Into the Mailbox
I am writing in response to the letter
written by Michele Owen in the February 9th
issue of the Pilot. In her letter, she said some
things about Residence Life which were false.
These are people who do care. I have a lot
of respect for them as employers and friends.
I’m only twenty years-old, yet they treat me as
a peer - not a student. I share confidences with
them that I wouldn't share with another stu
dent. So unless you've personally met them
and talked to them, don't judge them and say
they"... don't care."
Michele states that she has called Resi
dence Life and has visited the offices and no
one is ever there. There is someone in the
office from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday. If the person you have called is un
available, the call is transferred to another
office in the Residence Life suite. There is
always someone watching the office. That is
procedure. I know because I'm there every day
they are open because I am an RA and I chose
to spend a great deal of my time there.
As far as her ID not opening her residence
hall door until November 17th; I'm sorry, if
you don't bring the card to Residence Life and
explain the problem, it won't get fixed. You
could have said something to your AD about
the problem, and she would have made sure
something would have been done.
If you need information after office hours,
there's an AD on call twenty-four hours a day,
7 days a week. Your RA has their phone
She says she has "men" in her room at all
hours of the morning and doesn't know what
they are doing. Well, next time ask them.
Now I'm not saying GWU is perfect. I've
done my share of complaining. Dean Scott has
heard me voice my opinion on several topics.
Every time I have spoken to him, he has
appreciated my opinion. The administration
can't change things if they don't know the
I had to learn the hard way myself. I was
quick to complain because I didn't think people
would listen to me. I found out different. Now
you must decide if you want to keep complain
ing or if you want to discuss your problems on
the same level with the people who you feel are
harassing, ignoring, and frustrating you.
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This letter is in response to all the past
negative letters that have been written lately
about GWU. We would like to take this
opportunity to address more positive aspects
of this university. Since our freshman year of
1990, we have seen many improvements which
include, but are not limited to: express regis
tration, increased visitation, in-room cable,
better meal variety, and most recently, univer
We remember our freshman year when
registration took an average of one to two
hours for every student. Now, a student can
participate in express registration which lasts
about five minutes, as long as the student
meets their financial obligations. Some may
think that meeting these financial obligations
is asking too much; however, when you gradu
ate, do you expect to have electricity and other
necessities without meeting your financial
obligations? We don't think so.
Another good point for those people who
keep complaining about tuition is in a recent
article in the Asheville Citizen Times. This
article states that the average private college
costs $17,000 dollars, where ours is consider
Yes, Gardner-Webb University has its
problems just like any other institution of
higher learning. We should be thankful for the
administration, faculty, and staff who do care
and are here, willing to help students in order
to make Gardner-Webb a better University.
For those who spend so much time complain
ing, why don't you spend dome time getting
involved in developing some solutions to the
problems? Besides, the only perfect univer
sity that we can think of would be located in
Thanks to the boldness of Michelle Owen
and Sandi Hill f not Sandy as report in the last
issue], yet another student comes "out of the
Before applying for work study, I had
made it clear that I played football and my
daily hours would be filled with practice. So
in order for me to work, I would love to have
nights and not days. When I was given my job,
I was to woiic for Coach Miller doing work
related to baseball which could only be done in
the afternoon. Since this conflicted with prac
tice, I had to find another job, but when I
notified the financial advisor, she explained to
me that there were only two jobs open; the
library and the theatre. The library was only
open for mornings, but I had class, so that
wouldn't be convenient. The theatre was my
last option, so I had to take it.
The main hours for the job were in the
afternoon; still conflicting with practice, but
there would be some hours at night. The only
problem was that there wouldn't be nearly
enough to cover my contract.
I was deprived of the financial aid that I
was awarded and now I am forced to come up
with the difference because of their mistake.
The Pilot has decided to focus our atten
tion to the cafeteria in this issue's Barking
Bulldog. As always, students are very outspo
ken when it comes to chow time.
On self serve:
"It's better; you can get the amount you
want without going back - but it spreads germs
"It's more convenient for us. We don't
have to keep returning for seconds."
"I like it. There's more variety on the
salad bar, but they could make better meals
instead of frying everything, broil."
""They need to stop using recycled food."
"They should list nutritional values for
the health-conscious people who don't eat pizza
"They put hot-dogs, hamburgers, and
pasta out. That's all they have."
"The food is old and stale. It's always the
"It's a lot better. The salad bar has im
proved, and having two different food lines is
"The food is either burnt or raw, luke
warm or cold."
"It's not like home, but the improvements
If you have a topic for the Barking
Bulldog, send it addressed to The Pilot
via the campus mail.
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