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.

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 […]

INTERVIEW: Heath Ledger: Austrailian for smart-ass

Heath Ledger is an actor, a Hollywood heartthrob and an Australian. He’s also a smart-ass. Don’t fall prey to TV propaganda. He may be Australian but he does not drink Fosters. “I’ve never had a Fosters in my life,” Ledger said in a recent Hatchet interview. “You can’t even find a Fosters anywhere in Australia, […]

Around Campus

Students debate printing fee, Gelman, Starbucks, new technology The Gelman Library Student Advisory Board discussed the new printing fee, the possibility of a Starbucks in the library and the Cafe Gelman event in October Tuesday night. Student Association members voiced their opinions about the 7-cent- per-page fee the Center for Academic Technologies instituted this semester. […]

DCAC stages three-way

D.C.’s artistic flair abounds with the work of local writers and actors. The vitality of the local scene is often stifled, however, with few venues for them to perform. It’s refreshing to see the D.C. Arts Center supporting some homegrown talent. Entitled “Cafe Menage: Three One-Act Plays that Don’t Suck,” D.C. Arts Center’s new production […]

Crime Log

Harassment 9/15/02- Thurston Hall 11:10 p.m. A student complained of being harassed via the internet by a male she met for coffee. The complainant said she paid more attention to the man’s roommate and he began harassing her. The student attempted to block his e-mails and was frightened that he continued to e-mail her. Closed, […]

Congress debates over strike on Iraq

Posted 9:11 p.m. Sept. 21 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) U-WIRE (WASHINGTON)–President George W. Bush sent a resolution to key congressional leaders this week, asking for the authority to use “all means” in a possible attack on Iraq. With a U.S. military attack on Iraq pending, the debate between the Bush Administration and key […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Day features notable speakers

Political leaders and journalists including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Helen Thomas encouraged student leaders from around the country to stay engaged in politics Tuesday. More than 100 university student government presidents and newspaper editor-in-chiefs attended the first annual Democracy Day hosted by GW’s Graduate School of Political Management. Students discussed contemporary democracy while commemorating […]