November 12, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 29

Stories from the November 12, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Shimon Peres addresses students at conference

Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres called for Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat to “stop talking and start doing” and vowed Israel’s support for the U.S. war on terror in an address before 4,000 delegates at the United Jewish Communities General Assembly conference Sunday in Washington. The audience included about 800 college students. “We will judge […]

Staff Editorial: Prescribe pot?

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader spoke at the Students for a Sensible Drug Policy conference Sunday not long after about 30 agents of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration raided the Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center Oct. 25. The center was a distribution point for medical marijuana, made legal in California five years ago by an […]

Charity Ball raises money in memory of students

Balloons, food, lights and music filled the Marvin Center ballroom for the Class Council Charity Ball, which raised about $8,000 for the John Rizzo and Tom Weaver memorial funds Friday evening. About 325 students clad in sophisticated suits and elaborate dresses paid tribute to two unforgettable people. The night consisted of pictures, caricatures, moonlight seating, […]

CRs rally for democracy

GW College Republicans rallied to support American troops abroad Sunday, holding signs and listening to speakers about national and local anti-terrorism efforts. About 50 students, including members of the Student Association, Interfraternity Council, College Democrats and the Jewish Student Association, joined the CRs on Kogan Plaza. CR Chair Shannon Flaherty said the rally was organized […]

Letter to the Editor: Fully funded

In response to the letter to the editor in the Oct. 25 edition of The GW Hatchet by Bonnie Morris, “Rags for rugby,” the Office of Recreational Sports and Fitness Services does not consider sport clubs “lowly”. GW sport clubs would be the first to tell you they can hold their own against any collegiate […]

Preview: Men’s Atlantic 10 West

XAVIER Last Season: 21-8, 12-4 in A-10 (T-2nd) Head Coach: Thad Matta (1st season) Plays GW: Jan. 17 at Smith Center, Feb. 14 at Xavier Despite the departure of head coach Skip Prosser and the subsequent loss of key recruit Vytas Denelius, Xavier is a favorite to win the A-10 West. Last season’s A-10 Player […]

Students criticize U.S. policy

Students from local universities and peace activists gathered at GW Saturday to discuss alternatives to the war in Afghanistan. The D.C. Students Against the War regional conference drew about 70 students to Monroe Hall to hear speakers against the war effort. William Blum, author of Killing Hope and Rogue State, disagreed with the common perception […]

Letter to the Editor: Unsafe cigars

As I read “Cigar Circles” (Nov. 5, p.8) I became horrified by the irresponsible reporting throughout the piece. How could a journalist fail to double-check a quote like, “It’s a transition from cigarettes, a much healthier transition”? Cigar smoke is more toxic than cigarette smoke, with more of nicotine, benzene, lead-nitrogen oxides and other chemicals. […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Siegman recomends community service

Greg Forbes Siegman used a dirty milkshake glass to illustrate how simply “taking a walk” can lead to success in a speech to about 30 students Thursday evening. The “Milkshake Man,” who claims to have sold a $5,000 milkshake to the owner of Nordstrom, spoke about his life story that has won him a National […]

Preview:Time to get buff

Don’t fill out that transfer application just yet. Here’s your chance to wait in line for tickets, paint your faces buff and blue, cheer for a college team you’ve dreamt about. Or, at least it’s your chance to see Pat Summit. In the most anticipated GW game of the year, the Colonial women, will host […]