September 9, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 12

Stories from the September 9, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

9-11 events to urge tolerance

A campus-wide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday, one year after the first American Airlines airplane hit the World Trade Center, will start a day of September 11 commemorative events amidst the regular buzz of students attending class. Performances, panels, services, vigils and discussions will take place throughout the day. The events were planned […]

Photo Flashback … 9.11.01

More than 2,000 students came together on the Quad to hold a vigil in remembrance of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Another vigil on the Quad high-ights plans for the one-year anniversary Wednesday night.

SMPA seeks expansion

University budget cuts have forced the School of Media and Public Affairs to abandon plans to hire additional professors, which would allow the school to admit more majors. SMPA Director Jean Folkerts said the Journalism Program proposed to hire two full-time professors this semester, but failed to receive adequate funding. She said the school only […]

Photo Flashback … 10.2001

Protesters square off with Metropolitan Police in riot gear outside the World Bank last October during subdued demonstrations after September 11. University officials estimate 15,000 demonstrators will attend this year’s International Monetary Fund and World Bank meeting, scheduled for September 28-29.

Around D.C.

September 11 Events Schedule Pentagon Ceremony President Bush will speak at the Pentagon ceremony. The large U.S. flag flown on the side of the Pentagon after the attack will be unfurled in the same location during the ceremony. A moment of silence will be observed at 9:37 a.m., the approximate time at which American Airlines […]

National Drug Policy continues to deny students aid

Posted 3:45 p.m. Sept. 12 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – More than 30,000 college students will be denied federal funding for the 2002-2003 school year due to the Drug-Free Student Aid provision of the Higher Education Act according to an annual report released by the Department of Education. The HEA provision, […]

D.C. mayor on road to re-election

Posted 8:26 p.m. Sept. 12 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – With the large number of write-in votes still to be counted, it appears that current Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony Williams will have another shot at office later this fall. The latest reports indicate that Williams seems to have won in a […]

Staff Editorial: Let the beat go on

The Digital Millennium Act of 1998, which states that the recording industry and artists should be compensated for music played over the Internet, uses completely backward logic – it penalizes small, non-profit stations like WRGW, but asks nothing of large, for-profit radio stations. The government and record industries are putting undue financial pressure on college […]

Op-Ed: Grade inflation’s cold reality

(U-WIRE) PHILADELPHIA – While I was filling out course evaluations last semester, I overheard a conversation between two students sitting next to me. “He only gave me a B on my last paper,” one student said. “I’m going to give him a really bad evaluation.” “I’m going to do the same,” the other one replied. […]