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.

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 […]

Lazzari leads volleyball to second-place finish

The GW women’s volleyball team earned a confidence-boosting second-place finish at the George Washington Invitational Saturday. The Colonials remained undefeated until a 3-1 loss in the final game against Rutgers University. Junior Ruth Lazzari was named the tournament’s most valuable player, racking up a combined 48 kills in four games. Rutgers (5-2) and GW (5-2) […]

Classes to remain open for IMF protests

Campus will remain open during the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings, where protests are expected, at the end of this month, University officials said last week. Despite limited Metropolitan police funding and expectations that the Sept. 28 and 29 meetings could bring as many as 15,000 protesters into the city, officials said classes […]

Sports Briefs

Freshmen golfers show promise at Navy Invitational Two international freshmen led the GW golf team to an eighth-place finish (605) at the 15-team Navy Fall Golf Invitational that wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Naval Academy Golf Course in Annapolis, Md. Winthrop University won the tournament (575) while host Navy tied for second with Towson […]

Students remain in local hotel

With limited internet access and bedding and clothing still in boxes, 41 freshmen and transfer students are awaiting permanent housing as temporary guests of The Doubletree Suites on New Hampshire Avenue. The students were placed in the Doubletree because they submitted their housing applications “quite late in the summer,” Director of Housing Andy Sonn said. […]