September 11, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 10

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

College Democrats president endorses Edwards

Posted 8:36p.m. September 12 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Chief During a conference call with college newspapers around the country, College Democrats of America President, Ashley Bell, announced his endorsement of Senator John Edwards, North Carolina, for president as Edwards laid out his programs concerning young voters. “Young people are aching for real leadership […]

University tracks illegal downloading

GW is carefully monitoring students who excessively download illegal music files from the Internet to protect them and the University from legal repercussions. Associate General Counsel Linda Schutjer said the University’s technology staff tracks computer uploads and downloads by compiling a “Top Talker” list each week. The technology staff closely watches the 20 highest users […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s water polo opens with split at Navy The GW men’s water polo team split four matches at the Navy Open this weekend, defeating Fordham and the University of Toronto while falling to St. Francis College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The most exciting match of the weekend was also the toughest to swallow for […]

A Scene Accused

Congress passed the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act, more commonly known as the R.A.V.E. Act (Reducing America’s Vulnerability to Ecstasy) on April 10. Sponsored by Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), the provision allows the federal government to crack down on business owners and promoters who “knowingly and intentionally” harbor illicit drug users. Problems arose with the act […]

Hillel offers new daily kosher menu

Students with special dietary needs can find a wider selection of food options on campus with the recent opening of a kosher restaurant at the GW Hillel. The new dining area, dubbed “the H Street Underground,” serves lunch and dinner five days a week in the lower level of the Hillel building at 23rd and […]

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 […]