April 22, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 62

Stories from the April 22, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Beyond GW

Students call for the legalization of marijuana Students rallied for the legalization of marijuana alongside ACLU members and a congressional candidate at the University of Illinois last week in honor of “Hash Wednesday.” Carl Estabrook, a candidate for the 15th District congressional seat, supported the events of the fifth annual event which included speeches from […]

Children lead the Palestinian march

A little boy on a stretcher plays a big game of make-believe death as he leads thousands of protesters who chant “free Palestine” down H Street. I catch a glance of him before the march, and, as both our eyes lock, he seems shy and a little uncomfortable in his wood stretcher, sized to fit […]

Around Campus

PB sponsors first Controversy Week The Program Board will present the first ever Controversy Week April 23-26. “The idea was to create a series about things that don’t necessarily get talked about,” PB Political Affairs Chair Beth Lester said. “It’s meant to get people thinking about the choices that they make.” Tuesday in Kogan Plaza […]

Palestinian cause dominates protests

Thousands of demonstrators brandishing Palestinian flags of red, black, green and white flooded the streets Saturday morning in a march from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference at the Washington Hilton to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Palestinian Solidarity March started at 10:30 a.m. and later joined […]

ESIA amenities proposed

The D.C. Zoning Commission rejected a re-worked Elliott School amenity package from GW on Friday, asking for an offer that could be more easily enforced. The board had asked GW for a better offer in March and will meet again Tuesday to decide if GW has complied. Until the city accepts an offer from GW, […]

IMF protesters take back seat

Hundreds of protesters peacefully gathered outside the World Bank and International Monetary Fund headquarters Saturday afternoon to protest globalization. The scene was a far cry from protests two years ago that drew thousands and captured national headlines. This year, tens of thousands of demonstrators in the District marching against the war on terrorism and for […]

Protesters practice new brand of synergy

Foggy Bottom awoke early to the sounds of motorcades and police sirens Saturday, the first day of a weekend of scheduled protests. Blocks away, the first demonstrators gathered outside the World Bank in the shadow of a large, inflatable globe with the words “for sale” printed on the side. At 18th and H streets, where […]

Registrar finds grade changing

A student employee in the Registrar’s Office was fired earlier this semester for changing grades, University officials confirmed last week. The University is still investigating the case and it is unclear if Student Judicial Services has acted on it. University Registrar Dennis Geyer said the incident “appears to have affected five or less students” and […]

Court strikes GW housing limit

A federal judge last week lifted zoning restrictions that would have required GW to create at least 1,500 new beds for students in the next six months, clearing the way for building projects on campus to continue as planned. U.S. District Court Judge Louis Oberdorfer called the D.C zoning rules requiring GW to house 70 […]

Protesters swamp Ellipse

Palestinian supporters dominated demonstrations Saturday as an estimated 75,000 protesters crowded the National Mall and Ellipse for a weekend of protests during the biennial International Monetary Fund and World Bank conference. At least three GW students were arrested in connection to the weekend’s events. Demonstrators gathered to protest the war in Afghanistan, U.S. aid to […]