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.

Op-Ed: Too quick to criticize stance of press at protest

I was one of The Hatchet photographers arrested Sept. 27 at Freedom Plaza. In response to the letters concerning the IMF/World Bank protests, I have a few things to say. Morgan Potter writes in his letter (“Nobody’s fault but your own,” Oct. 3, Web exclusive) that “reporters acted like lemmings and just walked over the […]

Volleyball splits weekend at home

Despite a fourth-game rally, the GW volleyball team lost to Temple for the seventh-straight time in three seasons Saturday at the Smith Center. Prior to Saturday’s loss, the Colonials swept La Salle 3-0 Friday in their home conference opener. “We’ll be in good shape this year if we could only beat Temple,” sophomore Britta Stroman, […]

Students campaign for GW alumnus

Sixteen GW students will have breakfast and photos taken with U.S. Representative Eric Cantor (R-Va.) Thursday morning on Capitol Hill after spending their Saturday campaigning for the freshman Congressman. Ten College Republicans, four Phi Sigma Kappa members and two pro-Israel students traveled to Richmond, Va. early Saturday morning to campaign for Cantor. Students showed support […]

Letter: Uneducated petitioning

I entered the Marvin Center to buy a drink from Starbucks Coffee. Some kid asked, “Can you sign a petition to stop the stoning of a woman in Nigeria?” That struck a nerve because I grew up in Nigeria. I listened as the so-called activists told students about the government’s plans to stone a woman […]

Web Exclusive:Cross Country races at GMU Invite

The GW women’s cross country team raced a partial squad Saturday at the George Mason Invitational in Fairfax, Va., to “rest the top runners for the last stretch of heavy competition this season,” head coach Deb Cane said. The women’s B team competed at George Mason, while the top runners rested in preparation for the […]

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 […]