September 11, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 10

Stories from the September 11, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Rizzo killer pleads guilty

The accused murderer of GW student Jonathan Michael Rizzo pled guilty Tuesday to killing Rizzo and another man more than two years ago. Gary Sampson, who confessed to carjacking and killing Rizzo in July 2001, will avoid trial and face a Massachusetts federal jury that could sentence him to death or life in prison without […]

Speaker William McColl: criticisms of the R.A.V.E. act

During the Sept. 6 protest and concert against the congressional R.A.V.E. Act (Reducing Americas Vulnerability to Ecstasy), house music innovators took the stage to tell attendees about the act’s implications and problems. Critics say the act will cause clubs to stop playing house music because of its alleged connection with ecstasy use. Critics also claim […]

Professor named Carnegie Scholar

Political science professor Sarah Binder will conduct research on the politics and process of federal judicial selection over the next two years, made possible by her recent selection as a 2003 Carnegie Scholar. The award, given out annually to emerging scholars, will provide Binder with up to $100,000 over the next two years to pursue […]

Two years later:GW boosts security measures

In the hours after hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon two years ago, GW was a campus in confusion, as more than 20,000 students, faculty and staff tried in vain to communicate with friends and family and receive up-to-date information from the University. The attacks created an information vacuum as voicemails, faxes […]

Pulitzer Prize winners discuss awards

Six Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists shared their stories, tips and the sources of inspiration that produced their award-winning work at a discussion at the National Press Club Monday. The Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious award in journalism, is awarded annually to an elite group of news reporters, columnists, critics and cartoonists from around the country. “I […]

Workers set to raze old hospital

With demolition of the former GW Hospital beginning this week, a new facility built on the cleared site could include academic, residential and commercial space, University officials said The building, located across the street from the new hospital, is being razed with a wrecking ball and claw. Demolition will last until December. While GW officials […]

Condemned by Gravity’s Pull

It has been said that no photograph accurately depicted the mysterious allure of ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. The cameras of his time were too slow to capture the height of his leap, and stationary images couldn’t reveal the sensual line in his steps. In comparison with his peers-manly acrobats whose role was to support their […]

Greek Briefs

Townhouse Row residents applaud communal living Despite several initial facilities problems, residents of Townhouse Row said they are pleased with the new housing option. During the first week students could live in Townhouse Row, the basements of four townhouses flooded because of a large amount of precipitation in a short period of time. Officials said […]

Protest halts SMPA lecture

Union workers stormed into Professor Jarol Manheim’s class Wednesday morning to protest his role as a consultant for Verizon Communications. At 9:45 a.m., more than 25 people, some of them students and others members of the Communication Workers of America, interrupted Manheim’s Strategic Political Communications class. The demonstrators wore red T-shirts and distributed pamphlets titled […]