October 29, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 24

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

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 […]

Spotlight: A transvestite sing-along

As Halloween quickly approaches, some people are carving their pumpkins and baking their pumpkin seeds. But one group on campus in particular has been diligently preparing for the holiday: the cast and crew of the GW production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The group performed the show, known for its unconventional nature, Saturday night […]

Interns anticipate getting back to work

GW students interning on Capitol Hill who have had a week and a half off of work said they are eager to return despite recent discoveries of anthrax in the area. “It’s been a nice break, but I’m ready to go back,” said junior Arianna Gleckel, an intern for Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y). Schumer’s mail […]

Arts: Romance rises above morality

Few films manage to make unconfessed infidelity, sex in exchange for diamonds and incestuous relationships the topics of a light-hearted romantic comedy. What is Hollywood thinking? The gleefully refreshing Va Savoir does just that. An intellectualized amorality governs its characters, a non-Christian ideology not often found in American films, but sincerely played out in this […]

GW Hospital tests students

The GW Hospital has tested about 500 people for anthrax exposure during the past two weeks, as spores of the bacteria are found in more buildings in the D.C. area. Four people who were in high-risk areas were admitted for further evaluation after they showed symptoms of anthrax, said hospital spokeswoman Marti Harris. Hospital officials […]