U-Wire Archive – Spring 2002

Student visa restrictions tightening<!– –>
Posted 2:39 p.m. April 29

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush is set to sign a bill into law that mandates intense background checks on all student-visa applicants from countries listed by the State Department as potentially harboring terrorists, in response to the Sept. 11th terrorists’ attacks.

The bill is part of a recent push by the federal government to increase boarder controls and is accompanied by a separate piece of legislation that would divide the Immigration and Naturalization Service into two agencies.

? Gonzaga U. lawyers defend school from FERPA violation allegations<!– –>
Posted 2:35 p.m. April 29

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The boundaries of the Family Educational Privacy and Rights Act came under scrutiny during a Supreme Court hearing last week as lawyers for Gonzaga University defended school officials against allegations from a former student who wants the right to sue the university in civil court because his privacy rights’ were violated stemming from an alleged sexual assault offense in 1993.

Both sides agree that Gonzaga did in fact violate Ru Paster’s rights under FERPA, but have widely different claims concerning Paster’s right to sue for damages under the law.

Style: Just A Trend<!– –>
Posted 7:33 p.m. April 28

Editors Note: The author is a writer and university student in Manchester, England. The following is a special European style feature written for the Washington, D.C. Bureau of the University Wire.

Image is, most certainly, everything. An irreverent expose by Richard Morrison in The London Times style section reiterated the well-oiled notion that both sexes are willing to sacrifice a ludicrous amount of time, effort and money in the pursuit of aesthetic perfection. So how has this fascination – obsession – with appearance and apparel, evolved?

? AIPAC conference draws protestors<!– –>
Posted 4:23 p.m. April 24

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON- The debate over Israeli action in the West Bank intensified Monday afternoon into the evening as leading Palestinian and human rights organizations held a press conference before former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the 4th annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, D.C.

The press conference was hosted by Sustain Campaign, a humanitarian group dedicated to ending U.S. aid to nations that abuse human rights.

Netanyahu: ‘I want to talk about a real peace’<!– –>
Posted 4:14 p.m. April 23
? 33 arrested in Washington, D.C., Colombia protest<!– –>
Posted 12:49 a.m April 23
Protest for Palestine coincides with IMF event<!– –>
Posted 3:53 p.m. April 22
? Violence absent from World Bank protest<!– –>
Posted 3:48 p.m. April 22
COLUMN: Profile of a protester<!– –>
Posted 4:08 p.m. April 22
? D.C. protest organizers hold training sessions<!– –>
Posted 4:03 p.m. April 22
Largest rally for Israel takes over Capitol<!– –>
Posted 8:30 p.m. April 16

