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Tobacco industry “Insider” tells his story

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04/05/2001

An opponent of the tobacco industry, Jeffrey Wigand, spoke Monday in Gaston Hall on his dismissal from a large tobacco company and why he revealed confidential information exposing secrets of the industry. Wigand’s story was portrayed in the 1998 film, The Insider. According to Wigand, the tobacco industry spends around $8.25 billion a year on…

GUSA supports African American studies

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04/05/2001

The Georgetown University Student Association demonstrated support for an African American Studies Program in the Georgetown College by passing a resolution this Tuesday. Citing the importance of scholarship on African American history and culture to the University’s academic discourse, several students, working with faculty members, have begun circulating a petition lobbying the College to create…

Catholic activist seeks repeal of Vatican UN privilege

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04/05/2001

Catholics for Free Choice activist David Nolan spoke to students Tuesday on the issues of the Catholic church’s stance on abortion and the Vatican’s privileged status at the United Nations. Nolan said Catholics for a Free Choice was created in 1973, shortly after abortion was made a major issue with Supreme Court decision, Roe v….

Spring welcomed with fountain activation

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04/05/2001

The Georgetown community welcomed spring and new student leadership at the second annual Fountain Day ceremony on Monday afternoon in Dahlgren Quadrangle. University President Leo J. O’Donovan activated the Dahlgren fountain after speaking on the importance of traditions and the centrality of both the fountain and spirituality in the lives of those at Georgetown. Terry…

Opening Day

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04/05/2001

Early April is the best time of year. Baseball season starts. On fields of dreams across the country, the boys of summer make an early appearance, and so begins America’s religious obsession with the game played on a diamond. The numbers may say that football or basketball is more popular, but the furor surrounding Opening…

Twelve elected to GUSA Assembly

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04/05/2001

Over 33 percent of the student body voted in last week’s on-line Georgetown University Student Association class representative election, an increase from last year’s 28.5 percent voter turnout. According to Will Cosmas (CAS ‘01), GUSA election commissioner, the on-line election ran without problems. “Voting on-line lets us concentrate on our real jobs, as [the system…

Fraud and stolen vans in public service center

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04/05/2001

An assistant with the Volunteer and Public Service Center was dismissed after a University investigation turned up evidence she may have embezzled up to $5,000, a VPS employee said. The same week that the fraud was discovered, two VPS vans were stolen from the University parking lot. Several University related e-mails showed VPS Director Sharon…

Students return from union organizing in Mexico

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04/05/2001

Members of United Students Against Sweatshops returned from Mexico March 27 after visiting with workers trying to form a union in a factory producing Nike and Reebok apparel. The Kukdong factory in the city of Atlixco has been the target of recent action by USAS, Nike investigators and Verite, an independent auditing group commissioned by…

BZA cuts future enrollment increase

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04/05/2001

The Board of Zoning Adjustment has placed a list of conditions on the University’s 10 Year Plan, including the rejection of the University’s request for an increase in undergraduate enrollment. Other conditions placed on the campus plan include the publication of all complaints received concerning student misconduct as well as the creation of a record…

Students rally in Red Square

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04/05/2001

A coalition of 17 student groups held a protest rally in Red Square Wednesday remembering Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and calling for an end to injustice everywhere. “We are here to recognize the injustices of the world,” said Maria Moser (CAS ‘04), a co-organizer of the “Demand Justice, Take Action” event. Moser welcomed the…


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