November 8, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 28

Stories from the November 8, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Stamp out hazing

This has been a busy week for GW’s unrecognized fraternities. Zeta Beta Tau’s national organization revoked the GW chapter’s charter after parents of pledges lodged complaints of hazing. And Sigma Alpha Epsilon members kidnapped two of the fraternity’s members Tuesday outside Funger Hall. These two significant and credible reports of hazing in such a short […]

Around Campus

Religion week celebrates faiths The Program Board’s multicultural affairs committee will sponsor a week of religious events called “Festival of Faiths” starting Monday. The annual religion week will have a different focus this year. In previous years individual religions scheduled events celebrating only their own faiths, said junior Arezoo Riahi, chair of multicultural affairs. There […]

Forum: Printing fee necessary to cover costs

“How else can GW squeeze a few more dollars from students’ pockets?” This question was printed in The Hatchet on Monday, in reference to a printing fee that is being considered at the Gelman Library. While I can understand opposition to the printing fee, I do not agree with the rationale presented in the editorial. […]

Bill Clinton Speaks at Georgetown University Wednesday

Former president Bill Clinton’s told to a packed crowd at Georgetown University Wednesday afternoon “we need to win the fight we’re in.” “Our foreign policies are not really foreign anymore,” he said. “Terror has never succeeded as a military strategy . The purpose of terrorism is to terrorize, to get up in the morning and […]

Forum: Where has all the money gone?

I truly do not think we pay enough to go to GW. The current tuition, housing fees, Student Association fee, Health and Wellness Center fee, “voluntary” library gift – they just are not enough. I believe for the good of this University, they should appoint a special commission to determine how the University can squeeze […]

Co-Sponsorship raises student group funds

SA looks at “anything that student groups want to pursue, whether it be a speaker, conference, et cetera,” he said. Last year, $80,000 was allocated by the SA to co-sponsor events. This year, there was a 25 percent increase in the budget, making the new sum $100,000. That equals one quarter of the entire SA […]

Quote of the Week

Former Zeta Beta Tau President Stu Katz on his fraternity’s closure for hazing: “We don’t know yet, but we’re still going to stick together. We’re definitely not going away.”

Sprinklers flood New Hall rooms

GW officials still do not know what caused a fire alarm and sprinkler to activate in New Hall early Sunday morning. “As of now we don’t know. It’s still under investigation,” said Jed Frei, community director for New Hall. “We’re looking at videotapes.” A sprinkler near New Hall room 611 activated Sunday, causing water damage […]

Classes Change Focus after Sept. 11

GW professors are changing the focus of their classes to address the historical, economic and social impacts of the Sept. 11 attacks and war on terrorism. While the world watches the District, University policy makers are also considering how to integrate real-world events into coursework. Many professors are incorporating the causes and effects of the […]

Afghanistan Experts stress importance of aid

An academic panel on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan told an audience of more than 50 people Tuesday night that humanitarian aid must continue in Afghanistan, even when the situation is no longer a national news story. The International Affairs Society hosted the four-person panel in Stuart Hall, which was composed of officials working in […]