January 28, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 40

Stories from the January 28, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW grad reports from front lines

Hitting the ground during rebel gun battles in Tora Bora and befriending and living with old Mujahadeen commanders, a GW graduate got a first-hand look at the war in Afghanistan covering the battles this fall for the Los Angeles Times. Interviewing Pashtun warlords and surveying the caves of eastern Afghanistan just three years out of […]

AIDS activist advocates smart choices

AIDS activist Rae Lewis Thorton candidly spoke to about 50 students and community members about her personal experience with the illness at a Black Student Union discussion Saturday. Infected with HIV at age 23, Thorton told students to make smart choices at the two-hour event, co-sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and The […]

Arab students converge on national conference

GW played host to 11 universities for the national Union of Arab Student Associations’ fourth annual conference this weekend. About 400 students crowded the Marvin Center for three days of panels and cultural programs. The UASA, an umbrella group of Arab student organizations at 11 local universities including Johns Hopkins and University of California-San Diego, […]

GW ranks among top Peace Corps schools

More GW students are helping build homes and feed the impoverished around the world as the University climbed three spots to rank 22 on the Peace Corps’ 2001 list of top Peace Corps universities. The University of Wisconsin-Madison topped the list for the third year in a row, with 93 volunteers. GW tied the Miami […]

A visiting coach returns to home court

Some people have their lives planned out from an early age. They are the kind of people who can tell you exactly just where they will be in five years. Tajama Abraham is not one of those people. Five years ago, Abraham was graduating GW after a distinguished career in women’s basketball. She set school […]

Around Campus: Briefs

University plans to expand J street eating area GW plans to begin renovations of the J Street eating area after Commencement in May to accommodate 116 more students. Assistant Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services Mike Gargano said the dining area will be expanded out to the H Street terrace and a glass […]

Colonials hit a new low

The game was supposed to be a confidence booster for the Colonials, but instead Saturday afternoon marked the pinnacle of frustration for men’s basketball this season. Rhode Island, which holds the A-10’s worst record, handed GW its fourth-consecutive loss. Coming home on a three-game losing streak, GW faced a Rhode Island team that had not […]

Washington Recap: Nation in Brief

Walker appears in court John Walker Lindh, the American accused of conspiring to kill U.S. nationals as a Taliban solider, was in federal court last week, accused of four federal charges which could amounting to possible life imprisonment. Lindh spoke briefly during the 15-minutes hearing, responding with “Yes, I do, sir” when U.S. Magistrate Judge […]

Gymnastics improves despite loss to Maryland

The University of Maryland gymnastics team had a record-setting night Friday in its home opener to defeat the Colonials 194.550 to 193.850. Despite GW’s team loss, Devin McCalla won the all-around title, her second-straight of the season. Maryland senior Lisa Mealey scored a career high 39.400 in the all-around, good for second place behind McCalla. […]

Afghan leader speaks at Georgetown

Newly appointed Afghan leader Hamid Karzai called upon Afghan-Americans to return to their native land and help reconstruct its economy Sunday night. He spoke to a gymnasium full of hundreds of enthusiastic Afghan-Americans at Georgetown University. Speaking his native language, Karzai expressed his desire for Afghanistan to become a member of the global market in […]