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Former student becomes Philippine president

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01/25/2001

Former Georgetown student Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo became the 14th president of the Philippines after a bloodless coup Jan. 20 in which President Joseph Estrada, facing wide corruption charges, was stripped of his powers by a supreme court order. Macapagal-Arroyo, the former vice-president, gained power Jan. 22 but doubts remain about the constitutionality and legality of her…

Revolution

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01/25/2001

The complete overhaul of the Georgetown University Student Association is a campaign platform that at least one pair of students runs on every year when they are seeking to become the leaders of our student government. Nearly every candidate who has ever run promises some kind of reform. Talk of reform is popular. Hopefully reform…

GUSA passes request for activities endowment

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01/25/2001

The Georgetown University Student Association voted Tuesday to support a proposal to provide greater funding for student activities. The proposal puts forward two approaches to supplement the current operating budget for student activities. First, it seeks to establish a student activities fee of $50 a semester and second, requests that the university designate $3 million…

Rev. King urges GU students to fight racism

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01/25/2001

Reverend Bernice A. King, daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told a packed Gaston Hall on Tuesday that “unconditional love” was the necessary ingredient to end racism and the other problems plaguing American society today. “If there’s anything we need more of today ? it is called unconditional love,” King said. “The…

Diversity in curriculum to be implemented

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01/25/2001

A call for diversity in the current curriculum may be implemented as early as fall of 2001, said David Andrews, professor of Slavic languages, at a meeting held Mon. by the Curricular Working Group on Diversity. The Working Group was formed last year in response to the Unity Coalition Report regarding diversity on campus. After…

Police plan crackdown on underage drinking

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01/18/2001

The Metropolitan Police Department plans a fresh crackdown on underage drinking at local bars, according to a report in the George Washington Hatchet. The Hatchet reported that undercover officers will begin posing as bouncers in local bars and will use scanners in an attempt to identify fake IDs. The effort has developed out of an…

Earthquake traps students in El Salvador

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01/18/2001

Six Georgetown students on a mission retreat in El Salvador were forced to evacuate the country by bus due to an earthquake which devestated El Salvador and surrouding areas on Jan. 13. None of the students was injured. The earthquake measured between 7.1 and 7.9 on the Richter scale and lasted 46 seconds. It reached…

Academic calendar 2001-2 finalized

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01/18/2001

University Provost Dorothy M. Brown announced on Dec. 12 the finalization of the 2000-01 academic calendar. The new calendar remains largely similar to the current calendar with the exception of an extended Senior Week and an earlier beginning of second semester. Many changes proposed by Brown were not implemented, such as the consolidation of Spring…

Flood slows internet connections

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01/18/2001

A water pipe broke Jan. 5 and flooded the Ryan Administration Building damaged networking equipment and resulted in slower network connections. The connections will return to their original speed and capacity by Feb. 1, according to a University Information Services official. At approximately 2 a.m., nearly two feet of water flooded the area which houses…

Activity funding reform proposed

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01/18/2001

A Georgetown University Student Association member presented the Student Activities Commission with a draft proposal for the creation of an all-inclusive Finance Board for all student organizations on Dec. 4. Similar proposals for changing the structure of student organization finances have been made by The Yard and the Office of Student Affairs, none of which…


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