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Garanzini next Loyola President

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01/25/2001

A Georgetown University administrator will be leaving in June to take the position as president of Loyola University of Chicago. Michael Garanzini, S.J., was selected to replace Loyola’s outgoing president. Garanzini met with students and faculty at Loyola on Friday, before meeting with the University’s board of trustees. Garanzini will be Loyola’s 23rd president and…

Students protest inauguration

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01/25/2001

A group of 29 student protesters affiliated with the Georgetown Solidarity Committee marched Saturday at the inauguration of George W. Bush. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist swore in Bush in front of an audience of approximately 350,000 people, a large number of whom were protesting the legitimacy of Bush’s presidency. The protesters, present on…

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…


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