April 17, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 57

Stories from the April 17, 2000 issue of the GW 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 […]

IMF/World Bank Protests: This is what democracy looks like?

When you are trying to save the world, you get up before the sun – and you make sure everyone knows you’re there. Throughout Saturday night and Sunday morning, omens of impending activism disturbed nearby residents in their sleep. Blaring sirens, pulsating helicopter propellers and pounding drums called out from the streets below to the […]

Job Hunting Guide: Students learn tips to fine-tune resum?s

As GW students search for summer internships, writing a resum? becomes a vital task. Sophomore Adam Laitman first started writing his resum? in high school. I’ve been kind of prepping it as time goes on, Laitman said. I add everything that is worth adding to it each year. Those applying for jobs are often required […]

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 […]