Around Campus

GW to remain open for protest
GW will remain open but will not allow visitors in residence halls during the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meeting scheduled for April 20-21, the University announced last week.

In a letter addressed to students and faculty, John Petrie, assistant vice president for Public Safety and Emergency Management said local authorities expect the demonstrations to be the lightest ever, with scheduled demonstrators numbering only in the hundreds.

Metropolitan Police plans to close H Street from 18th to 20th streets, and 19th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to G Street.

GW will remain open on a normal schedule and will bar overnight guests from 7 a.m. April 19 through 7 a.m. on April 22 in residence halls.

The Colonial Express Shuttle and 4-RIDE will operate on a normal schedule. The Mount Vernon Campus shuttle stop will move to the Hall on Virginia Avenue. All entrances to the Law School will be locked except for the entrance on the Quad.

There is also an anti-war protest scheduled over the weekend as protesters plan to march from the Washington Monument to the Capitol.

Israeli cabinet minister to address students
Israeli Transportation Minister Ephraim Sneh will be discuassing the Israeli-Palestinina conflict Tuesday at 7:30 pm in the Hillel Auditorium on 23rd and H streets. Sneh, a former deputy defense minister will speak and field questions about Israel’s war against terrorism.

Bhangra Blowout tickets on sale
The ninth annual South Asian Society-sponsored Bhangra Blowout will come to Constitutional Hall April 13 at 7 p.m. Bhangra Blowout is an intercollegiate dance competition that donates its proceeds to South Asian charities and scholarships.

Bhangra is a type of folk music native to Punjab, encompassing northern India and western Pakistan. It celebrates the harvest and uses large dhol drums.

The SAS will host the Bhangra on the Quad fair beginning at noon Saturday and a party following the 7 p.m. show in the Old Post Office Pavilion.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster for $25 each for the event.

Delta Gamma hosts Anchorbowl
The Delta Gamma sorority will host its annual Anchorbowl April 9-13 to raise money for a local charity for the blind, a fund for victims of Sept. 11 and Service for Sight, which is the Delta Gamma national foundation.

The event is also intended to bring unity to Greek-lettered organizations on campus.

The event will feature competitions between campus fraternities that will include events such as “Penny Wars,” fraternity skits, a “Mr. Anchorman” competition and a silent date auction. The sorority will also raffle off prizes.

The Flag Football tournament, the main event of the weekend, will take place on the National Mall Saturday.

For more information contact Anchorbowl Director Mary Tess Driver at
-Mosheh Oinounou

Terrorism expert discusses U.S. effort in Afghanistan
GW Professor and terrorism expert Jerrold Post will speak in the Mount Vernon Room of the GW University Club Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Post will discuss Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist network.

Post, a professor of psychiatry and political psychology, most recently interviewed 35 terrorists from the Middle East to study their motivations and attitudes toward mass casualties and suicidal terrorism.

The lunch costs $15 a person. Reservations are required.

The Out Crowd hosts day of silence
The Out Crowd will host a Day of Silence at GW from midnight to 10 p.m. Wednesday as part of a nationwide movement to bring awareness to oppression in schools.

Participants must remain silent all day to pay homage to those who are forced to remain silent about their sexual preference. GW students are also demonstrating the need for a Queer Studies major at GW.
-Amanda Mantone

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