July 6, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 5

Stories from the July 6, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW, Aramark sign 10-year contract

The dining service provider Aramark inked a new deal with the University last month that will allow it to operate campus venues for the next 10 years. Both Aramark and GW officials declined to disclose the terms of the new contract, which replaces a five-year deal that expired in late June. But Louis Katz, the […]

Falling into the abyss

Hatchet Arts Editor How do you look at a stranger? Without ever having a conversation, do you think you could convince yourself that someone is evil? In The Radiant Abyss, the first play fully commissioned by the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, stalwart businesswoman Erin Skidmore (Janis Dardaris) has no trouble convincing herself that members of […]

J Street undergoes renovations

Students will find a completely renovated and redesigned J Street featuring Wendy’s and new Asian and Mexican dining venues upon returning to campus this fall. Aramark, which operates most Marvin Center dining services and recently signed a 10-year contract extension with GW, is getting rid of most venues on the Marvin Center’s ground level and […]

Terror threat may disrupt move-in

Posted Tuesday, Aug. 3, 5:54 p.m. Students moving into GW dorms later this month may be affected by heightened security measures in Foggy Bottom. After a new terrorism warning Sunday named nearby buildings as potential targets, some students may have their vehicles inspected by police. Freshmen moving into Thurston Hall, which houses over 1,000 students, […]

Record freshman class attends CI

With a record number of students and parents on hand, Colonial Inauguration started off smoothly last month despite a decrease in available space. GW hosted four of its five freshman orientation sessions in June and will hold the last from July 7-9. About 510 students and 380 parents attended each of four June CIs, an […]

Iraqi president took GW classes

GW officials ended confusion last month over whether the Iraqi interim president is a former student by concluding that Ghazi al-Yawer took engineering classes here during the 1980s. After failing to find al-Yawer’s name in University records in May, officials said the Associated Press and other news organizations were erroneously reporting that the Iraqi leader […]

Family claims law student was arrested in Israel

he Israeli military arrested GW law student Fadi Kiblawi during a protest of the West Bank security fence last month, his family and friends said. The second-year law student was allegedly released the following day. Kiblawi, a vocal Palestinian rights activist who is working as a researcher in East Jerusalem this summer, wrote in an […]

Professor becomes head of Organization of American States

Former professor Miguel Angel Rodriguez landed a new job last month that will not keep him far from his former office in the Elliott School of International Affairs building. The former president of Costa Rica was elected secretary general of the Organization of American States. Rodriguez, who had been the Elliott School’s J.B. and Maurice […]

Metro hikes fares

Students returning to campus this fall may get an unwelcome surprise when they board a train. Passengers began paying at least 15 cents extra for each Metro trip on June 27 after the city’s new price hikes took effect. The city raised the base fare from $1.20 to $1.35. The maximum peak rail fare, which […]