November 5, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 27

Stories from the November 5, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Nation in Brief

Anthrax crisis eases After days of no new anthrax cases, Washington health officials Friday called off the distribution of antibiotics to some mail employees. The city said it would cut back on the hours of its antibiotic distribution site at D.C. General Hospital and reevaluate who should be taking the drugs. The District’s health director […]

Water Polo places fifth at Southerns

A fifth-place finish at this weekend’s Southern Championships has ended the GW men’s water polo team’s season, as the Colonials failed to advance to the Eastern Championships for the second consecutive year. This season, GW lost just one match and won three. Princeton University handed the U.S. Naval Academy a 6-5 loss to capture Southerns […]

Spotlight: The radio man

Walk into Vice President of Communications Mike Freedman’s office and his passion is obvious. It is adorned with relics dating back to the beginning of radio broadcast. A reel-to-reel tape recorder, given to him by CBS, sits next to his desk. The recorder played the first news broadcast in America, the “World News Round-Up.” Across […]

SA votes against printing fee

The Student Association took a stance against possible printing fees at Gelman library last week, passing a resolution recommending the University refrain from charging students for what they consider a basic service. The Senate also formed committees to review 4-RIDE, the University Police escort service, and SA election reform. The Senate voted almost unanimously against […]

Monsters show softer side

Finding monsters under the beds and in the closets of frightened, easily influenced children may take on new proportions after the release of the newest Disney film, Monsters, Inc. By the makers of Toy Story, the adventurous tale of two corporate monsters Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) and James P. Sullivan (voiced by John […]

New law tightens student visa requirements

International students on campus said a new law that could mark them for increased monitoring does not concern them as long as new measures are used to protect national security. “I feel secure and safe because I know they’re doing something,” said graduate student Laura Verduzco, who studies in the United States on a student […]

Jackson asserts pop superiority

Michael Jackson Invincible in stores now Invincible is Michael Jackson’s first album released in six years. While this sixth solo CD by the “King of Pop” will never reach the supreme status of the classics Thriller, Bad and Off the Wall, Invincible (Sony/Epic) carries an explosive energy that is unique in itself. The album is […]

Students disregard traffic signals

At least one report of an injury resulting from jaywalking highlights a broader issue on campus: students’ disregard for traffic signals. Students said they ignore traffic signals and crosswalks as they run to class or cross a busy H Street to get to the Marvin Center for a bite to eat. Many said they see […]

Staff Editorial: No break in battle

Ramadan is a month-long Islamic holiday similar to the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur in that both represent a period of atonement. Involving fasting and prayer, Ramadan is considered the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. Because of this, America’s Islamic allies are asking that the military campaign in Afghanistan be suspended during the holiday. […]

Hatchet editor dies at 77

Confronting University policies and battles with former GW President Cloyd Heck Marvin marked the beginning of the ground-breaking journalism career of Eileen Shanahan. The 1944 GW alumna and former Hatchet editor in chief died Friday in her D.C. home at the age of 77. Family members said Shanahan suffered from heart problems and a blood […]