September 13, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 11

Stories from the September 13, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

MPD boss vows reforms

At 31, Robert Contee is the youngest commander in the Metropolitan Police Department. After 11 years on the force, including stints as a sergeant and lieutenant, Contee heads up police efforts in one of the most unique parts of Washington. “Second District is unique in the sense that the issues are a little different,” said […]

GOP exploiting 9/11, Kalb says

Journalist Marvin Kalb criticized Republicans’ use of September 11 for political gain at a conference on understanding the events and the consequences of the national tragedy. “The way it is used, and not the extent it is used, is disturbing,” Kalb said. In particular, Kalb described the use of clips from the HBO documentary “Nine […]

Editorial: Fix Greek life

Three years after Zeta Beta Tau dissolved its failed GW colony, the national fraternity is taking steps to return to campus. ZBT, however, has upset University officials by ignoring the Student Activities Center and Interfraternity Council’s regulations governing reconstitution on campus. Further angering University officials, ZBT announced its intention to return to campus regardless of […]

Nation in brief

Streakers may face punishment from Indiana University (U-WIRE) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A week after eight freshmen were arrested near Indiana University’s Bill Armstrong Stadium for public indecency, the Office of Student Ethics will examine the case and decide whether to pursue the incident as possible hazing. Six of the eight students arrested were freshmen on […]

Letters to the Editor

Focus on GW Stephen Joel Trachtenberg: Looks like you have a few questions to answer. I’m not all that interested in whether or not Riggs allowed some international fascists to launder money. What I’d like to know is why you feel the need to serve on that board of directors in the first place. The […]

Students mark third anniversary of attacks

Amber clouds hovered over University Yard Saturday night as the GW community united to commemorate the third anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11. Three years after students awoke to terrorists crashing planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, they gathered on the Quad for a vigil organized by sophomore Stan Dai […]

Groups ready for election

With the presidential election just 10 weeks away, Democratic and Republican student groups are turning out in droves to support their candidates. Last Thursday night, more than 350 students attended the GW College Republicans kick-off event at T.G.I. Fridays’. “We’ve always been quoted as being a minority here, but we are really active and I […]

Adams Morgan basks in diversity

GW alumnus Janet Perkins echoed the opinion shared by many people at the Adams Morgan Festival Sunday afternoon. “This is the best that D.C. has to offer,” she said. Known for a day of cultural diversity and vibrant energy, the event showcased foods and entertainment, staying true to the neighborhood’s reputation. Offering everything from Greek […]

GW prof. writing biography

Journalism professor Mark Feldstein is working on writing the first published biography of former investigative reporter and columnist Jack Anderson. The 81 year-old Anderson was once at the top of Richard Nixon’s “enemies list,” a compilation of his administration’s main political adversaries. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for revealing the Nixon administration’s leanings […]

Column: Change the policy

Drinking has always been a part of college life, and unfortunately, things can sometimes get out of control. It is important that when someone drinks too much, they feel comfortable seeking the medical help they need quickly. A university’s priority should be preserving the health of its students, not dispensing punishments. Sadly, the current GW […]