April 17, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 57

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

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, […]

IMF/World Bank protests: Protesters learn to protest without violence

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, […]

GW’s Greatest Teams: 8 – 1989 Men’s Soccer

Despite a school-record 14 wins, after losing in the A-10 Tournament first round the Colonials were not expecting to make the NCAA Tournament. But they did, and they made the most of the opportunity, becoming the first team in school history to win an NCAA game, advancing to the Sweet 16 with a 3-1 victory […]

THE COLONIAL CENTURY: The Greatest GW Teams of All Time

As one on thee they march beneath the Orange and the Blue, Here’s to thy colors fair and free, Columbian!– The Orange and Blue, 1895 Hail to the Buff!Hail to the Blue!Hail to the Buff and Blue!-The GW Fight Song, 1989 Ever since the founding of Columbian College in 1821, the institution known since 1904 […]