Police plan crackdown on underage drinking


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


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


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


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


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…

Strip Zone


One can imagine the list of priorities that each member of the DC Council drew up after the November elections: improve the public school system, encourage development east of the river, bring a professional baseball team to the District, perhaps. But bring more strip clubs to downtown? Who would have thought? Last month, the council…

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