Elizabeth Chernow

Students gather at White House to urge action for HIV/AIDS crises

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Students from across the country gathered in Washington DC on Saturday to draw attention to the HIV/AIDS crisis. Organizers from the Student Global AIDS Campaign said about 5,000 participants from more than 100 colleges and universities marched from the White House to the Capitol. They said they hoped to draw 8,000 students […]

Student protestors learn rights to avoid night in jail

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Imagine spending nine hours in a room the size of a walk-in closet. That was exactly what George Washington University senior Beth Pellettieri faced after being arrested in her student center for protesting the treatment of university workers last spring. “It can really make you understand the power dynamics involved in being […]

President Bush sworn in for second term, not without protests

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush took the oath of office for a second term, but not without dissent from those still bitter over the election results. Amid cardboard caskets covered with American flags and signs proclaiming, “people over profits” and “the Christian right is neither,” about 250 protestors from dozens of grassroot organizations […]

Battleground poll brings GW prestige

GW’s sponsorship of a widely cited presidential campaign poll has put the University in the spotlight and given students another way to study and gauge voter opinions. Since April, the University has co-sponsored the 2004 Battleground Poll, a bipartisan survey, with two outside polling groups. According to the latest poll results, which were released Friday, […]

Congress to ease student loan

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Congress is looking to ease student loans and encourage and reward new teachers. A bill passed in the Senate and the House two weeks ago, without opposition, ends the federal guarantee of a 9.5 percent rate of return to student loan lenders. Officials estimate $285 million in savings, which would provide forgiveness […]

VP candidates debate, some say better then their running mates

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Vice Presidential candidates took on international and domestic policy issues during a debate held Tuesday night at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Vice President Dick Cheney defended his administration’s handling of the war in Iraq against Sen. John Edwards’ allegations that the Bush administration should have worked harder to capture Osama […]

Campus groups registering students across country

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – With the presidential election less than two months away, college students across the country are mobilizing their peers to vote. Nearly twice as many college students are expected to vote in the November presidential election than four years ago. According to the Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, about 36 percent of Americans […]

McFadden’s could lose license

A popular local hangout is at risk of losing its liquor license. McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon’s license expires this year, and must be renewed if the establishment is to continue serving alcoholic beverages. However, a resolution from the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission may thwart a license renewal. The resolution, which was passed in June, argues […]