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.

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. […]

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 […]