Kate Ackerman

Universities fail to comply with federal law

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Despite college campuses across the country being breeding grounds for political activity, many of them are failing to comply with a federal law that requires them to provide voter registration forms to all students, a study found last month. The Higher Education Act of 1998 requires schools to request voter registration forms […]

Votes being tallied in Afghan election

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Votes continue to be tallied in this month’s landmark presidential election in Afghanistan. Millions of Afghans turned out amid threats and violence to the 4,800 polling sites to cast their vote for president on Oct. 9. Voters waited in lines, stretching two miles long, for up to four hours in order to […]

Candidates questioned by undecided voters in second debate

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry spoke directly to voters about Iraq, health care, jobs, abortion, and taxes in the second presidential debate held Friday at Washington University in St. Louis. The format of the second debate was a town hall setting. The Gallup Organization selected 140 undecided voters to […]

D.C. protest draws smaller then expected crowds

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Fewer protestors then expected gathered at a park in Washington, D.C., last weekend for the biannual World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings. The 27-hour vigil, sponsored by the 50 Years Is Enough Network, was to “honor the victims of 60 years of tragic policies and crippling debt,” the organization said. The […]

CBS controversy discussed in classrooms

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Journalism schools across the country are using real media issues like the CBS/Bush memos controversy as teaching tools. On the Sept. 8th edition of 60 Minutes, anchor, Dan Rather presented documents that raised more questions about President Bush’s Air National Guard service. The memos were allegedly signed by Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, […]

Greek groups line up for village housing

University officials said they are pleased that 16 Greek-letter organizations submitted applications to live in eight available Townhouse Row housing spots next fall. While Student Activities Center officials said last week that they expected about 12 groups to apply, they said they are “happy” with the applications. All eight Panhellenic Association member sororities and eight […]