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.

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 […]

Succumb to the power of Harry Potter

Forget college: run off to wizard school! A great book makes a great movie, right? Well, not usually. For this reason many Harry Potter fans may feel a bit uneasy about the film’s release. Suck it up kids, this film is going to hit in a big way and for good reason. Denial can go […]

City Hall lacks basic facilities

City Hall residents say they are dissatisfied by poor service in a building they say is still not properly prepped for student use. While their three-month wait for ethernet connections ended this week, they still await adequate laundry facilities. The building’s 540 residents share four washers and four dryers, which is equivalent to 136 people […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Sports: GW looks to rebounds for big win

If the Colonials are going to be successful against a bigger, slower Marshall University team, Karl Hobbs said his team must grab six more rebounds and tire the Thundering Herd by using their speed to out run them. Heading into this weekend with just eight scholarship players, Hobbs now faces another setback. Junior Chris Monroe […]

Student Stress Elevates

With current events heightening college life pressures, students are worrying about more than just their schoolwork. But Assistant Director for Educational Services in the University Counseling Center Bob Wilson said students should do their best to concentrate on their immediate concerns as students. “Students must accept that since their job is to be a student, […]