September 12, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 13

Stories from the September 12, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Op-Ed: Aramark workers deserve fairness

When I started school at GW I liberally spent my meal points at J Street, rarely thinking about what it is like to work for Aramark (contracted by GW). At the time, I remember thinking that the workers were abrasive, bitter, disgruntled and sometimes downright mean. I did my best to avoid any confrontation and […]

Letter: Defending Patriotism

I write today as a proud American in response to the inflammatory remarks made by one student regarding actions taken by this nation since September 11 entitled “Hypocritical Patriotism (Sept. 9, p.4).” The bitterness in the writing obscures the truth. A primary instance is the calumnious misquote of Assistant Attorney General Michael Chertoff. The statement, […]

Letter: Snail Mail

I am writing in order to express my surprise and discontent with regard to GW’s new package retrieval program. I had heard complaints about the new system, and was shocked seeing students struggle back to their dorms with heavy packages, but in my wildest dreams never expected the frustration and inconvenience that I saw there. […]

GW hero reflects on rescue

A piece of cloth found on the fourth floor of the Pentagon Sept. 13 brought strength to a GW graduate student rescue worker as he was losing hope. Eric Jones was at the Pentagon for three straight days after the September 11 attacks, when he and three others found an intact Marine Corps flag amidst […]

D.C still draws talent

Some GW athletic coaches said they were initially concerned about attracting student athletes to Washington, D.C. after September 11, but those fears have since been quelled by strong recruiting classes and athletes saying they were not afraid to attend GW. Men’s soccer head coach George Lidster said he initially thought what had once been his […]

School to alter faculty complaint line

Looking to ensure personal rights, the Faculty Senate will propose an alternative to GW’s current anonymous faculty complaint line this week. After months of discussion about its negative impact on faculty security, officials said the senate will focus on the line at its meeting Friday. The line, which allows students and faculty to leave anonymous […]

Men’s basketball loses recruit

The GW men’s basketball team lost yet another player this week when the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse informed the team that freshman guard Carl Elliot will not be academically eligible to play this year. Elliot, who will no longer attend GW, is a 6-foot-3-inch point guard from Trinity-Pawling High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.) that signed a national […]

9/11: Bringing business back into the District

Asmat Pikar is looking for real estate. He has checked out some places near the Capitol. He wants something with a lunch crowd nearby. A year ago, Pikar was not sure his Adams Morgan restaurant, Afghan Grill, would survive. Now, he is preparing to become a chain. Pikar is one of many in the D.C. […]

UPD increases H St. safety

Although GW placed a University Police officer in front of the Marvin Center last week because of construction, there are currently no plans to permanently station an officer there or close off H Street, officials said. Michael Gargano, associate vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said officers may be stationed outside the H […]

Around Campus

Former GW student killed in apparent murder-suicide A former GW student and his brother were found dead in their Bethlehem, Pa. apartment Friday, according to the Associated Press. The brothers were victims of an apparent murder-suicide. Andrew Parker, a junior who transferred from GW to Lehigh University this year, is accused of murdering his brother […]