October 15, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 20

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

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 […]

Sum 41 taps out with limited set list

Sum 41 9:30 Club An extended middle finger on the right hand, and four fingers up on the left. It’s the Sum 41 salute, as the band proclaimed with its 15-foot skull banner towering on stage. After hearing Sum 41 Friday at the 9:30 club, the audience should opt to flip the bird with both […]

Professor Navon compares terrorism in U.S. and Israel

The United States has already lost the “war on terrorism” by forming a coalition with terrorist-sponsoring nations to strike back against the Sept. 11 attacks, professor Emmanuel Navon told about 30 students in Hillel Thursday. Speaking on the one-month anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, Navon said the United States is powerful […]

Spotlight: A life on the street: one man’s story

Before dawn he sits outside on a chilly stonewall, clutching a tattered black backpack. The sun has not yet warmed the crisp October morning. In the darkness and cold, he waits in line for a free breakfast: scrambled eggs and collard greens. In a few hours he will sleep in the safety provided by light. […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Students enjoy free beer at Oktoberfest

Free Barbeque, beer, door prizes and a live German band were just a few of the highlights of the third-annual senior class Oktoberfest last Thursday. About 600 seniors gathered on the third floor of the Marvin Center terrace to enjoy free Budweiser and Spaten beers, bratwursts and German chocolate cake during the official kickoff for […]

Without walls in Washington

While the nation’s capital is home to more politicians, national monuments and museums than any other U.S. city, the District also has one the largest homeless populations in the nation. D.C. has one of the highest concentration of homeless people in the country, topping even New York City. According to research done by the Washington […]