Michelle Kessel

ROTC enrollment down nationwide, D.C. units stay strong

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Cadet enrollment in Reserve Officer Training Corps programs remains strong at Washington area universities, despite the downward trend in nationwide enrollment, according to ROTC officials at Georgetown and the University of Maryland. Over the past two school years, ROTC enrollment at schools all over the country has fallen more than 16 percent […]

Catholic U. holds events to honor Pope John Paul II

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Cardinals have vowed to public silence this week as they prepare for next week’s secret vote to pick Pope John Paul II’s successor. On Monday, the cardinals began conclave, the silent process by which they are traditionally secluded in a room and do not emerge until a new pope is elected. Vatican […]

Hunger strike wins higher wages for Georgetown workers

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Student protestors at Georgetown University savored their success at a celebration Friday afternoon, after a hunger strike won higher wages and better benefits for some university workers. A crowd of about 200 students, staff and special guests celebrated with festivities including a lavish picnic. Speakers at the celebration included DC Delegate Eleanor […]

Hunger strike wins higher wages for Georgetown workers

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Student protestors at Georgetown University savored their success at a celebration Friday afternoon, after a hunger strike won higher wages and better benefits for some university workers. A crowd of about 200 students, staff and special guests celebrated with festivities including a lavish picnic. Speakers at the celebration included DC Delegate Eleanor […]

U. Maryland receives largest one-time donation in state’s history

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Two prominent University of Maryland alumni have pledged donations totaling $60 million to their alma mater which will fund scholarships for engineering students and business school and performing arts program. While officials say the university has not yet actually received the money, which was announced Feb. 3, the two $30 million donations […]

Students celebrate Super Bowl safely

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – For students all over the country, Super Bowl Sunday is not just an ordinary day of watching football. “The Super Bowl is so much more than just the game, it’s a huge national cultural event” said Ali Crystal, 20, a student at the University of Maryland. “For me, it means watching all […]

Students join for day of service

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Dana Chester, a junior at the George Washington University, braved the low temperatures and snow on Jan. 22, and led a team of 11 of her fraternity brothers in providing groceries to the elderly. “We saved them a trip to the grocery store,” said Chester the co-service chair of the Phi Sigma […]

Students to design coins for U.S. Mint

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Rebecca Armstrong, a senior majoring in illustration at Virginia Commonwealth University, received an email last year about a job opportunity for an unlikely employer: A U.S. government agency. “It’s so cool. I tell all the people in my classes that I’m contracted by the U.S. Mint,” Armstrong said in an interview. “I […]

Record high number of women in state, federal prisons

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The number of women in both state and federal prisons is at an all time high and growing at a rate twice as fast as their male counterparts, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Department of Justice. According to the report, which surveyed prison population in 2003, the […]