Melissa Kronfeld

2 arrested in D.C.-area sniper case

Posted 12:14 a.m. Oct. 24 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – John Allen Muhammad, 42, a Gulf War veteran, and his stepson John Lee Malvo, 17, were arrested early Thursday morning. Wednesday, federal authorities issued an arrest warrant for Mohammad, who is wanted for federal weapons charges. Law enforcement officials confirmed that […]

University comes under criticsm for censorship

Posted 5:59 p.m. Oct. 9 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–A coalition of 25 state and national media groups in addition to other First Amendment rights advocates, including the Student Press Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will defend the right to free press for college newspaper publications later this […]

COLUMN: Readdressing the War on Drugs

Posted 11:49 a.m. Sept. 27 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As the American government continues to ‘wage the war against drugs’, a perpetual process of suppressing civil liberties, alienating large segments of the population, compromising the morals and values so highly revered by democratic society and financial profligacy occurs behind the […]

Iraq calls for return to weapons inspections

Posted 7:49 p.m. Sept. 18 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The Bush administration reacted with skepticism to an announcement made by Iraqi Foreign Affairs Minister Naj Sabri this week, stating that U.N. weapons inspectors could return to the country “without conditions.” Sabri presented a letter from the Iraqi government stating the […]

National Drug Policy continues to deny students aid

Posted 3:45 p.m. Sept. 12 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – More than 30,000 college students will be denied federal funding for the 2002-2003 school year due to the Drug-Free Student Aid provision of the Higher Education Act according to an annual report released by the Department of Education. The HEA provision, […]