October 25, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 23

Stories from the October 25, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

News Brief: Environmental conference inspires activism

EcoConference 2001 hosted 1,500 students from around the country on GW’s campus, including more than 50 students from GW, Oct. 19 to 21. The goal of the event was to teach students how to get involved with environmental issues and give them the tools to be effective in their activism, said senior Amanda Fisher, president […]

Golf disappoints at Pirate Fall Intercollegiate

Thomas Blankvoort led the Colonials golf team to a 14th place finish in a field of 16 teams at the Pirate Fall Intercollegiate Monday and Tuesday in Greenville, N.C. Blankvoort’s four-under-par 212 (73-69-70) was good for 10th place among 81 competitors. He finished nine strokes behind Eastern Kentucky University’s Brad Morris, who won the tournament […]

GW keeps interim sex policy intact

Efforts to create an acceptable sexual harassment policy at GW were once again stymied at a meeting between President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and the Faculty Senate last month. Trachtenberg said as a Sept. 14 Senate meeting he will stick with the interim policy indefinitely with no immediate plans to consider the issue further, law professor […]

Around Campus

Students make sandwiches for homeless A Night to Give Back will feature a variety of volunteer activities as part of Volunteer Week on Friday. The event begins at 7 p.m. with a panel of former “Road Rules,” “Real World” and “Big Brother” cast members who will discuss community service, volunteerism and their own experiences with […]

BZA decision divides GW

With the University poised to return to court to fight new D.C.-imposed housing requirements, students and officials have differing opinions on whether city restrictions will benefit students. Some students said they agree with the University’s position that the latest Board of Zoning Adjustment ruling will hurt housing options for students and delay attempts to add […]

Students give back during Volunteer week

Volunteer Week inspired students to participate in community service events run by the Neighbor’s Project and other organizations this week, which will end with national Make a Difference Day. The events kicked off with speaker Robert Egger, founder and executive director of D.C. Central Kitchen, a food program and culinary arts school. Egger addressed a […]

GW applicants increase

From the news reports since Sept. 11, GW appears to be an unpopular place to come next year – terrorist attacks, anthrax scares and a heightened state of paranoia are not the ideal atmosphere for classroom learning. But judging from application trends since the attacks, high school students have not been deterred. As of Oct. […]

Ben and Jerry’s: licking the competition?

Managers of Cone E. Island, an ice creamery in 2000 Penn, said they are concerned they will see a drop in sales as a result of the opening of Ben and Jerry’s Oct. 9 in the basement of the Marvin Center, although business has not dropped yet. “It just opened a week ago, and we […]


JR’s and Cobalt Where: 17th Street in Dupont Circle Getting in: carded at the door Prices: pretty cheap Food: nope Dancing: yup Pluses: hot boys After a brief hiatus from her quest for skeaze, sleaze and even more scandal, the Bar Belle has officially returned and is now back in action; stronger than ever and […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Author disclaims Mumia arguments

Author Daniel Flynn told about 50 GW students the case of convicted murderer of a police officer Mumia Abu-Jamal is not an example of racial profiling, as many Abu-Jamal supporters believe. The GW Second Amendment Club sponsored the speaker, author of Copkiller: How Mumia Abu-Jamal Conned Millions Into Believing He Was Framed. Since 1982, Mumia […]