April 17, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 57

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

Students learn how to protest through non-violent means

Students from around the country learned how to become non-violent protesters this weekend, as they attended training sessions in a make-shift headquarters of protests against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Police and fire marshals raided and closed the actual headquarters of Mobilization for Global Justice early Saturday morning. They immediately demanded people evacuate, […]

Protesters raise awareness, body odor

My awareness has been raised. Here’s what I know: most of the world’s people live in poverty, sweatshops are just plain awful, nature is on the run, unions improve working conditions, women are oppressed, people of color are oppressed, killing animals to eat them hurts the animals, children should be educated, people should live in […]

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GW’s Greatest Teams: Dynasties of the Century

Men’s basketball 1929-1956 Over 25 seasons, GW had only one losing year. Men’s basketball 1990-1999Over nine seasons, GW had nine winning campaigns and eight postseason appearances, culminating with a 24-9 record in 1998 and an outright A-10 West Championship in 1999. Women’s basketball 1990-2000Over 10 seasons under Coach Joe McKeown, the Colonials have won 20 […]

IMF/ World Bank protests: Protesters block GAP store during weekend of unrest

Hundreds of protesters converged Saturday at a GAP store in the Georgetown area of D.C., calling for an end to sweatshop labor and what they believe is exploitation by the clothing manufacturer. The protests coincided with this weekend’s planned demonstrations at the spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, where nearly […]

Staff editorial – Peace reigns

Sunday’s demonstrations against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings exemplified the power of free speech when it is exercised in a peaceful manner. The vast majority of protesters and police maintained an air of civility, which usually prevailed when tense situations arose. But certain fringe elements within the demonstration clashed with some over-zealous […]

Protests continue in Washington as thousands parade against the World Bank

WASHINGTON – For the second straight day, the streets of Washington belonged to protesters Monday, expressing their anger at the actions of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. About one thousand protesters blocked the intersection of 20th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue for several hours after marching through the streets of the nation’s capital […]

GW’s Greatest Teams: 10 – 1994 Women’s Volleyball

10. 1994 Women’s Volleyball Led by all-time NCAA kills-leader Svetlana Vtyurina, the Colonials finished 32-4 and 13-1 in the Atlantic 10. The Colonials took their third of four straight A-10 regular season titles before netting a second-straight A-10 Tournament Championship. GW opened 2-2 but then won 30 of their next 31 matches, including a five-game […]

World Bank and IMF protests remain calm

Student protests shut down D.C. streets, but with little violencep. 12 MPD Chief Ramsey: `we feel the same way’ by Matt BergerU-WIRE Washington Bureau Thousands of protesters took to the streets in D.C. Sunday in a mass rally against the actions of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Streets were forcefully closed by a […]

Disorderly drummers

Before the clock struck 8 a.m. Sunday, I awoke in my Thurston Hall room with two things: a hangover and the sound of drums ringing through my ears. Protesters felt it was necessary to beat on drums at the crack of dawn at the corner of 19th and F streets. Now don’t get me wrong, […]