October 15, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 20

Stories from the October 15, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Parents flock for Family Weekend

Students carved pumpkins, heard media greats and danced the “electric slide” with parents and family members Saturday and Sunday during Family Weekend, two days GW officials said provided a welcome relief from recent national security tensions. Students’ parents and siblings flooded campus for the opportunity to mingle with GW faculty and staff and touch base […]

Inside Our Pages: Cartoons, letters forum for all students

Readers last Thursday got what may have been an uncomfortable taste of freedom of speech. On page four, The Hatchet printed a cartoon depicting what appears to be a naked pledge from the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity being told to eat excrement on the floor by a young man wearing a T-shirt that reads “Proud […]

Students look to change 7-eleven house image

A house at 910 New Hampshire Ave., dubbed the “7-Eleven house” by GW students because of the 7-Eleven store next door, is now home to five members of the unrecognized Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. Long known on campus as a top spot for keg parties open to students for a few dollars at the door, […]

GWPride members share stories on Coming Out Day

GW Pride members shared their coming out stories with students walking through Kogan Plaza Thursday afternoon during the 14th annual National Coming Out Day. “I came out when I was a senior in high school. I basically didn’t want to hide anymore,” junior Matt Robbins said about the first time he revealed he is gay. […]

Birthright deadline pushed back

Birthright Israel announced a month-long extension for applications to this winter’s free Israel trip, open to any Jewish student who has never visited the country in an organized program. Program officials cited recent terrorist attacks and violence in the Middle East for the decline in applications, which were originally due Oct. 5. “Sept. 11 set […]

Around Campus

Downie cancels lecture Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. canceled a lecture scheduled for Monday evening at GW, citing heightened national security, the University announced Friday. “He canceled; we didn’t cancel him,” GW spokesman Eric Solomon said about the event, which was sponsored by the Elliott School of International Affairs and the L.E.A.D. Center. […]

Nation in Brief

Officials restrict trucks near Capitol Federal officials last week ordered a ban on commercial truck traffic on key streets around the Capitol and its office buildings after warnings that another terrorist attack could come. The move came Oct. 10 as the FBI issued new information that an attack of terrorism on the United States could […]

Columbia U. freshman deal with tough times

(U-WIRE) NEW YORK – The beginning of this fall semester has been a particularly traumatic introduction to college for first-year students at Columbia University, with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks shaking a city they were only just beginning to call home. While upperclassmen may already have established the means of support they turn to in […]

Charles performs to sold out crowd

R&B legend Ray Charles transcended musical generations Saturday night in the Smith Center, performing for a packed house of GW students and parents as part of Family Weekend activities. The 71-year-old Charles crooned old favorites such as “Georgia on My Mind” and “Your Cheating Heart,” ending the show with “America the Beautiful,” while the audience […]