Carolyn Polinsky

Students worry over economy

Posted May 10 11:00 a.m. by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau George Washington University student Ben Stetler dreams of declaring his candidacy for U.S. presidency and barring that has hopes of seeing his name in lights in Hollywood. As a senior about to enter the work force, he realizes that his top two choices for […]

SARS fears spread

Posted 10:25 a.m. April 19 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that scientists working across the world in 13 laboratories have identified the virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and will use the knowledge to unravel the pathogen’s genetic code. The cause of the disease is a […]

Supreme Court considers affirmative action

Posted 10:00 a.m. April 10 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau A landmark Supreme Court ruling on whether race can be used in university admissions processes could come in July. That comes as the Court heard arguments this week from lawyers representing students who say the University of Michigan’s ranking system, in which minority students […]

Supreme Court considers affirmative action

Posted 9:15 p.m. April 7 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau A landmark Supreme Court ruling on whether race can be used in university admissions processes could come in July. That comes as the Court heard arguments this week from lawyers representing students who say the University of Michigan’s ranking system, in which minority students […]

Protestors converge in D.C. as war looms

Posted 5:56 p.m. March 19 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau Thousands of demonstrators shouting ‘no war for oil’ and ‘impeach Bush’ marched through the streets of Washington, D.C., on Saturday as part of international protests against the looming war against Iraq. A diverse group assembled in the nation’s capitol, including parents who pushed their […]

Bush meets with Britain, Spain before U.N. vote

Posted 6:00 p.m. March 19 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush met with the leaders of Britain and Spain on Sunday to “discuss all final diplomatic options” on “how best to proceed to make it unequivocally clear to Saddam Hussein that there will be serious consequences if he fails to disarm” said Bush […]

Iraq war could be weeks away

Posted 12:00 a.m. March 12 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau Iraq is not cooperating with demands for weapons disarmament, Secretary of State Colin Powell told a United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday in an effort to garner support for a war against the country. He warned that Saddam Hussein would face very real […]

Bush outlines plan for post-Saddam Iraq

Posted 2:15p.m. Feb. 27 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush set out his vision of a “liberated Iraq” in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute on Wednesday night, saying that bringing about a postwar nation without Saddam Hussein would bring hope to the people of the Middle East region and set the […]

U.S. introduces stiff new resolution

Posted 8:00 p.m. Feb. 25 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau The United States, Britain and Spain submitted a joint resolution to the United Nations Security Council Monday, declaring that Iraq is not disarming as required by the governing body’s vote last fall. The new resolution says that Iraq is in violation of Resolution 1441, […]