November 29, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 32

Stories from the November 29, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letter to the Editor: Greeks apologize

Last week, a letter to the editor entitled “Disrespected Vets” (Nov. 15) caught my eye. As president of Phi Sigma Kappa, I would like to offer my apologies to Emily Cummins for the way a member of my fraternity acted toward her uncle. My fraternity stands for principles that bind me to respond to any […]

Crime Log

Assault with a dangerous weapon: shoed foot 11/17 – 21st and H streets UPD received a phone call about a fight between two males at about 2 a.m. Upon arrival, they found one of the men, who said he had been punched in the nose and kicked. He was taken to the emergency room. The […]

Groups Support Safe Sex

GW students organized 2,000 condoms and information booklets into bags in Thurston Hall for a local youth agency Tuesday for AIDS Awareness Week. The students made the bag for a local youth service agency, the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), and will be distributed throughout the week. In addition to the booklets on AIDS […]

Groups promote campus recycling

GW officials and campus groups are encouraging students to recycle more of their trash beginning this week by dispelling beliefs that GW does not recycle. Free the Planet, the Student Association and GW General Services have all been looking for ways to increase the amount of trash the University sends to recycling centers. “The general […]

Around Campus

Celebrities to participate in AIDS panel GW will host a town hall meeting of students, educators, policy makers and celebrities to discuss the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic Thursday night from 5 to 6 p.m. It will also commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first HIV/AIDS diagnosis. The meeting, co-hosted by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, […]

Man carjacks 4-RIDE van

Metropolitan Police arrested a man last week for carjacking a University 4-RIDE van after he assaulted the driver and crashed the vehicleinto several parked cars in an alleyway off of I Street. The van driver had stopped to check a flat tire in the alleyway between the Academic Center and West End residence hall at […]

Prosecution Drops Senior’s Assault Charges

U.S. district attorneys Tuesday dropped simple assault charges against senior William Kopke stemming from an incident at the Paper Moon restaurant in Georgetown last month. Metropolitan Police arrested Kopke shortly before midnight Oct. 12 for allegedly striking officer Daniel Godin in the back twice and once on the head, according to a police report. Case […]

Congressman backs gay rights

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) joined three civil rights leaders from the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities to push for more progress in the equal rights movement. About 75 students attended the event in the Marvin Center Ballroom Tuesday in a panel discussion sponsored by student group GW Pride. “We have had a different kind […]

Experts detail new media

Expert media panelists said the war on terrorism has put American journalism in danger and changed the way the public gets its news Tuesday in the School of Media and Public Affairs auditorium. The aftermath of Sept. 11 has created a 24-hour news cycle that has received much criticism from the public for errors during […]

Elevator traps residents

Two City Hall elevators have malfunctioned recently, trapping students inside and dropping several floors with no warning. In the most recent incident, sophomores Heather Sala and Cara Violet were stuck inside for more than 35 minutes at the 11th floor at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19, falling four stories before they were rescued. “As soon as […]