October 29, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 24

Stories from the October 29, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Postal Problems

Students and University employees have experienced one of the unfortunate side effects from a District in high alert with slowed mail delivery. Of course, everyone understands that with deadly biological agents traveling around the city and surrounding areas through the postal system, delays will occur. But the U.S. Postal Service should be honest with the […]

Major studies service

Helping others is not simply what human services majors do on the weekend. It’s going to be their job. The human services program, one of three programs in the sociology department of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, is more than 20 years old. The major was originally designed for nursing students who wanted […]

SJS right to seal student records

Last year I served as a student hearing board member for GW’s Office of Student Judicial Services, and I strongly disagree that the violations and charges should be more open to the University Community (“GW’s secret service,” Oct. 25, p. 4). The primary reason these files are private is to protect the students involved. SJS […]

Around Campus

Student hits jaywalker with car Junior Lisa Ann Blanco hit senior Louise Blanc with her car while turning onto 23rd Street from H Street Thursday afternoon. Witnesses said Blanc hit her head on the car’s bumper before falling to the ground. She was taken to GW Hospital by ambulance, treated for minor injuries and released, […]

Inside our pages: More clarity in good reporting

The GW community knows Sigma Alpha Epsilon member Charles Smith was arrested for assaulting a University Police Department officer Sept. 14. You know because Hatchet reporters dug through police reporters and investigated the incident. Now you know Smith has been expelled for his actions. Whether you take it as a lesson that serious actions have […]

Expert profiles terrorist

Despite common American impressions, terrorists are “psychologically normal” and do not violate their interpretation of Islamic law by participating in suicide bombings, terrorist expert and GW professor Jerrold Post told students Wednesday night in Funger Hall. “(Terrorist) groups expel disturbed people because they are a security risk,” Post told a crowd of about 70 people. […]

Nation in Brief

Government strips Web sites of information The government has been busy removing what it considers sensitive information from agency Web sites, a move that has fueled a growing national debate over the public’s right to know. The decision to re-examine the information on the sites came soon after Sept. 11. Days later, the Bureau of […]

Students volunteer time

The $360 raised during last year’s “A Night to Give Back” community service program gave organizers a reason to try it again. And they are glad they did, because the Friday night event drew twice as many participants, and charitable donations more than quadrupled. Perhaps it was speakers from three popular reality television shows or […]

Features: Oh, what scary things are seen

Jack o’ Lanterns, spider webs, ghosts and witches are part of the chills and thrills associated with Halloween. The final day in October brings characters found in ghost stories and horror movies to life as people dress up to have a good time. The spirit of Halloween is in the air as students buy candy, […]

Students compete in Greek Week

A cookout on the Quad Saturday marked the end of Greek Week festivities that drew fraternities and sororities together for “Seven Days of Service, Fun and Competition.” “The purpose of Greek Week, I think, was to celebrate our sense of community and to bring all Greek organizations on this campus together,” Tau Kappa Epsilon President […]