Patrick Higgins

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 […]

GW shows close Enron links

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 […]

Afghan leader speaks at Georgetown

Newly appointed Afghan leader Hamid Karzai called upon Afghan-Americans to return to their native land and help reconstruct its economy Sunday night. He spoke to a gymnasium full of hundreds of enthusiastic Afghan-Americans at Georgetown University. Speaking his native language, Karzai expressed his desire for Afghanistan to become a member of the global market in […]

Crossfire host talks politics with students

CNN political commentator Bill Press talked tax cuts and pick-up lines with about 100 students Wednesday night in the Hippodrome to promote and sign copies of his new book, “Spin This.” The book is based on the once popular CNN program “The Spin Room” and covers people’s creative perspective or “spin” on issues like politics, […]

Nation In Brief

Bush Signs New Education Law President George W. Bush signed new education legislation last week, to increase federal funding for public schools. The education package requires annual math and science testing for students in grades three to eight beginning in 2005. School districts must submit annual reports of test scores for individual public schools broken […]

Enron execs knew of financial troubles, says letter

Posted 10:20 p.m. Jan. 16 By Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE Washington Bureau (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Enron executives were aware of their company’s financial problems and of falsified accounting records three months before they filed for bankruptcy, according to a letter released this week by a congressional committee. Top Enron officials are also under investigation for […]