October 25, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 23

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

Letter to the Editor: Mail mistake

Monday’s story by Trevor Martin (“University probes mail system,” Oct. 22, p. 1) advocated placing suspicious packages in water or a confined space. In actuality, one should not do this, as the mass e-mail from University administrators clearly states. If a bomb were placed in water, it may detonate on contact. An explosive device placed […]

Quote of the Week

Robert Chernak, vice president of Student and Academic Support Services, on requests to name the Thurston Hall piano after Jonathan Rizzo: “Unfortunately the statistical problem is that people will lose their lives. To name a place on campus, you have to raise money or make a donation.”

Forum: Treaty protects U.S.

President George W. Bush has recently sought to persuade Russia, through meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, to replace the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with an accord that accommodates missile defense. Bush also says that if no accord can be reached within six months, rather than violate the treaty, the U.S. would give the required […]

Sports: Brown makes next move

Continuing his quest for the NBA, former GW guard SirValiant Brown will try out for a developmental league this weekend, according to his father who was reached at his Springfield, Va., home last week. Brown will join other college standouts and NBA hopefuls in Suwanee, Ga., for a four-day tryout and draft beginning Saturday morning […]

Full Court Press: Closed practices, opening season

So what if men’s basketball practices are closed. Were you gonna go? The latest move by the men’s basketball coach is hardly new. But his reason is. I’ve heard Karl Hobbs doesn’t want anything distracting his young team during practice. Here’s my question: What distractions? I’ve been to men’s practices. There aren’t any distractions. There’s […]

GW crews gain experience

GW crew teams competed in the 37th annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass., last weekend. Both coaches said the elite racing fields in this international race provided much needed experience for their young teams. The men’s Varsity Eight finished 35th with a time of 14:09.4, and the men’s Championship Four placed 27th […]

Crime log

Attempted Pickpocketing 10/18/01 – Medical Faculty Association A male student was in an elevator when another passenger in the elevator appeared to have a seizure. When the student’s attention was diverted to the apparently sick man, another passenger attempted to take his wallet. The seizure came to an abrupt end, and the man walked out […]

Men’s practice open Friday

Students are invited to attend an hour of basketball practice at 6 p.m. and a question-and-answer session with head coach Karl Hobbs at 7 p.m. at the Smith Center Friday evening.

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 […]