October 8, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 18

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

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 […]

Sports: Hobbs reconsiders foreign recruitment

An NCAA rule banning professional players from college competition sent GW basketball recruit Kristaps Janicenoks back home to Latvia and has caused the men’s coach to reconsider recruitment efforts abroad. Janicenoks, a Latvian shooting guard who signed to play this season for the men’s team, left GW after NCAA investigators discovered the violation, which GW […]

Features: Cutting Class

It is 7:30 Friday morning and an alarm clock is going off somewhere on GW’s campus. After a long night of clubbing, many GW students are too exhausted to drag their bodies out of their warm, cozy beds on a Friday morning to attend class. To skip or not to skip – that is the […]