December 10, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 35

Stories from the December 10, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letter to the Editor: End peace talks

When 25 Israelis were killed last weekend by three suicide bombers, the Palestinian Authority signaled they were no longer partners for peace with Israel. Rather, the PA believes the only way there can be peace is if Israel is destroyed and replaced with a Palestinian state, which they claim is their right. They shed their […]

Inside Our Pages: Reporting deaths tough on writers

Student deaths are without question the hardest stories for a student newspaper to report. Balancing our duty to cover important events that affect GW with a responsibility to respect ramifications of making a private life public is a judgement game that will never completely satisfy all readers. The Hatchet generally places stories about deaths of […]

EMeRG pushes for ambulance

As a plane crashed into the Pentagon Sept. 11, the D.C. Fire Department sent all available ambulances to the scene, leaving the city void of emergency vehicles for other local calls. The fire department borrowed emergency response vehicles from Georgetown University’s Emergency Medical Response Service (GERMS) for extra support, but GW’s Emergency Medical Response Group […]

Letter to the Editor: Recycling ruse?

I am skeptical about the article, “Groups promote campus recycling” (Nov. 29, p. 1) which is an attempt to convince GW students and faculty that the University does actually recycle. Every morning for two years, I watched the GW housekeeping staff mix trash and recyclables into the same bags. Whenever I asked about this, I […]

Hart Murmurs: Reject military tribunals

Even President George W. Bush’s harshest critics have to admit that thus far the military operation in Afghanistan has run surprisingly smoothly. Luckily for those who still would not trust Bush as far as they could throw him, there is plenty to complain about concerning security measures taken since Sept. 11. Hints of a South […]

Around Campus

‘A Night to Unite’ raises money for WTC victims Three hundred students packed the Hippodrome Friday to listen to an array of bands and remember the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. The Bicycle Thieves, Combination Lock, Cactus Patch and a hip-hop group from American University performed as students donated money to the Twin Towers […]

GW gains ground at home

A different Colonials women’s basketball team than GW has seen in recent games showed up at the Smith Center Sunday to beat DePaul University 74-61. After a disappointing loss to Georgetown Wednesday, making this season GW’s worst start in 12 years, the Colonial women ended their two-game slide and used the win to regain confidence […]

Op-Ed: Baseball’s cash problems

“Giambi Will Don Pinstripes for Seven Seasons,’” was the headline I read on before I nearly fell off my chair. Actually, I was not surprised at all. Angry was more like it. How could the American League champion New York Yankees sign major league baseball’s most valuable player runner-up and one of the two […]

GW makes late housing change

GW told Residence Hall Association members Wednesday it will require all sophomores to live on campus starting next year. The announcement comes late in the game for the RHA , which will now be unable to achieve its goal to eliminate the housing waiting list. “For (the University) to announce this in December is not […]

HOVA sprinklers flood rooms

About 440 Hall on Virginia Avenue residents were left homeless for about seven hours Friday after a sprinkler and several fire alarms went off at 5:14 a.m. Alarms went off after a sprinkler outside room 718 was reportedly tampered with, said Michael Peller, managing director for Business Services. “We hope that investigation and surveillance tapes […]