April 17, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 57

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

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 […]

IMF/World Bank Protests: IMF issues hit chord with student action groups

Rally cries filled a Washington park Sunday afternoon, as thousands gathered to protest the meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Many of those were college students, who have taken a strong interest in the labor practices of the two international organizations. The protesters are spending the weekend attempting to block the entrance […]

GW’s Greatest Teams: 7 – 1936 Football

With the graduation of the great Tuffy Leemans after the 1935 season, the Colonials may have expected a let-down from their 1930s run of success. But instead GW posted a school-best mark of 7-1-1. The Colonials outscored their first two opponents 66-0, then tied the favored University of Mississippi 0-0. GW followed that with an […]

Former Post editor visits HOVA

Former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee addressed members of the Hall on Virginia Avenue’s Watergate floor Thursday evening as the last speaker of the yearlong Community Living and Learning Center’s Watergate program. Bradlee, who retired in 1991 after 23 years as editor, was partly responsible for the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate coverage and […]

GW’s Greatest Teams: 9 – 1979 Baseball

Finishing 35-16, the Colonials won the Eastern Eight Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. There, with a 5-2 victory over Seton Hall University, the 1979 Colonials (who played their home games on the Ellipse) became the only team in school history to win an NCAA Tournament game. That year, pitcher Mike Howell set a […]