Alex Kingsbury

Eviscerating civil liberties in Foggy Bottom

Imagine a place where video cameras monitor your every move, a central computer records when you walk through a door and what you buy at the store and the police can search your room on a whim without your knowledge or permission. Imagine that you have to carry an identity card with you at all […]

Tapping the political psyche

When Dr. Jerrold Post met a friend for lunch about a job almost 40 years ago, he was unsure what sort of position they were going to talk about. It turned out that the job was with the CIA. What the doctor thought would be a two-year stint in “the company” turned out to be […]


Metro increases fares, extends hours Students taking the Metro after July 1 will pay higher fares but enjoy longer service hours, city transportation officials said Thursday. The Metro Board Budget Committee, facing a $48 million budget deficit, increased the basic boarding fare by 10 cents and the maximum fare by 35 cents, said Lisa Farbstein, […]

Departing editors: Leaving the city desk behind

“Yep, that will probably need some stitches,” the medic said, “unless you want to have a scar.” I had taken an elbow in the eye during a late-night pick-up basketball game at the Smith Center and was sitting in the GW hospital wondering what the chances were that the coughing child in the adjacent chair […]

GSEHD ranks 19th in nation

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development now ranks 19th among national schools of education in this month’s U.S. News and World Report, a jump of 16 slots from last year’s 35. The GSEHD also ranked ninth among private institutions, up from the 11th spot, which the school held for four consecutive years. Temple […]

‘Crossfire’ returns at new time

CNN’s “Crossfire” has survived a major post-war shift in the network’s programming schedule though the format was shortened and bumped out of prime time, the network announced Tuesday. The daily political debate show, which is broadcast live from GW, will now air at 4:30 p.m. and run in a half-hour format. The show will air […]

University will not comply with BZA ruling

The Hall on Virginia Avenue will remain a freshman residence hall next year and study abroad students will be able to choose from all upperclassmen residence halls, officials announced Wednesday with other changes to housing selection. The University will not comply with the Board of Zoning Adjustment’s order to house 70 percent of undergraduates, including […]

Protests attract thouands

War demonstrators flocked to the streets of the city this weekend to peacefully demonstrate for and against U.S. intervention in Iraq. The demonstrations coincided with the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, meetings that traditionally draw anti-globalization protesters. But the majority of the marches, speeches and activism Saturday and Sunday […]


Maryland presidential candidate disqualified A student running for president of the University of Maryland’s Student Government Association was barred from the election after serving alcoholic drinks to minors at a party. Pat Wu, presidential candidate of the TANG party, has challenged the ruling, the University of Maryland Diamondback reported. On April 5, Wu attended a […]

Warner to give Commencement address

Virginia Governor Mark Warner will keynote Commencement May 18, a spokesman in the governor’s office and GW officials confirmed Tuesday. Warner, 48, a Democrat, graduated from GW in 1977 and is a former member of the University’s Board of Trustees. “The governor feels a personal connection to George Washington (University) and the city,” said Kevin […]