October 8, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 18

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

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 […]

Rock for Choice hits Quad

About 300 students stopped by the Rock for Choice concert held on the Quad Saturday afternoon sponsored by the GW Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance. Raising more than $1,000 for the Feminist Majority Foundation’s National Clinic Access Project, which leads efforts to keep abortion clinics open and safe, the event included local artists selling pottery and […]

Family weekend fun with the folks

The lobby of Lafayette Hall will be draped with buff and blue ribbons and streamers this weekend. GW horticulturists will be out in droves planting new floral arrangements. “I have to clean my room,” freshman Peter Bordonaro said. The cause of the massive clean-up – parents are coming. This weekend is Family Weekend at GW, […]

Soccer notches first conference win

The GW men’s soccer team split its conference road trip this weekend, winning the first game against Xavier 3-2 Friday, then falling to Dayton 2-1 Sunday afternoon. A late header by Dayton’s Michael Nsien gave the Flyers the 2-1 edge in a hard-fought game Sunday afternoon at Baujan field in Ohio. Tied at one since […]