October 18, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 21

Stories from the October 18, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Forum: Keep feds out of airports

With federalized airport security, stamped onto every ticket is a comparatively small but nevertheless apparent fee. No matter which airline you fly or which airport you fly out of or into, the fee is universal. You just paid Uncle Sam to fund an investment in your safety and the safety of every other passenger on […]

Column: ‘Ground zero’ shows need for action

On Oct. 5, I took the Delta Shuttle from Reagan National Airport to La Guardia Airport to see my brother in New York City. Putting all the anxieties of flying in this new world aside, something powerful and equally moving happened on the flight’s approach to La Guardia. A woman sitting in the window seat […]

Letter to the Editor: Cartoon calamity

As a member of the GW community and the Jewish faith, I take personal offense to the cartoon printed in the Oct. 15 edition of The Hatchet. To mention “big, fat, smelly . and Jewish” to refer to the inflatable hippopotamus mascot might be one of the most anti-Semitic remarks I have ever seen in […]

Letter to the Editor: Dangerous drawing

I, like Russ Rizzo, did not get the cartoon that ran in the Oct. 15 issue of The Hatchet. I tried, but could not seem to laugh. That is, not until I turned the page and read Rizzo’s parody of a letter by a gutsy college paper editor in chief defending First Amendment rights and […]

GW professor defends terrorism legislation

Civil liberties experts debated a growing threat of the loss of basic civil rights as a result of the Sept. 11 attacks at the GW Law School Monday night. More than 50 people attended, including several GW law students and faculty. Amitai Etzioni, director of GW’s Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies and Arthur Spitzer, legal […]


In “Georgetown bar brawl injuries four” (Oct. 15, p.1) a statement attributed to sophomore Jonathan Iger was incorrect. He said that none of his friends to his knowledge hit anyone in the head with a bottle. In “Students repair house, image” (Oct. 15, p. 10) a statement attributed to Zeta Beta Tau President Stu Katz […]

Congressman advocates military action

Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) said terrorists groups such as the Taliban bear a resemblance to Nazis and should be punished, but he warned of limits on civil liberties in the fight on terrorism Tuesday night in the Alumni House. The GW College Republicans hosted Barr, a conservative lawmaker who represents Georgia’s seventh congressional district. Barr […]

Crime log

Drug Law Violations 10/11 – New Hall At 3:45 a.m. a UPD officer smelled a suspicious odor in a room. CLLC staff conducted an administrative search of the room and found a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia. Referred to SJS Closed 10/11 – Mitchell Hall An unknown person reported a suspicious odor. CLLC conducted […]

GW Senior organizes annual Clarendon festival

Clear skies and sunny summer weather accompanied crowds to the fourth annual Clarendon Day, an annual festival organized by the Clarendon Alliance. Free Metro rides made the festival even more accessible, and people got off at the Clarendon stop on the Orange line to enjoy the plethora of culinary, musical and artistic tastes the area […]

Around campus

South Asian Society hosts show The South Asian Society will host a new dance show called “Raas Chaos” Nov. 2 in Lisner Auditorium. The event will be similar to Bhangra Blowout hosted in the spring but is a different kind of dance involving sticks, clapping and circular formations, said Deepak Gupta, who helps coordinate the […]