November 15, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 30

Stories from the November 15, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter to the Editor: City Hell?

I pay $7,700 to live in my City Hall Room – nearly $1,000 more than other similarly sized rooms in different residence halls. I do not take this additional cost lightly, especially when the Community Living and Learning Center essentially made it the only housing option open to me. For that extra $1,000, I have […]

Letter to the Editor: Disrespected vets

On the morning of Nov. 11, my uncle and his friends were in town to commemorate Veterans Day, and they visited the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial after midnight. Many veterans prefer to visit this memorial at night so they can avoid tourists have solitude to pay their respects. On a morning like Nov. 11, visiting the […]

RHA passes mandatory fee

Freshmen may soon be forced to pay for residence hall-sponsored pizza parties, ice cream socials and barbecues. The general body of the Residence Hall Association voted Oct. 29 to make a currently optional $20 fee mandatory for all freshmen. Residence hall dues are the only source of funding for residence hall programs and events, according […]

Quote of the Week

Marsha Rosenbaum, director of West Coast operations for the Lindesmith Center’s Drug Policy Foundation on the failure of the U.S. war on drugs: “Teens in the ’90s had more drug education than any previous decade, but teens in the ’90s used more drugs than teens a decade before.”

Holy month unites Muslims

The GW Muslim community begins the holy month of Ramadan this year with a greater sense of unity after the events of Sept. 11. Ramadan will begin this year at sunrise Friday and will last for 30 days, ending at dusk Dec. 15. During the holy month, Muslims around the world abstain from food, drink […]

Colonial women host Hartford

A home win against the University of Hartford would be a nice start to the women’s basketball season. But head coach Joe McKeown said he is more concerned about defining roles in his early games than notching wins. McKeown is less concerned with Hartford’s lineup, which includes 12 returning starters from last year’s NCAA Tournament […]

Sikh panel explains faith

Sikh students hosted a dinner and discussion to educate the GW community about their religion. About half of the 100 students attended were non-Sikh, organizers said. Sikhism, which draws aspects from Hinduism and Islam, is a monotheistic, nonviolent religion that accepts all faiths. Backlash against Sikhs has been reported after the Sept. 11 attacks, often […]

Crime Log

Bomb Threat 11/09 – Support Building No suspects or witnesses Closed Damage to Property 11/11 – Public property on campus No suspects or witnesses Destruction of Property 11/09 – Off campus Closed 11/09 – Strong Hall Damage to property Closed 11/09 – University Garage No suspects or witnesses Closed Drug Law Violation 11/09 – Aston […]

Experts tell truths of holy war

Leaders from four major religions agreed that modern-day references to jihad or holy war are off target Monday night in the Marvin Center. Representatives of Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Judaism told an audience of about 40 people that war is only permissible as a defense from an aggressor. The event kicked off Religion Week. “There […]

Around Campus

Students walk for the homeless A team of GW students will take to the streets Saturday to raise money for the homeless. The 14th annual Help the Homeless Walk-a-thon will converge on the National Mall. The GW team is coordinated by the Program Board and GW Board of Chaplains. The event raises money for D.C. […]