April 22, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 62

Stories from the April 22, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

University readies for IMF protest

University officials said the campus will follow its normal operating schedule during a Saturday World Bank and International Monetary Fund protest that is expected to be peaceful. The demonstration’s main event will be a noon rally at Franklin Square, located at 14th and K streets, followed by a march to Murrow Park near World Bank […]

Greek Briefs

Theta Delta Chi, Delta Gamma win top prizes The Theta Delta Chi fraternity and the Delta Gamma sorority were named the best fraternity and sorority of the year, respectively, Tuesday night at the annual Order of Omega Awards. The Order of Omega is a Greek-letter honor society that recognizes “outstanding leadership” in the Greek-letter community. […]

Crime log

Liquor Law Violation 4/1 – McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon – case closed A freshman female student presented a fake I.D. to enter the bar and was arrested by undercover cops standing with the doormen. Undercover cops regularly patrol the entrance, said the bar’s manager, Wes Wesley, who noted that these incidents “happen all the time.” […]

Peace studies minor faces cuts

The University is reducing financial support for the peace studies minor as a result of budget cuts in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. While students can still take peace studies classes in the fall, the program will not receive any additional funding and could lose all funding in the near future, peace studies […]

MTV advocates voter awareness at GW

Leaders of the Democratic and Republican national committees teamed up with MTV in the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday to promote political awareness and activism among American youth. At the press conference, DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe, RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie and MTV News correspondent Gideon Yago announced two essay contests, one for each party, geared towards […]

University to review response to student deaths

GW is creating a commission to investigate how effectively the University has responded to five student deaths following the suicide of freshman Hasan Hussain Sunday. Dean of Students Linda Donnels is organizing the panel in response to the deaths of four undergraduates and a law student in the past five months. The commission will look […]

Panel protests PATRIOT Act

Speakers condemned the possibility of students being subject to residence hall room searches, record checking and curriculum changes under the PATRIOT Act at a discussion about the anti-terrorist law Tuesday. The PATRIOT Act, which was passed after the September 11 terrorist attacks, is intended to protect the United States from future terrorist attacks by allowing […]

BREAKING NEWS: Softball coach resigns after allegations of abuse

Posted Friday, April 23, 5:45 p.m. Head softball coach Shaunte’ Fremin resigned on Monday amid allegations that she was abusive to players and violated NCAA rules. In a letter sent to softball players and parents on Thursday, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz and Senior Associate Athletic Director Mary Jo Warner wrote that “ultimately we concluded, […]

Friends hold vigil in memory of Hussain

At a scene becoming all too familiar to the GW community, more than 100 students gathered in the Marvin Center Monday night to mourn the death of freshman Hasan Hussain. The vigil, which began at 9 p.m., included prayers and readings from the Quran and comments from students, local Muslim leaders and University President Stephen […]