Ashley M. Heher

Credit card debt hits college students

By Ashley M. Heher U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 16, 2001 It was a crisp October weekend in New Hampshire when Kelly Pearson’s father told her they were going to have a barbecue in honor of her weekend visit home from college. “Oh really? What are we having?” she asked as her father hit the gas […]

Maryland considers lowering DWI level

By Ashley M. Heher U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 14, 2001 For the fifth straight year, the Maryland General Assembly will consider legislation that would lower the state’s driving while intoxicated charge from a .10 blood-alcohol content level to .08. If the legislation passes in the House of Delegates and the Senate, Maryland’s drunk driving designation […]

MPD targets underage alcohol use

Metropolitan Police Department officials say this month they will launch a full-scale initiative targeting the District’s underage drinkers and the bars that routinely serve them. Following the February death of Georgetown University student David Schick during an alcohol-related fight, MPD Chief Charles Ramsey, with the aid of university administrators, began an initiative called D.C. CARES […]

Columbia Plaza may get special consideration for housing lottery

GW officials said Friday they are considering adding Columbia Plaza apartments to the spring housing lottery, although the University originally classified the acquisition as an investment purchase. It is being considered, Director of Housing Andrew Sonn said. But we have a few more months of planning. The University purchased about 29 percent of the complex […]

Man robs GW student

An unidentified man attacked a GW student and stole her purse while she walked alone near the intersection of 22nd and L streets, near Aston Hall, early Thursday morning, said Dolores Stafford, director of the University Police Department. The student was walking to campus on 22nd Street at about 5 a.m. when a man approached […]

Election 2000: Election watch parties hit D.C.

It may not be New Year’s Eve in New York City or Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but every election season, Washington, D.C. shows the world that it knows how to party. Regardless of the outcome, D.C. politicos will be able to watch Tuesday’s election results until the early hours of the morning in style […]

Students compete in Greek Week festivities

Mister Day’s was packed Saturday night with members of GW’s Greek-letter organizations, as they celebrated the end of this year’s Greek Week activities. The annual event featured four days of games and contests, which included a date auction, skits and a competition for Greek Goddess and Greek God honors. Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Sigma […]

Violence abroad hits home

GW administrators said they are checking in with GW students overseas and closely monitoring State Department advisories for Americans abroad, after violence erupted in the Middle East last week. Seventeen sailors and officers were killed in a bombing of the American destroyer U.S.S. Cole while the ship was refueling in Aden, Yemen, on Oct. 12, […]

Recent assaults contradict trend

It was just after Ally McBeal ended Nov. 16, 1998 when junior Jena Valdetero’s life changed forever. Walking to the Eastern Market Metro station from a house-sitting job in Southeast D.C., Valdetero and a friend saw two men walking toward them. She and her friend started to cross the street and one of the men […]