April 18, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 60

Stories from the April 18, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW rugby wins second-straight Gorge Cup

The GW men’s rugby club won its second consecutive Gorge Cup Saturday with a 19-7 win over cross-town rival American. GW advanced to the final round after beating the University of Maryland-Baltimore County 21-7 and Rocky Gorge 40-12. GW captain Andrew MacWilliams was named player of the tournament. –Lauren Silva

33 arrested in Washington, D.C., Colombia protest

Posted 12:49 a.m April 23 by Mira Katz U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Thirty-three protestors were arrested Monday morning for staging sit-ins that blocked entrances to congressional parking lots in Washington, D.C., while protesting U.S. foreign policy in Colombia. The National Mobilization on Colombia, a pro-Colombian organization, gathered at 14th Street and Madison Drive […]

Jewish and Arab groups hold vigils for dead

Jewish and Arab student groups commemorated deaths related to violence in the Middle East with candlelight and prayer on Kogan Plaza this week. About 50 Jewish students listened to speakers and music during the Yom Hazikaron, or Israeli Memorial Day, ceremony. The a yearly holiday is observed in Israel to remember soldiers killed. “Despite all […]

Column:Globalization’s protesters defined

So why are those crazy protesters going to be outside the World Bank and International Monetary Fund international headquarters on April 20? What’s all the fuss about being against globalization anyway? How can you reverse an ever-changing process like globalization? How do you expect corporations to be socially responsible when they are, by definition, profit-seeking? […]

Netanyahu: ‘I want to talk about a real peace’

Posted 4:14 p.m. April 23 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered solutions for a lasting peace in the Middle East as White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card called for a free-standing Palestinian state alongside Israel during separate speeches at the fourth annual American […]

Letters: Dig deeper

I’m glad that The Hatchet has brought to light the problem of the School of Media and Public Affairs fee. As an electronic media major, I’d like to say this $1,000 fee should be removed. In your April 15 article (“Students dispute SMPA major fee”), you state that the equipment in the building includes: a […]

Column: War is not the answer

As the last of us finish licking and stamping envelopes to send to the IRS, mailing away our annual chunk of change to the U.S. government, it is crucial to consider the connections between our personal finances and the recently declared war on terrorism. This weekend will be alive with demonstrations against U.S. militarism abroad, […]

AIPAC conference draws protestors

Posted 4:23 p.m. April 24 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON- The debate over Israeli action in the West Bank intensified Monday afternoon into the evening as leading Palestinian and human rights organizations held a press conference before former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the 4th annual American Israel Public Affairs […]

Letters: Satisfied reader

Without delving into hyperbole, it must be said that Russ Rizzo’s April 15 interview (“Trachtenberg speaks of past, present and future”) with University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was superbly written. Not only did he furnish Trachtenberg with a forum to give further explication to issues that I’ve long wondered about, but he also attacked the […]

Around Campus: Briefs

Labor Secretary, Lieberman to speak at SMPA U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) and others will address GW students, faculty and staff members April 22 to educate the University community on jobs available in the federal government. GW is collaborating with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and Partnership for Public Service […]