November 19, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 31

Stories from the November 19, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Buy one, get one half off

Some GW parents just can’t seem to pass up a good deal. About 150 families are taking advantage of a program to send a child to GW for half price. Emphasizing the importance of family, GW gives the tuition break to any sibling of an undergraduate student who gets in. “If I am a student, […]

Religion Week brings faiths together

Students crowded religious events last weekend to mark the end of what organizers called the best Religion Week in recent years. The week of events was dedicated to “make religion seem cool.” Events included Christian, Hindu, Islamic and Jewish experts speaking about holy wars, a “Discover Sikhism” dinner, an interfaith celebration in the Marvin Center […]

Sports: Colonials win respect, lose NABC

The Colonials didn’t win the NABC Classic, but they came closer than anybody thought. Heading into Kentucky’s Rupp Arena with just eight scholarship players and a banged-up Chris Monroe, the Colonials erased a 19-point deficit and handed Marshall University a stunning 69-64 defeat Thursday evening to advance to the finals. After getting blown out 73-49 […]

Former radio man speaks to students

Frank Mankiewicz, a former press secretary for Robert F. Kennedy and past president of National Public Radio, told about 100 aspiring student journalists not to major in journalism in a lecture Thursday night. He encouraged students to “take a real major” like economics or psychology to gain a background in a subject to help with […]

Sigma Phi Epsilon bids on house

Sigma Phi Epsilon placed a bid on a brownstone house a few blocks from campus Wednesday. Members said the fraternity bid more than the $799,000 asking price for the 1016 22nd St. house. This is the fourth time Sigma Phi Epsilon has tried to purchase a house. If the bid wins, more than 10 fraternity […]

Students stress over exams

Drowning in a sea of poor midterm grades and swamped with reading to finish before finals, some students may give up hope for their GPAs. But University counselors say it is not too late to “save your semester” through hard work and determination. While some students diligently make flash cards before every test, others find […]

Homeless Walk raises $6M

About 65,000 walkers joined tennis star Serena Williams on a three-mile tour of the national monuments to help the homeless Saturday. The 14th annual Help the Homeless Walk raised $6 million for local homeless and at-risk families. The event raised $5.5 million last year. Williams, honorary chair of the walk, is a past Wimbledon and […]

Campus in Brief

GW receives final test results The main GW mailroom on F Street and the Mount Vernon Campus mailroom both tested negative for anthrax, University officials said Friday. Director of Media Relations Gretchen King said GW considered having another firm test the facilities after waiting three weeks for results from MasiMax Resources Inc., professional health consultants. […]

Scholar calls for Islamic Reform

Israeli terrorism expert Yigal Carmon’s remarks about the religious roots of terrorism met opposition from some in a standing room-only crowd in the Marvin Center Wednesday night. “What happened on September 11 is a mystery to many,” he said to a crowd of about 100 people, which included Jewish and Muslim students. “What happened on […]

Nation in Brief

Condit receives grand jury subpoena A federal grand jury has subpoenaed Rep. Gary A. Condit (D-Calif.) for documents related to his relationship with missing intern Chandra Levy. Sources close to the investigation told The Washington Post that federal officials are looking into the possible obstruction of justice by Condit and want to examine everything from […]