April 30, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 63

Stories from the April 30, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Water polo finishes last at Easterns

The seventh-seeded GW women’s water polo team finished in last place at this weekend’s Eastern Championships at Brown University after losing matches to Hartwick College, the University of Michigan and Harvard University. Brown defeated Princeton University 11-10 in double overtime to win the tournament, receiving an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament at Stanford University […]

Zeta Beta Tau returns to GW

University officials said this week GW will recognize the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity next year with or without Interfraternity Council approval. The IFC will decide Tuesday if the council will recognize Zeta Beta Tau, after rejecting the fraternity last fall. Mike Gargano, assistant vice president of Student and Academic Support Services, said the chapter deserves […]

Protesters converge on World Bank Headquarters

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 30, 2001 A loud group of nearly 300 screaming demonstrators gathered outside the headquarters of the World Bank on Pennsylvania Avenue Sunday to protest the bank’s international lending policies, its involvement in developing countries, and the propagation of international debt. The demonstrators, representing an amalgamation of different causes, […]

Professors reject harassment policy

The Faculty Senate voted unanimously Friday to reject the revised sexual harassment policy University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg presented at its last meeting April 13. The Senate voted 15-0 to pass a resolution asking the University to redraft the policy, which has been the subject of debate between faculty and University officials for three years. […]

GW celebrates living and learning programs

GW celebrated accomplishments of 300 freshmen who participated in the Community Living and Learning Center residence hall programs this year Friday. CLLC hosted its first Living and Learning Symposium to provide an opportunity for communities to showcase their year’s achievements, said Kirsten Freeman, assistant director of the Community of Scholars at CLLC. Seven of the […]

WEB UPDATE: Our Lady Peace Concert Cancelled

The Program Board cancelled the Our Lady Peace and American Hi Fi concert Wednesday after it was informed that the lead singer of Our Lady Peace, Raine Maida, was sick and unable to perform, said Seth Weinert, PB executive chair. “Rather than carry on the show with only American Hi Fi, we have decided to […]

Engineering team heads to nationals

Five GW students held up under pressure at Saturday’s regional steel bridge competition, constructing a bridge that supported more than one ton. The GW student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers swept six of seven categories at the competition, securing a spot at the national competition next month. About 60 spectators watched the […]

Date auction honors Weaver

Students danced, chanted “take it off” and contended for dates with campus celebrities Friday night in the Hippodrome during a date auction that raised $2,000 for the For Our Friend Tom Weaver Foundation. Weaver, who was co-director of political affairs for the GW College Republicans and would have been junior this year, died July 1 […]

SPOTLIGHT: `Baby chem’ professor says goodbye

Nearly everyone has heard of GW professor Nicolae Filipescu. There are many stories about his contemporary science for non-science majors class, in which students learn about everything from birth control to drugs to nuclear fission. Yet, after 38 years of teaching at GW, the “baby chem” legend is putting down his chalk and passing out […]

Fraternities dispute new charges

Fraternity presidents said they are confused at what they call unfair judicial treatment after Student Judicial Services charged Delta Tau Delta for discrimination, non-compliance and two incidents of disorderly conduct in three separate incidents this month. SJS issued Delta Tau Delta charges for an April 13 discrimination complaint after a member yelled “I hate fags” […]