October 8, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 18

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

Joy Ride makes trip into film noir

A character-driven thriller that combines the right proportions of taut angst and comic relief thanks to the direction of John Dahl, Joy Ride is a nicely acted serving of classic film noir. Writers Clay Tarver and J.J. Abrams fashion a clever variant on the vintage 1971 Steven Spielberg TV movie Duel, although steering clear of […]

GW walks for AIDS cure

About 300 GW students put on their walking shoes Saturday morning and braved drizzly conditions to participate in the 15th annual AIDS Walk Washington on the National Mall. The students comprised the largest team in the five-kilometer event, which drew 10,000 people. Together, the students alone raised more than $5,000 for the Whitman-Walker clinic. Senior […]

GW attempts to expand boundaries

<!– Related Stories: Schools face similar setbacks GW plans two new residence halls –> GW wants to expand its campus boundaries to include off-campus residence halls, re-igniting a longstanding debate with the surrounding community. The University discussed the inclusion of off-campus residence halls at hearings with the Board of Zoning Adjustment Sept. 17 and 21. […]

Staff Editorial: Nickel and Dime

GW’s Student Health Service now charges students $12 a visit to accommodate longer office hours and a new office at the Mount Vernon campus. While this fee is small in comparison to other healthcare costs, it is just one of many added in recent years to students’ bills. Continuously charging students separate fees for basic […]

Hospital prepares for bioterrorism

The GW Hospital is the only hospital in the D.C. area fully equipped to respond to a biological terrorist attack, with expert doctors, stockpiles of vaccines and antibiotics and a decontamination facility. The decontamination facility involves bringing victims through an external shower area and then into the emergency room, said Jack Harrald, director of the […]

GW plans two new residence halls

GW applied for permits in August for two new properties – a residence hall that will house 700 students and a row of townhouses planned to house 200 students, said Vice President of Student and Academic Support Services Robert Chernak. The residence hall across from the Health and Wellness Center on G Street between 23 […]

Student Health institutes new fee

Students used to free checkups at GW now pay $12 for visits to Student Health. The program started the fee this fall to cover the cost of supplies, additional services and extended hours, said Student Health Medical Director Isabel Goldenberg. Service has expanded in recent years to include a Mount Vernon facility, extended weekday hours […]

U.S. strikes back against terrorism

American and British forces launched air strikes in Afghanistan Sunday, clearing the way for what President George W. 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 strikes began, Bush said the Taliban would “pay a […]

‘Nightline’ panel cites unreadiness

GW medical professor and biohazard expert Dr. Craig D’Atley and other panelists said the nation is far from ready to respond to a biomedical terrorist attack during a “Nightline” town meeting Friday. With more than 250 people in attendance, including fire, emergency medical and military personnel, “Nightline” broadcast live from the Red Cross headquarters on […]

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 […]