October 8, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 18

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

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 […]

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 […]