September 9, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 10

Stories from the September 9, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

Bush or America In Gary Livacari’s Hatchet column (“Kerry doesn’t get it,” Sept. 7, p. 4), we can see the dogmatic and divisive rhetoric that has created such a terrible divide in this country. Rather than engaging in legitimate forms of political debate, George W. Bush and his allies on the right would prefer to […]

Column: 9/11: Three years later

Each generation has an event so central to its consciousness that its collective memory uses the moment as a prism through which to transition from emotional adolescence to adulthood. These events – almost exclusively stemming from a profound national tragedy – awaken a generation to something greater than their own self-interest. They serve as the […]

Column: Learning from mistakes

On March 25 of last year I wrote, “The nation of France has been the topic of many discussions due to its refusal to support the American invasion of Iraq and one would think that their spineless actions would have saved them from becoming a target of Islamic terrorism. Yet only six days after the […]


Thursday Interviewing Workshop Learn how to prepare for an effective interview 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Marvin Center 308 Sponsored by the Career Center Hazing and the effects of illegal alcohol and drug use Students and guest speakers discuss the consequences of destructive behavior 7 to 8:30 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Sponsored by Phi Sigma Sigma […]


The article “ZBT looks to return to GW” (Sept. 7, page 1) misspelled the name of the APES liaison, junior Brian Koffler.

GW in brief

University to commemorate 9/11 In commemoration of the third anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Student Association is holding a candlelight vigil Saturday. The vigil will begin at 8 p.m. at the University Yard and will include speeches from University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and SA President Omar Woodard.?The featured speaker will be Thomas […]

Hospitalizations remain steady

Alcohol-related hospitalizations at GW are slightly down from early fall last year, according to numbers released by the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education. According to CADE, there have been six hospitalizations since the beginning of the semester, compared with seven over the same period last year. Meanwhile, the University Police Department reported 15 […]

Florida students grapple with storms

With another hurricane approaching Florida after Charley and Frances plowed through the state over the last two weeks, many Floridian students are keeping a nervous eye on their homes. Hurricane Frances, which struck late Saturday night and continued to devastate Florida into Tuesday, has killed more than 14 people and has left more than six […]

Death ruled a suicide

Updated Thursday, Sept. 9, 3:14 p.m. Sophomore Susan Shin died Wednesday afternoon after jumping from the eighth floor of the Elise Apartments building. A computer science major, Shin, 19, of Ashland, Ohio, was an active member of the Engineers’ Council and the Association for Computer Machinery. Officials at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner […]