October 22, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 22

Stories from the October 22, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Mental errors plague volleyball

A loss at Georgetown Saturday and a home loss to Duquesne Friday night brought the GW volleyball team to a seven-game losing streak, its longest since 1996. The Colonials (4-13, 3-6 A-10) held brief leads in each of three matches at Georgetown, but succumbed to a 3-0 sweep to extend the streak to seven games. […]

University probes mail system

A heightened fear of anthrax attacks around the nation and city put GW officials on high alert last week as they examined suspicious letters and responded to a call of a suspicious white powder Thursday in the Health and Wellness Center. A student reported a white powder on the floor of the men’s locker room […]

Women’s soccer splits weekend road trip

Erin Coppedge scored the lone goal in the GW women’s soccer team’s 1-0 conference win at Fordham Sunday afternoon, enabling the Colonials to split their weekend following Friday’s loss at La Salle. Coppedge scored her fourth goal of the season at the 19-minute mark, a header into the bottom right corner of the goal off […]

Israeli expert explains suicide terrorism

Israeli terrorism expert Ariel Merari told GW students Thursday the organization of Middle Eastern terrorist groups, not religious fanaticism, was the key to executing the Sept. 11 attacks. Merari, head of Tel Aviv University’s political violence studies department, discussed the dangerous nature of suicide terrorists in a lecture at Hillel with about 60 students, including […]

Students rally against abuse

About 80 students rallied against rape and sexual assault Friday in Kogan Plaza, taking part in the annual Take Back the Night, a national event to end violence against women. Participants lent support to rape survivors who shared stories, songs and artwork and marched through campus to speak out against sexual assault. “I was raped […]

Tour brings D.C. history to life

Historians and professors from around the District gathered at GW this weekend for a show and tell about Foggy Bottom and D.C. history at the 28th Annual Conference on Washington, D.C. Historical Studies. The conference, held in the Media and Public Affairs building from Thursday to Saturday, brought dusty history books and documents to life […]

Famous Dodger recalls Jackie Robinson

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Carl Erskine recalled his years on the diamond with legend Jackie Robinson Thursday night at Hillel. The former Brooklyn Dodger was the first of three speakers the sociology department and Jackie Robinson Society will sponsor through next month. The All Star pitcher described Robinson as a “real gentleman, very refined […]

Nation in Brief

Congress set to vote on anti-terrorism bill A sweeping anti-terrorism bill that would allow the government to conduct surveillance more freely on telephone and internet communications could pass Congress and be signed into law as early as this week. The bill would permit the government to create easier access to internet and e-mail transmissions and […]

Girl power

A group of men and women walked through the campus chanting “What do we want? No more rape,” “No means no, yes means yes” and other chants Friday night. Heckled by fraternity members on G Street and drawing some confused looks from bystanders, they marched on to get out their message about the evils of […]

Campus Briefs

Library celebrates 2 millionth volume The Gelman Library celebrated the milestone addition of a rare book Friday, borrowing a “Flintstones” vitamin slogan: “The Gelman Library System: 2 Million Volumes Strong and Growing.” GW alumnus and professor emeritus James King donated funds for the library to buy an atlas of the United states by T.G. Bradford […]