October 22, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 22

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

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 […]

Op-Ed: Hatchet should join up

For some reason, The Hatchet seems to be the only organization on campus that feels it’s business as usual in the Student Association (“Sluggish SA,” Oct. 18, p. 4). The main promise of my campaign was to bring the SA away from its “play-government” reputation and back to its original mission: the voice of the […]

RHA, Red Cross prepare students

Red Cross volunteers and Residence Hall Association members readied students for emergency situations during workshops Saturday, as U.S. government officials warn the public of more possible terrorist attacks. In workshops titled “Personal Readiness in Residence Halls,” held at six locations around campus, volunteers stressed preparing emergency kits. Sparsely attended, the sessions were held at Thurston, […]

Arts: ‘The Vagina Monologues’ challenges convention

Have you ever wondered what women think about their vaginas? If you answered yes to this question, Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” is just for you. “The Vagina Monologues” is not your average play. It is a series of monologues and lists that deal with different aspects of vaginas. Titles of the monologues range anywhere […]

News Brief: Students face charges after brawl

Five students have court dates for charges stemming from an incident early Oct. 12 at the Paper Moon restaurant in Georgetown, where students were arrested for assault and alcohol-related offenses. Metropolitan Police officers arrested senior William Kopke for assaulting a police officer on 31st Street near Paper Moon at about midnight last Friday, according to […]

Gruesome From Hell goes overboard

As the film’s title appropriately suggests, From Hell gruesomely interprets the legend of Jack the Ripper in a complex, tangled web of serial murder, insanity, mutilation and even love. The film opens with a disturbing, pounding heart beat, drawing the viewer into a ghastly sequence of blood, rats, flies and flashing camera techniques uncharacteristic of […]

U-WIRE: College newspaper receives suspect letter, fears anthrax

U-WIRE) TAMPA, Fla. – A part-time employee at The Oracle, the student newspaper at University of South Florida, said Monday she received an envelope containing a white, powdery substance sometime last week. As a precaution, she was tested for anthrax on Tuesday. The employee, who is not a student and whose name isn’t being published […]