Jamie Meltzer

Violence absent from World Bank protest

Posted 3:48 p.m. April 22 by Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – About 1,000 protestors gathered in front of the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., this weekend to voice their opposition to the meetings being held on Saturday. The protest departed from similar demonstrations in previous years with its relatively small numbers […]

Supreme Court to hear Gonzaga graduate’s case

Posted 11:36 a.m. Jan. 28 By Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court announced last week it will decide the reach of federal legislation that protects student records. The Court will hear a case involving a Gonzaga University graduate who wants to sue the school for disclosing a rape complaint to […]

Drug, alcohol-related arrests up on college campuses, study finds

Posted 10:58 a.m. Feb. 4 By Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Drug and alcohol-related arrests on campuses doubled between 1999 and 2000, according to a study released last week by the Department of Education. Many college officials attribute the trend to a more casual attitude about drug use. The study, based on […]

Officials to Congress: Historically black colleges’ tech funds lacking

Posted 9:04 p.m. Feb 25 by Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Traditionally black universities are far behind the technology curve and suffer from a lack of funding, black academic leaders testified to Congress Feb. 13. Fredrick Humphries, president of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, recalled his memories of […]

Report shows minority business majors dropping

Posted 5:37 p.m. Feb. 25 by Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Minorities earned significantly fewer undergraduate business degrees in the 1990s than previous decades, according to a report released this month by the Diversity Pipeline Alliance. This disparity will have disastrous effects on companies, the report warned, when normal hiring resumes after […]

U. Minnesota technicians’ case extension denied by Supreme Court

Posted 5:43 p.m. March 6 by Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court strengthened states’ rights and reaffirmed the power of the 11th Amendment in their ruling last week in a discrimination case. The High Court reaffirmed earlier decisions that states are separate entities with specific laws that the federal government […]

National Student Labor Day of Action rises up against corporate greed

Posted 5:46 p.m. April 8 by Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Students, laborers, immigrant rights and community organizations gathered across the country last week for the third annual National Student Labor Day of Action to show their opposition to “corporate greed,” according to a statement released by a coalition of groups known […]

Israeli transportation minister discusses daily life during war

Posted 3:57 p.m. April 10 by Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Dr. Ephraim Sneh, Israeli Minister of Transportation, spoke to a group of more than 100 students at George Washington University this week. Topics included the current crisis in the Middle East, the past and present efforts to reach peace, and daily […]

Voters for Choice concert held in Washington

Posted 8:18 p.m. Jan. 22 By Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C., was filled to capacity Saturday night for “Voters for Choice,” a pro-choice concert. The concert featured musical appearances by Joe Henry, John Popper, Bruce Hornsby and Ani DiFranco. Henry, a songwriter for an array of artists […]