Sunday afternoon shortly after the […]

INTERNATIONAL DESK: British military aids in strikes

Posted 6:00 p.m. Oct. 8 By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau MANCHESTER, England – British Prime Minister Tony Blair acknowledged that British forces took part in Sunday’s missile strikes against the Taliban government in Afghanistan, saying the attack on Sept. 11 “represented the worst terrorist outrage against British citizens in our history.” Blair reiterated President […]