? Report warns U.S. prisons overcrowded<!– –>
Posted 9:21 p.m. April 15
Women’s collage travels to D.C.<!– –>
Posted 9:28 p.m. April 15
Israeli transportation minister discusses daily life during war<!– –>
Posted 3:57 p.m. April 10
? Rumsfield claims he never lied to press<!– –>
Posted 5:28 p.m. April 10
Sept. 11 photo project travels to D.C.<!– –>
Posted 8:41 p.m. April 8
? Pentagon renovation begins to repair effects of 9/11<!– –>
Posted 3:48 p.m. April 10
National Student Labor Day of Action rises up against corporate greed<!– –>
Posted 5:46 p.m. April 8
? COLUMN: Middle East from the eyes of a student<!– –>
Posted 3:24 p.m. April 8
White House press secretary addresses Mideast conflict<!– –>
Posted 5:24 p.m April 4
? Shays-Meehan free speech restrictions debated<!– –>
Posted 5:31 p.m. April 3
Court rules illegal immigrants not owed unjust lay-off compensation<!– –>
Posted 5:22 p.m. April 3
? Scholarship set up to aid students denied funds<!– –>
Posted 4:16 p.m. April 1
High court case questions constitutionality of drug testing<!– –>
Posted 3:16 p.m. March 20
? COLUMN: Letter from across the pond: Studying in Manchester<!– –>
Posted 4:46 p.m. March 15
AmeriCorps volunteers up 50 percent after Bush makes call to action<!– –>
Posted 5:49 p.m. March 13
? More graduates with loan debt than ever before<!– –>
Posted 5:45 p.m. March 13
D.C. protests to expand<!– –>
Posted 7:46 p.m. March 11
? Amnesty International, others criticize U.S. human rights report<!– –>
Posted 3:21 p.m. March 11
U. Minnesota technicians’ case extension denied by Supreme Court<!– –>
Posted 5:43 p.m. March 6
? Girls drink almost as much as boys, CASA says<!– –>
Posted 9:04 p.m. March 5
National Press Club panel discusses safety of war reporters<!– –>
Posted 5:10 p.m. March 5
? High Court to clarify 11th Amendment rights of states<!– –>
Posted 10:07 a.m. March 5
High court rules ‘trade and grade’ not violation of FERPA<!– –>
Posted 3:11 p.m. Feb 27
? Supreme Court hears arguments on school vouchers<!– –>
Posted 7:47 p.m. Feb. 26
Bush endorses Energy Department’s Yucca Mountain plan<!– –>
Posted 7:42 p.m. Feb. 26
? Officials to Congress: Historically black colleges’ tech funds lacking<!– –>
Posted 9:04 p.m. Feb 25
Senate to continue hashing out Shays-Meehan; edits expected<!– –>
Posted 8:58 p.m. Feb. 25
? Report shows minority business majors dropping<!– –>
Posted 5:37 p.m. Feb. 25
Students claim anti-drug ads are ineffective, waste of money<!– –>
Posted 4:18 p.m. Feb. 25
? Peruvian court upholds 20-year prison sentence for convicted American<!– –>
Posted 8:02 p.m. Feb. 20
Washington Post editor speaks at George Washington U.<!– –>
Posted 4:48 p.m. Feb. 20
? COLUMN: Across the pond: This time we’re serious<!– –>
Posted 4:27 p.m. Feb. 19
Bush announces $19B anti-drug initiative<!– –>
Posted 6:15 p.m. Feb. 13 p.m.
? Bush administration proposes child status for fetus under new health insurance plan<!– –>
Posted 6:09 p.m. Feb. 13
Survey finds shift to right-wing politics on college campuses after Sept. 11<!– –>
Posted 6:00 p.m. Feb. 12
? Journalist still missing; Pakistani president’s visit looms<!– –>
Posted 10:50 a.m. Feb. 11
Students, activists react to Florida A&M U. yearbook controversy<!– –>
Posted 10:40 a.m. Feb. 11
? COLUMN: British growing uneasy as Bush guides war into second phase<!– –>
Posted 10:21 p.m. Feb. 4
Student activists help to free Chinese prisoner<!– –>
Posted 11:13 a.m. Feb. 4
? President, Congress debate tax cuts<!– –>
Posted 11:09 a.m. Feb 4
Officials ponder national ID card<!– –>
Posted 11:03 a.m. Feb. 4
? Drug, alcohol-related arrests up on college campuses, study finds<!– –>
Posted 10:58 a.m. Feb. 4
UCLA freshman study reveals increased student stress level, liberalism<!– –>
Posted 9:45 p.m. Jan. 31
? President Bush outlines plans in State of the Union Address<!– –>
Posted 10:38 a.m. Jan. 30
President’s Council on Bioethics to examine human cloning issues<!– –>
Posted 11:45 a.m. Jan. 28
? U.S. deploys troops to Philippines<!– –>
Posted 11:41 a.m. Jan. 28
Supreme Court to hear Gonzaga graduate’s case<!– –>
Posted 11:36 a.m. Jan. 28
? Karzai speaks to Afghan-Americans in speech at Georgetown<!– –>
Posted 11:27 a.m. Jan 28
Bush Announces Education Bill<!– –>
Posted 5:09 a.m. Jan. 28
? Identity theft ‘fastest growing white collar crime’ says FBI<!– –>
Posted 8:24 p.m. Jan. 22
Voters for Choice concert held in Washington<!– –>
Posted 8:18 p.m. Jan. 22
? Walker Lindh Faces Life in Prison<!– –>
Posted 8:07 p.m. Jan. 22
Enron execs knew of financial troubles, says letter<!– –>
Posted 10:20 p.m. Jan. 16

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