September 19, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 15

Stories from the September 19, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff editorial: Time for new walls

The School Without Walls is old, but it is not necessarily historic. Resident and city concerns about preserving the building should not overshadow efforts to create what both GW and School Without Walls officials call a “win-win” situation. Under a current proposal, GW would tear down the over-crowded, 120-year old School Without Walls and replace […]

Staff Editorial: Work to prevent food service strike

GW’s unionized Aramark employees are threatening to strike Monday. Regardless of the validity of their claims, a strike will affect students who eat on campus. The GW administration needs to be proactive in addressing and settling the situation. These workers have been working without a contract since July 31 and negotiating a new one for […]

Column: Grading on keg curve

It baffles me that the University of California at Santa Barbara is ranked the 47th best college in the country by the U.S. News and World Report, while GW did not break into the top 50 this year. There is no reason that UCSB, a school notorious for non-stop block parties that degenerate into sloppy […]

Letter: Where are the parents?

Individual responsibility in this country seems to be as scarce as a fat- free double cheeseburger. Did the CEO of McDonald’s abduct young girls and force an intravenous line of fry grease? The article (“Professor sues McDonald’s, Sept. 16, p. 11) does not mention the parents taking any blame at all. If they drove their […]

Letter: Ranking hypocrisy

Year after year, President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and other GW administrators have downplayed the U.S. News & World Report college rankings as being flawed and “stacked against GW.” For these reasons, President Trachtenberg and others have continuously ignored the rankings and have basically called them meaningless. He states, “What U.S. News is trying to do […]

Letter: Student’s small world

I am constantly amazed at the numerous signs that show how many GW students believe the world revolves around them. Take, for instance, the editorial (“Close off H Street” Sept. 12, p. 5) suggesting that a block of H Street should be closed off for students’ convenience. We need to realize that D.C. was not […]

Former student faces deportation

A former GW graduate student is currently being held by Immigration and Naturalization Services after the D.C. jail mistakenly released him last month. Khushal Khan, who was being held on charges of threatening to kill President George W. Bush, turned himself in days after his release. Khan studied at GW from fall 1999 until spring […]

Food workers threaten strike

Unionized campus dining workers threatened to strike Monday if dining contractor Aramark fails to meet demands, including better benefits, more humane treatment and fair wage and hiring practices. Aramark management said the company does not expect a walkout Monday. Employees in the Local 25 union are currently working without a contract while negotiations proceed. The […]

GW eyes H.S. property

GW and the School Without Walls are considering a deal that would provide a new building for the G Street high school and more on-campus housing for the University. But their hopes may be dashed by a city historic preservation board that could vote to preserve the century-old property next week. Under a plan both […]

GW bans terrace smoking

In response to student complaints about a “cloud of smoke” outside J Street, GW banned smoking on the H Street terrace this semester. Though officials said the ban has severely cut down the amount of secondhand smoke students face when exiting the Marvin Center, some smokers said they are disregarding the rule. Officials said fire […]