April 30, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 63

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

Staff Editorial: Fraternity fiasco

Top GW administrators appear to be forcing the Interfraternity Council to accept a member fraternity already rejected by the IFC this school year. GW makes it clear that Zeta Beta Tau will come to campus in 2002 no matter what the IFC wants. If GW officials are serious about Greek-letter groups getting more independence and […]

Upcoming Games

Monday- no games scheduled Tuesday- no games scheduled Wednesday- Baseball vs. Mount St. Mary’s, 3:00 p.m.

The voice of a World Bank protester

By Jane Smith U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 30, 2001 Meandering her way through police barricades and clusters of media cameras, Lauren Lastrapes, an activist and senior at George Washington University, arrived at Edward R. Murrow Park Sunday afternoon to join in protests against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. On her and other protesters’ […]

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 […]