Patrick Higgins

Beyond GW

Former students linked to Sept. 11 attacks Two former California State University-Sacramento students were charged last week with aiding the suspected 20th hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui enter the United States before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The two former students, Sejarahtul Dursina and her husband, Yazid Sufaat, are accused of providing Moussaoui with a fake job […]

U.S. backs Israel at AIPAC

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered solutions for a lasting peace in the Middle East as White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card called for separate Palestinian and Israeli states Monday night. Speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference at the Washington Hilton, Card and Netanyahu were joined by […]

Beyond GW

Students call for the legalization of marijuana Students rallied for the legalization of marijuana alongside ACLU members and a congressional candidate at the University of Illinois last week in honor of “Hash Wednesday.” Carl Estabrook, a candidate for the 15th District congressional seat, supported the events of the fifth annual event which included speeches from […]

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Israeli and Palestinian supporters clash at Berkeley More than 1,000 students at the University of California-Berkeley clashed during a rally on campus last week, shouting racial slurs in a violent manner, leading to the arrest of 79 people and a building takeover. The rally was held on a day designated for remembrance of the Holocaust […]

Beyond GW

University of California recalls students from Israel In the wake of the State Department’s warning released last week against travel to Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, the University of California has postponed its Israeli study abroad program and asked the 27 students currently studying there to return home. Twenty-eight of the 55 students who […]

Beyond GW

RA’s unionize at Amherst Resident assistants at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst voted in favor of forming the first undergraduate labor union in the country last week by a margin of 138-88. The RA’s began their mission more than a year and a half ago because they were dissatisfied with university-student relations. The newly formed union […]

Nation In Brief

$5 million reward for slain WSJ reporter A $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Daniel Pearl’s kidnappers was announced by the State Department last week. U.S. officials are “outraged” over Pearl’s death, which was confirmed in an undisclosed videotape two weeks ago according to State Department spokesman Richard Boucher. […]

Nation In Brief

Campaign finance bill muscles through house Lawmakers in the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill last Thursday that bans “soft money” political contributions 240-189. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) and Marty Meehan (D-Mass.), intends to prevent corporations like energy-giant Enron, which donated $3.5 million to politicians since 1990, from buying political […]

GW shows close Enron link

Although several major news organizations have included a teaching stint at GW in former Enron Corp. CEO Kenneth Lay’s background, no record of him as a professor exists at the University. At least one GW alumnus has authentic ties to the scandal. Leslie Caldwell, who earned her law degree at GW, is lead prosecutor in […]

GW finds records of Enron’s Ken Lay

GW’s Department of Human Resources located a record last week that indicates former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay taught economics at GW as an associate professor from 1970-72, GW spokesman Eric Solomon said. The Hatchet inaccurately reported last week that the Economics Department had no record of Lay’s employment. Solomon said Human Resources Director Tom Rodgers […]