April 10, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 55

Stories from the April 10, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Homeward bound — staff editorial

Tensions between the U.S. Justice Department and the South Florida Cuban-American community have reached feverish levels as Juan Miguel Gonzalez, the father of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez, traveled to the United States to retrieve his son, a transaction that is scheduled to be completed by week’s end. Meanwhile, Miami relatives of Elian are desperately trying to […]

Staff must explain false alarms

A little more than a month ago, my girlfriend and I stumbled out of New Hall’s entrance still sleepy despite the obnoxious fire alarm drilling into our ears. I suspected we were the last ones out of the building, so I readied my girlfriend for the inevitable flack we would face from the community facilitator […]

Service at GW

At a time when attention is being drawn to important national and global social movements, it is appropriate to look at what one program at GW is doing to prepare students to address the needs of a changing society. The students of the Human Services Program in the Columbian School’s Sociology Department have proven their […]

Upcoming Games

Monday no games scheduled Tuesday Baseball vs. Towson-3 p.m. WednesdayBaseball vs. James Madison-3 p.mMTennis at Georgetown-3 p.m. Thursdayno games scheduled

A call to action in a global economy from the World Bank and IMF

As policy makers from developing and developed countries prepare to gather in Washington next week at the World Bank and the IMF for their spring meetings, their mission will be to push for greater progress in tackling the most pressing issues in development today. Issues such as: reducing poverty and inequality, the continuing human devastation […]

Either/Orchestra expands big band idea

For nearly two decades, the Boston band Either/Orchestra has been churning out innovative, distinctive big band music. The 10-piece band prides itself on playing a broad range of material. At times, Either/Orchestra blows with the contemplation of John Coltrane, the eloquence of Duke Ellington and the spaced-out playfulness of Sun Ra. Still, Either/Orchestra has its […]

GW cancels class, anticipates protests

The University announced Friday it will close this weekend and Monday, April 17, because of anticipated protests of World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings. GW administrators met with Metropolitan Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey last week to prepare for the protests. Late Friday, a memo released to the GW community announced the closing. As […]

D.C. Diary: Prom part two

April 7, 2000 St. Mary’s Court7:30 p.m. The adage you’re only as old as you feel was proven Friday night as senior citizens of the St. Mary’s Court Housing Development danced the night away, courtesy of two campus Greek-letter organizations. Members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and Sigma Kappa sorority put together a senior prom […]

GW students join rally on the Mall to protest foreign debt

A crowd of several thousand people gathered on the National Mall Sunday to rally for the cancellation of debts owed to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The focus of the rally was Jubilee 2000, a festival supporting the cancellation of foreign debt impoverished countries are obligated to repay to international banking institutions. […]