April 20, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 58

Stories from the April 20, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

News Brief

Muslims consider ethics of cloning Muslims should never shy away from challenging their minds and studying new scientific discoveries even though cloning of humans is not permitted in Islamic culture, an Islamic doctor told students Tuesday night. A stagnant mind will not accept scientific discoveries at all, said Dr. Ilham Altalib, a research doctor at […]

GW’s Greatest Games: 10 – GW 111, No. 12 Syracuse 104 (OT)

Nov. 16, 1994Men’s Basketball GW had three NCAA wins in the last two years under its belt, but had not yet shaken the fluke image in the minds of all college basketball fans. The opportunity for the Colonials to prove their real mettle came in a season-opening ESPN-televised Preseason NIT game at No. 12 Syracuse. […]

Ice cream power

Originally Published 04/20/00 April 18, 2000Ben & Jerry’s in Georgetown3:35 p.m. After a weekend of forced peace, love and pepper spray on campus, it was good to know that at least one hippie bastion can still manage to spread its message without taking back the streets or vandalizing Funger. Instead of Free Mumia, the chant […]

Protesters surround FSK Hall

Metropolitan Police officers and National Guardsmen 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 be arrested as a symbolic act negotiated with police. A group composed mostly of members of the […]

GW’s Greatest Games: 9 – GW 0, Alabama 0

Dec. 12, 1931 Football Coming off their Rose Bowl championship of 1931, the Crimson Tide of Alabama came to Griffith Stadium for an unusual exhibition. In front of 10,000 fans, Alabama took on GW, then Catholic and then Georgetown. GW, with the toughest draw, out-played the Tide and almost came out on top but missed […]

Bringing activism home

Even before activist groups from across the country descended on D.C last weekend to protest the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund spring meetings, one logistical issue constantly loomed: Where would these protestors sleep? During the week before the April 16 and 17 meetings, GW announced it would suspend its overnight guest policy, effectively […]

SA targets security in residence halls

The Student Association Senate passed several resolutions concerning security in residence halls in a marathon meeting Tuesday evening. The resolutions were drafted as a result of thefts and other security problems that have plagued Aston Hall this year. Senators discussed a provision that would provide compensation for Aston and other residence hall occupants who have […]

GW’s Greatest Games: 7 – GW 81, Georgetown 79 (OT)

1976 Men’s Basketball The Hoyas were starting to gain national attention after an upset of No. 12 St. John’s at McDonough Arena, but Haviland Harper’s tip-in as overtime expired won this epic affair, giving GW a rare win on the Hilltop. A spirited but evenly divided packed house saw John Holloran nail a 30-footer to […]

East Is East offers comical moments and serious message

Foreign films always have graced American movie screens. But it was Roberto Benigni’s powerful film, Life Is Beautiful, that brought foreign films into everyday cinematic discourse. Although other foreign films such as the German Run Lola Run have garnered acclaim in America, none have reached the status of Benigni’s masterpiece. However, East Is East (Miramax) […]

GW reacts to schedule changes

GW students will have to make up two days of canceled classes, pushing the reading period to the weekend as a result of two days of snow and protests of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings. The reading period will now be from May 6 through May 8 with exams scheduled to begin […]