April 26, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 63

Stories from the April 26, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Protesters urge IMF, World Bank to cancel third world debt

About 1,000 protesters roller-skated, chanted and danced their way through the streets of downtown D.C. Saturday to oppose the policies of the International Money Fund and World Bank. Saturday’s demonstration was a watered-down version of previous IMF and World Bank protests that drew upwards of 50,000 people. Protest leaders attributed the low turnout to Sunday’s […]

Column: People to watch

GW recently held the annual Excellence Awards ceremony to recognize student leaders and organizations and their achievements, and I would now like to announce my own award for student leaders. This award is the “People to Watch Award,” and it is to honor the three liberals and three conservatives at GW who have worked to […]

The boredom Band-aid: summer reads

Summer is approaching, and with it comes a nearly four-month break from the high stress of college life. You’ll undoubtedly find extravagant ways to pass the 15 weeks of nothingness, but whether your summer is spent sitting in an office or sitting on the beach, there are some spare moments when boredom and idleness are […]

Officals weigh proposal for Hippodrome bar

The University is reviewing a student proposal to allow alcohol to be served in the Hippodrome. Student Association President Kris Hart discussed the possibility of serving drinks with the SA Senate last month, but said review and implementation are still in the “early stages.” Officials in the General Counsel’s office are looking into logistics, feasibility […]

Seniors: Stepping into the real world

You’re a senior, and it’s late April. By now you’ve been asked the same questions roughly 3.2 million times – by friends, family, professors, doctors and everyone else you meet. By commencement on May 16, that number will likely triple. “Where will you be next year? Any plans for the future? What are you doing […]

Students, officals win excellence awards

About 250 people gathered in the Marvin Center Thursday night for the Student Activities Center annual Excellence Awards ceremony honoring student leaders and organizers. A committee of eight people with representatives from various campus offices voted to award students and administrators who have positively impacted the GW community. Awards were given out in nine categories, […]

Meta Media: ‘It’s, like, the end of an era!’

How do I sum up 10 years with some of the most entertaining friends I’ve ever had? I’m almost at a loss for words. I guess this is a preview of how I’ll feel Thursday, May 6, when one of the best television sitcoms airs its last episode. I’d be lying if I said “Friends” […]

GW to cut budget, eliminate newspaper program

Students will no longer receive free copies of The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today in residence halls next fall as GW implements a $3 million campus-wide budget cut. The GW Reads program, which deposits three major newspapers in residence halls on weekdays, is one of several services being eliminated or reduced […]

The Morning After: It’s not you, it’s me

Chick: When breaking up with someone, it’s usually appropriate to lie because the truth hurts. But unless you’re in a legitimate relationship in which you “communicate” and “talk about your feelings,” then 99 percent of the time, if you get dumped, you’re being lied to. To better cope with the situation, it’s best to translate […]