Patrick W. Higgins

High court case questions constitutionality of drug testing

Posted 3:16 p.m. March 20 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Random drug testing of all high school students may be constitutional, according to several Supreme Court justices and the Bush administration. The issue was raised in a Supreme Court case this week as lawyers for both sides presented oral arguments […]

Walker Lindh Faces Life in Prison

Posted 8:07 p.m. Jan. 22 By Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The American man captured with Taliban forces in Afghanistan in November was formally charged with three federal crimes, the Justice Department announced last week. John Walker Lindh was charged with conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals, providing material support and resources […]

White House press secretary addresses Mideast conflict

Posted 5:24 p.m April 4 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer fielded questions ranging from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to freedom of the press during an hour-long appearance at The George Washington University this week. “My biggest criticism of the press is that they focus on […]

Karzai speaks to Afghan-Americans in speech at Georgetown

Posted 11:27 a.m. Jan. 28 By Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Newly appointed Afghan leader Hamid Karzai called upon Afghan-Americans to return to their native land to aid in the reconstruction of the economy in a speech at Georgetown University on Sunday night. Karzai expressed his desire for Afghanistan to become […]

Sept. 11 photo project travels to D.C.

Posted 8:41 p.m. April 8 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A traveling exhibit of photographs that depict scenes from the terrorists’ attacks of Sept. 11 ended a month-long stay at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., last week. The Sept. 11 Photo Project, the official name of the exhibit, is […]

Rumsfield claims he never lied to press

Posted 5:28 p.m. April 10 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld denied ever lying to the press and expressed his belief in the importance of keeping classified information out of the public spotlight in an interview at the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ annual conference this […]

National Press Club panel discusses safety of war reporters

Posted 5:10 p.m. March 5 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and its effects on the future of war reporting was the topic of discussion for seven journalists Monday night at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Pearl was confirmed murdered […]

Count of GW Sept. 11 victims grows

Seven GW alumni have been identified as victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, according to developing reports from the Office of Alumni Relations. Andrew Stergiopoulos (’00), Melissa M. Harrington Hughes (’95), Todd H. Reuben (’89), John Sammartino (’86), Robert F. Mace (’84), John P. O’Neill (’78) and Sarah M. Clark were all killed in last […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: ‘Crossfire’ tackles airline safety

Posted 4 a.m. Sept. 25 — CNN’s “Crossfire” returned to GW Monday night, looking to the future of the airline industry after the Sept. 11 hijackings of four planes, two of which crashed into the World Trade Center and one into the Pentagon, killing thousands. The panel included Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Rodney Slater, […]