April 17, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 57

Stories from the April 17, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Protestors descend upon GW campus

About 600 people, including a Washington Post photographer, were arrested Saturday and many more took over the streets of Foggy Bottom Sunday as International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings began. The arrests occurred after hundreds of protestors walked from the Department of Justice toward the World Bank. After approaching 21st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, […]

Cartoon calamity

I was amazed by the editorial cartoon in Thursday’s issue. No doubt referring to the upcoming World Bank/International Monetary Fund demonstrations, the cartoonist declared Protests are anti-American – if you don’t love your country, move! In fact, the right to assemble in peaceful protest is the most valuable cornerstone of American democracy. As a woman, […]

Baseball drops finale

The GW baseball team won a doubleheader Saturday but lost game three in a weekend series at Barcroft Park against Dayton. The series was characterized by strong offense from seniors Ryan Dacey and Matt Walker and sophomore Matt Krimmel. The Colonials (26-17, 8-4 Atlantic 10) will play at Georgetown Tuesday. Dayton 7, GW 4Sunday, April […]

Article overlooks Blowout success

This response is in regard to the front page article in the April 6 issue of the Hatchet, entitled Members find party disorganized. As a member of the South Asian community, I would like to express my disappointment with the way The Hatchet chose to cover the event. It is a shame that The Hatchet […]

IMF/World Bank Protests: GW takes center stage in protests

Scores of protesters from across the country swarmed onto GW’s campus Sunday in an unpredictable and sometimes volatile demonstration. Demonstrations ranged from dancing and singing along with drumbeats, to chanting during marches, to skirmishes with Metropolitan and University police departments. Protesters, many of whom were attempting to close Sunday’s International Monetary Fund and World Bank […]

Celebrating the fall

Laugh. That was all I could do as I read The Hatchet’s April 10 news brief Fraternity shoe tree takes a fall. As one of the proud leaders of the 1996 campaign against the misogynistic attitudes and behaviors of certain fraternities on campus – shoes included – I celebrate the fall of the shoes. I […]

GW Republicans rejected at ceremony

The 15th Annual Excellence in Student Life Awards proved to be yet another disappointment. The members of the GW College Republicans would like to tell the readers of The GW Hatchet about what a productive year we have had since the Student Activities Center failed to recognize our achievements once again. Since 1997, the College […]

Symbolic arrests highlight second day of mass IMF protests

Metropolitan Police and National Guard officers arrested peaceful protesters in front of Francis Scott Key Hall Monday, the third day in a weekend filled with rallies against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Protesters who wanted to get arrested as a symbolic act negotiated with police. A group composed mostly of members of the […]

University’s rash reaction

As an alumnus who participated in various protests during my years at GW, I think the decision to shut down the campus for the protests against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank is appalling. National protests have always been a part of the D.C. political scene, greatly enriching the student experience at GW. The […]