September 12, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 13

Stories from the September 12, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

9/11: Defining Patriotism: One Year Later

The flags are up again. A year after September 11, the patriotic symbols of our country are again adorning the cars and homes of a nation still in mourning. On the streets of Foggy Bottom and GW, the mood is reflective – patriotism is a malleable concept, each person adapts their own. “You don’t see […]

Greek Briefs/SA Senate Notes

Greek Briefs Twenty-five Kappa Sigma brothers will pull a Boeing 727 at Dulles Airport Sept. 21 to raise $1,000 for the Special Olympics. The fraternity will also have a barbecue Tuesday Sept. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. to kick off Rush Week, which lasts until Sept. 21.  Phi Sigma Kappa is hosting band […]

Ceremonies mark 9/11

“It hardly seems possible that a year has passed,” University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said, echoing the thoughts of more than 1,000 students at a candlelight vigil on the Quad Wednesday night after a day of national and campus reflection. Almost exactly one year after students filled the Quad last Sept. 12 for a vigil, […]

9/11: Officials debate WTC options, Pentagon renovations complete

Plans to rebuild and memorialize the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan are under revision as the finishing touches to the Pentagon’s rebuilt E-ring near completion in time for the one-year anniversary of September 11. Officials in New York selected six plans out of thousands submitted for ground zero last July. CNN is currently […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Panel discusses 9/11 and journalism

Political figures and national heroes challenged GW students to question their values in a society changed by terrorism at Wednesday’s Kalb Report. The report, “Facing the Future: Press, Politics in an Age of Terrorism,” at the National Press Club drew a crowd of more than 200 students and faculty members. Political commentator Marvin Kalb led […]

SA erases $50K debt

With help from the University and summer GW students, the Student Association recovered all but $500 of a $50,000 debt they faced after distributing too much co-sponsorship money last spring. Some senators have accused SA President Phil Robinson of taking undue credit for negotiating with the University, which contributed $25,000 to help the SA out […]

Boobs and Booze: Fred Folsum meshes sex, depravity and high art

Nothing spells artistic expression like a triptych portrait of booze, nudity and nicotine all bathed in erotic reds, yellows and oranges. These images flood the end gallery at the Arts Club of Washington, 2017 Eye St. Certain words come to mind when viewing the center’s newest exhibition “The Go-Go Paintings and Other Figurative Works.” Of […]

9/11: Applications increase to NY, D.C. schools

New York University junior Daniel Kline remembers exactly where he was the morning of September 11. Kline lives mere blocks from the World Trade Center and volunteered at ground zero for days after the towers collapsed. “People, more or less, have gotten themselves back to normal now,” Kline said. “But people still cry and talk […]

Searching for soul at ground zero

It’s hard to say whether or not a city as transient as Washington, D.C. has a stable soul. But in “Anthems”, Arena Stage’s newest play, a noble attempt is made to catalogue one. It is not hard to see that many cultures and backgrounds clash here, but when it comes to finding the pulse of […]

Staff Editorial: Serious consideration needed for closure of H Street

University Police Department officers directing traffic outside the Marvin Center have recently cost the University $2,600 for two weeks of work. Instituted to ensure student safety among increased pedestrian traffic and auto congestion, this is only a temporary solution for what has become one of the busiest spots on campus. The University is spending money […]