September 23, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 16

Stories from the September 23, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Around the Nation

AU fraternity members charged for throwing bricks Authorities dropped felony assault charges against two American University students accused of a brick-throwing incident early Friday morning. NBC News 4 reported that Shan Shariff, 21, and John Hayes, 20, appeared in court Saturday morning on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, attempted burglary and felony destruction […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lisner hosts Cronkite

Veteran newsman Walter Cronkite criticized media coverage of conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq Sunday in Lisner Auditorium before more than 1,000 students and visitors. GW Vice President for Communications and former CBS radio news executive Mike Freedman interviewed Cronkite on foreign policy issues facing the nation. Cronkite called the conflict in Iraq a serious challenge […]

Mellow crowd marks Superfest

More than 2,500 students passed through the Quad for free food, giveaways and rock band “Jimmy Eat World” Sunday for Program Board’s “Superfest.” Because of security lapses at last year’s Spring Fling on H St., the PB returned the semi-annual festivals to the quad, said PB Executive Chair Bryan Gless. “It’s a lot easier to […]

Around Campus

students form new anti-terror group A new student group, Students Defending Democracy, seeks members to begin the first anti-terror awareness group at GW. Organizers said the goal of SDD is to be a venue for education and informed debate, through which students can discuss and increase their knowledge of the threat of terrorism. SDD is […]

GW’s late scoring rush topples RU

Senior Mike Goldman scored the game-winning goal to launch the GW men’s soccer team over host Radford University 3-1 Sunday, bringing his team over .500 for the first time this season. The Colonials trailed for more than 80 minutes but scored three goals in the final 10 minutes to take the win. The Colonials (4-3) […]

FSP: “Football” attracts international students

What do you get when you mix natives of England, Iceland, Canada and the Caribbean with 18 Americans and put them under the control of an Englishman? The GW men’s soccer team. Fifteen-year veteran head coach George Lidster increasingly looks overseas to build winning programs at GW, a system that has worked for him for […]

FSP: Men’s soccer looks to Goldman, Osborne to lead 10 freshmen

The GW men’s soccer team has ten freshmen, a significant change from the 2001 squad led by nine seniors. After last year’s team finished 9-7 (6-5, Atlantic 10) and failed to qualify for the A-10 Tournament, the 2002 squad hopes its few returning veterans and influx of freshman talent will be enough to avoid a […]

Fall Rush numbers down

Interfraternity Council members said fraternities may reorganize rush week this spring to more closely resemble the structured recruitment of the Panhellenic Association, after some Greek-letter groups experienced abnormally low recruitment this week. Both the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association reported strong Greek-letter interest this year, but many fraternities said their pledge classes were smaller than […]

FSP: Cross country teams look to gain strength

Last year, the cross country program started off with a spark. Under new coach Deb Cane, the men’s and women’s teams finished first and second place respectively at their first meet and pre-season predictions had the team jumping three places in conference rankings. But by the end of the year, the teams had faltered. The […]

FSP: Nowhere to go but up

It took last year’s team twelve games to notch its first win. This year’s team did it in four games. Last year’s team did not win a single match until conference play began September 18 against last-place La Salle while this year’s team won its second match to start a five-game winning streak. Three weeks […]