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.

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. […]

Nelson Mandela speaks at University of Maryland

The United States and Britain must conclude the war in Afghanistan as quickly as possible and commit themselves to a higher responsibility of encouraging peace, former South African President Nelson Mandela told a crowd of more than 10,000 people Wednesday night. In his first visit to the United States since the Sept. 11 attacks, the […]

Israeli Ambassador addresses students, GA

Former United States Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk told students Monday night Israel only has three options in its struggle with Palestinians – all of which have bad consequences. Indyk spoke at the GW Hillel to about 60 GW students and 130 Canadian students, including members of the General Assembly – the largest gathering of […]

Religion Week Events

Several events are planned for Religion Week. Thursday night the “Faith After Tragedy” program will offer an open discussion to students in the Marvin Center Amphitheater. A panel of 4 or 5 students will each share personal experiences from the Sept. 11 attacks and will facilitate an open discussion. The speakers will incorporate their faiths […]

Fees cover student services

University fee: $1,000. School of Media and Public Affairs fee: $1,000. Health and Wellness Center: $225. Voluntary library gift: $50. GW tacks these and other fees onto student bills in addition to tuition every year, leaving students and parents wondering where the money goes. Don Boselovic, associate vice president for finance, said the fees are […]