December 3, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 33

Stories from the December 3, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Hanukkah away from home

Now that the Turkey’s been carved and pumpkin pie eaten, the 2001 holiday season is officially under way. Pentagon City and Georgetown shops are festively decorated and prepared for their busiest time of the year. Students at GW have begun their holiday shopping. GW’s Jewish students, however, must finish up their shopping soon, because Hanukkah […]

Upcoming Games

Monday– Men’s basketball vs. Princeton 5:30 p.m. MCI Center (BB&T Classic consolation) Tuesday- no games scheduled Wednesday—Men’s basketball at Old Dominion 7:35 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. Georgetown 7:00 p.m.

Staff Editorial: Change law, tactics

More GW students have become caught up in the dragnet of the Metropolitan Police Department’s initiative against underage drinking. In November alone, 200 people were arrested for underage drinking in the second police district, which includes GW and Georgetown University. While arrests have clearly increased, the problem has not gone away. And underage drinking is […]

Gerson fights for victims’ rights

GW professor Allan Gerson fought successfully to change U.S. policy to allow victims of crime abroad to sue foreign governments in a U.S. court. Representing families of Pan Am Flight 103 bombing victims, Gerson pushed for airline reform that he said might have prevented the Sept. 11 attacks. Gerson, a research professor of international relations […]

Humor is Nir: News shows Apocalypse on its way

It all started with pinkeye. I mean, who gets pinkeye when they are 18 years old? I thought this ailment was of the preschool set of maladies, second cousin to head lice and cooties. But I was proven wrong the minute I awoke with one lopsided eye as pink as the Barbie thermos I toted […]

MBA program recognized for skills

For the third time in four years, GW’s MBA program for environmental management has been recognized for its leadership in training students. The World Resources Institute, an organization that seeks to balance the relationship between business success and social and environmental progress, will present a plaque to Susan Philips, dean of the School of Business […]

Sports: Huskies hold off Colonials

Rushed shots and costly turnovers crippled the young Colonial squad against the University of Connecticut in the first round of the BB&T Classic Sunday afternoon. Head coach Karl Hobbs watched his alma mater and former players score 27 points off turnovers and force a woeful 35 percent shooting on their way to Monday’s title game […]

Nation in Brief

Bush decries Israeli bombings President George W. Bush expressed outrage at the weekend’s deadly suicide bombings in Israel, the latest in a bloody struggle between Israel and the Palestinians. Bush said the suicide bombing attacks that left 25 dead and 200 wounded were “horrific acts of murder.” The president flew back early from Camp David […]

Rice surprises Colonial Women in finale

The Colonial women will probably drop out of the nation’s top-25 rankings after a 67-54 loss to host Rice University in the title game of the Gene Hackerman Invitational Saturday. On Friday GW bounced back from two tough recent top-10 losses by beating the University of Maine. But the women backtracked, dropping a critical game […]