Letters to the Editor

Itza pitza

I am writing in hopes the Dining Services Commission can and will do something regarding an injustice taking place.

As you know, the powers that be at GW have removed services like Domino’s and others from the regular points meal plan. They have created a substitute, Itza Pizza/Cortille Caffe, to replace what they removed, in what seems to be an abuse of monopolistic power to get yet more of the students’ money.

Many students have been forced to consume this second-rate food because of lack of choices on points. After an initial outcry, many students chose just to cope with it. However, it has gone too far.

For example, a few nights ago some friends and I placed an order to be delivered to a residence hall on campus at about 11:25 p.m. We called an hour after our order. The manager was not willing to remove the charges for our food, and it seemed he did not even intend to it have delivered.

Luckily for us, a friend of ours was working there and delivered our food, arriving at about 1:15 a.m. This is not the first time the inadequacy of this particular University establishment has inconvenienced the students it exists to serve.

Something must change. As students and as consumers, we should not be subjected to this type of inadequacy. Therefore, either GW must bring Cortille Caffe up to par, or it must bring adequate food providers back to our regular meal plan, immediately.

-Ryan Johnsonsenior

Thanks for the support

On behalf of GW Friends of Israel and our members, I would like to thank the GW community for its support of our event “50 Years of Friendship: The U.S. and Israel.” The support of 16 other student organizations, campus media, the Marvin Center staff, as well as dozens of student leaders, really made this event a tremendous success. We well surpassed our attendance goal with more than 300 students in a packed Dorothy Betts Theatre.

Additionally, GWFOI would like to thank our guest speaker, David Satterfield of the U.S. Department of State, for his informative and balanced presentation and his willingness to answer a wide variety of questions from the audience.

GW Friends of Israel will continue to bring high-profile speakers to campus and will raise awareness of the importance of the U.S.-Israel friendship – especially in this, Israel’s 50th year.

-Adam Segal president, GW Friends of Israel

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