April 13, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 56

Stories from the April 13, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW prepares for IMF, World Bank protests

As more demonstrators for this weekend’s World Bank and International Monetary Fund protests flood D.C., local, protest and University officials say they are continuing to prepare for a possible influx of more than 30,000 protesters. Following last week’s decision by the University to close from April 14 at 10 p.m. until April 18 at 8 […]

Revised end-of-year schedule

The University issued a revised end-of-the year schedule Monday Wednesday, May 3: Designated Monday schedule Thursday, May 4: Regular Wednesday schedule Friday, May 5: Regular Monday schedule Saturday, May 6: Regular Saturday schedule Saturday, May 6, to Monday, May 8: Reading period Tuesday, May 9 to Wednesday, May 17: Final Exam period Source: University memo […]

GW hospital begins construction amid news of local lawsuit

The University began construction on a new state-of-the art hospital last week, the District’s first in 20 years, while local residents announced a lawsuit against the hospital. The Foggy Bottom Association filed a suit March 20 in the D.C. Court of Appeals against the D.C. Board of Zoning to force further environmental tests on possible […]

Safety tips for protests

Safety tips for GW students and employees for IMF Protests – Carry your GWorld card with you at all times. – Avoid areas where protests may be in progress. – Secure your residence hall room and all your valuables inside. Do not leave doors unlocked. – Report suspicious packages to UPD. – Be prepared to […]

Information Age changes the status of activismof activism

This article is the first in a three-part series. The room is Corcoran 302. It’s filled with about 40 students who have come together to plan and organize their activities for the April 16 protests against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Part of their planning and organizing is coming up with a […]

Washington, protesters prepare for international meetings

WASHINGTON — Students from around the country will gather in Washington this weekend to protest the actions of two major international organizations and urge leaders to better conduct trade overseas. The biannual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have drawn protesters all week, with the majority planning to speak out Sunday and […]

Students form campus group to address hate crimes

GW student groups hosted United Against Hate, a forum featuring several community leaders, to focus on preventative measures and solutions to the problem of hate crimes Tuesday. The idea of hate violence – to be selected out for violence for who you are – in the year 2000 is outrageous, said Michael Leiberman, legal counsel […]

Coalition plans peaceful protest

A common argument against debt relief is that irresponsible debtors do not deserve compassion. Since the creation of money as a market, prophets and poets have noted the moral hazard related to its frozen desire: it can be loaned without ethic and borrowed without caution. The French Revolution brought power to the people to determine […]

Information about the World Bank, IMF and WTO

World Bank – Established 1944 – 181 member countries – Consists of five governing bodies 1. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Provides loans for developmental assistance to middle-income countries 2. International Development Association (IDA) Focuses assistance on poorest countriesProvides interest-free loans and other services 3. International Finance Corporation (IFC) Promotes growth in the […]

Educated resistance — staff editorial

With the drama of a nationally organized protest movement unfolding in their neighborhood, GW students – and their behavior – find themselves in the spotlight. This notoriety, however, brings with it certain responsibilities, including promoting issue-oriented education among demonstrators, while refraining from violence. The ultimate goal of the protests is to change the practices of […]