Eric Walker

D.C. literacy rates low, but combated by programs

More than one of every three D.C. residents is functionally illiterate, according to a report released last month by the University of the District of Columbia. The study, which was conducted by UDC’s State Education Agency for Adult Education and Family Literacy, analyzes data from a national literacy survey in 1992 and the 2000 Census. […]

Activists flock to Capitol Hill, advocating carbon emission cuts

More than 1,000 global warming activists gathered on Capitol Hill Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to support legislation to combat what many are calling an environmental crisis. The crowd assembled themselves into a human postcard telling Congress to cut carbon 80 percent by 2050. Step It Up, an organization created to coordinate […]

Expert emphasizes history in U.S.-Iran relations

A former presidential adviser and expert on the Middle East discussed the reasons behind Iran’s increasingly hostile relations with the United States in 1957 E Street Thursday night. Geoffrey Kemp, director of Regional Strategic Programs at the Nixon Center, spoke to students about the history of Iranian relations with the U.S. and how this influences […]

Bahraini activists fight for democracy, social justice

Two political activists from Bahrain described their fight for social justice and called on students to help bring democracy to the Middle East at the Marvin Center Amphitheater Thursday night. The activists were hosted by Students Defending Democracy, a student organization striving to educate Americans about the threat of terrorism and promote democratic ideals. One […]

WEB UPDATE: Hendrix on bass

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:48 p.m. An eclectic mix of funk, R&B, gospel, soul, and jazz, packed the walls of the 9:30 club on Friday night as Victor Wooten’s solo show came to town promoting his latest album, “Soul Circus.” Usually a member of the bluegrass/jazz jam band Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Victor Wooten […]