April 17, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 57

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

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 […]

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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 […]