October 7, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 20

Stories from the October 7, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Around D.C.

Muslim American Heritage Day hits D.C. Hundreds of students and community members gathered in Freedom Plaza to see cultural performances, eat traditional Muslim food and watch informational presentations at the Muslim American Heritage Day Friday. The festival, coordinated by the Muslim American Society, was “designed to promote and enhance mutual understanding and respect between the […]

Letter: Change ID numbers

I got a funny letter from a woman in Connecticut. An envelope from GW Financial Assistance arrived at her house. It was addressed to a Patricia M. Cade at this woman’s house. The woman’s name is nothing like mine. Inside the envelope was a confirmation for my Stafford Loan, with my (correct and current) address, […]

Gallo wins Temple tourney

Freshman golfer Andrew Gallo took advantage of a little bit of luck and a lesson from former GW star Thomas Blankvoort to win the first tournament of his young career at Saturday’s Temple Invitational. GW finished eighth overall (603), 15 shots behind winner Maryland. Gallo said his swing improved after a quick lesson from Blankvoort […]

Around Campus

Grease fire evacuates Fulbright Hall At least five D.C. fire engine companies responded to a Fulbright Hall fire at about 6 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Two ladder companies arrived at the H Street residence hall and put out the fire within minutes of arrival. Battalion Fire Chief C.C. Diggs said the dispatch of five trucks is […]

GW, students give Aramark mixed reviews

Despite student complaints and recent union battles between Aramark and its employees, GW officials said Aramark’s service and food quality is “the best there is.” The University’s contract with food service provider Aramark ends in June 2004, said Managing Director of Business Services Michael Peller. He said that although he could not comment on Aramark’s […]

House to consider Iraq resolution this week

Posted 2:08 p.m. Oct. 7 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A joint resolution authorizing the use of military force against Iraq was agreed upon last week by President George W. Bush and top House members. The resolution would allow for the president to use the military as he deems necessary in […]

The Full Nelson: We may be bad, but this bad?

I have good news and I have bad news, which do you want first? The good news? GW made the top 200 in Sports Illustrated’s rankings of “America’s Best Sports Colleges” in its Oct. 7 issue. The issue ranked all 324 Division I schools with the top 200 in numerical order and the remaining 124 […]

University nears fundraising goal

GW president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will travel cross-country in the next three months in search of about $5 million to complete a five-year fundraising campaign. The Centuries Campaign, an effort to raise $500 million by 2003, has taken him to places like Morocco and Turkey and landed the University multiple partnerships and donations. “We’ll make […]

D.C.-area police still looking for sniper

Posted 2:12 p.m. Oct. 7 by Bernadette Simpao U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The shooting of a Spotsylvania County woman Friday has been linked to the same gun used to kill at least four of the six victims in the series of sniper shootings in the Washington, D.C., area, authorities said Sunday. “The forensic […]

Students chat news with seniors

Despite its original intention as a one-time community service requirement for a living and learning community, the NewsWatch Program, which brings students and senior citizens together to discuss current events, began its second year of programming Friday. Last year, members of the Press Club living and learning community in the Hall on Virginia Avenue started […]