April 10, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 55

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

A columnist’s jaunt in sunny L.A.

Now that the April Foolery is over, and our good friend Otis Bocchini has hung up his quill, the essential question remains . so did everyone have fun on spring break? Or did you just spend the majority of the week huddled up in a quivering ball on some hotel bathroom floor? Now that you’re […]

Crisis averted? — staff editorial

Planned mass demonstrations at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings next weekend will likely shut down Foggy Bottom, and some GW students will be taking part in the protest. With the possibility of demonstrators getting out of hand like they did at the December 1999 World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle, students should […]

News Briefs

Fraternity shoe tree takes a fall The Delta Tau Delta shoe tree, which has been mired in controversy since 1996 when GW feminists said the shoes signified every time two brothers had sex with the same woman, fell to the ground amid heavy winds Sunday morning. Former Delta Tau Delta President Jeff Butler said the […]

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 […]