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.

Spotlight:Capital savings through small business

Juniors Eric Cartier and Jack Binder are attempting to change the reputation of sales and build their resumes at the same time. Door-to-door salesmen and small business owners, the men recently started their own small business called the Capital Savings Card. Working with an idea they conceived last February, the two finance majors are selling […]

Fees threaten WRGW

GW’s online radio station, WRGW, could stop playing music this fall if Congress approves a fee set in previous copyright legislation. The new fees, which were announced in June, could charge stations thousands of dollars in royalties retroactive to 1998, the year the Digital Millennium Act took effect. James Billington, the librarian of Congress, set […]

Would you like a doggy bag?

Dakota is restless and cannot sit still. Standing outside the Petco on Rockville Pike in suburban Maryland, the black-brown Labrador retriever mix is kept on too short of a leash for his satisfaction. He is affectionate with passers-by and wants to play with the other dogs. Among nearly a dozen dogs and puppies, Dakota is […]

Around Campus

Counting Crows to play Smith Center Rock band Counting Crows will play at the Smith Center Oct. 27 as part of their “Hard Candy” tour promoting the album of the same name. The concert will feature an appearance by Dallas band Graham Colton. Graham Colton opened for John Mayer at the Smith Center last week. […]

Op-Ed: Unification needed against neo-Nazism

In 2002, 60 years after the Holocaust, a Jewish girl cannot go out to an anti-neo-Nazi rally and hold up the Israeli flag. The past two years have been a perplexing time to be a young “liberal” Jew in America. As an Israeli-American I have often been required to defend Israel from her liberal detractors. […]

Professor Gerson leads lawsuit against Saudis

The government of Sudan, three members of the Saudi royal family, seven banks and dozens of Islamic charities and organizations got a wake-up call from one of GW’s professors this summer. Professorial lecturer Allan Gerson is currently leading a multi-trillion dollar lawsuit on behalf of families of September 11 victims. Gerson is seeking compensation from […]

Letter: Hypocritical Patriotism

I am deeply troubled by the article “GW readies freedom quilt (Sept. 3, p. 12).” To create a giant American flag quilt in order to “(make) a visual reminder of pride in our country,” for a “freedom fair,” is an act of sheer hypocrisy. To commemorate September 11, it would be far more appropriate to […]

Around the Nation

Study cites ties between religion and repsonse to stress College students who believe in a higher power showed less signs of post-traumatic stress disorder following the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a study release last week by the Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota. The study focused on 188 students, 8 percent of which […]

Letter: Stopping the hate

The Muslim Students’ Association at GW offers its prayers and sympathy to everyone around the world who lost loved ones one year ago in the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. One lesson we can all learn from the tragedy of September 11 is found in Dr. Martin Luther King, […]

Chaplain calls for dialogue

The Marvin Center will soon pulsate with the sound of international music on Sunday mornings when a new religious leader brings his own unique brand of ministry to campus. The Rev. Jonathan Siafa Johnson, a native of Liberia and the first International minister on the Board of Chaplains, said he came to GW last year […]