Patrick W. Higgins

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 […]

President Bush outlines plans in State of the Union Address

Posted 10:38 a.m. Jan. 30 By Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush expressed plans to continue the war on terrorism, to increase domestic security, and to relieve the current economic recession in his first State of the Union Address on Tuesday night. The president’s speech praised the American […]

Bush announces $19B anti-drug initiative

Posted 6:15 p.m. Feb. 13 p.m. By Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush announced this week that Americans who purchase illegal drugs are contributing to terrorist organizations and governments. The announcement came as part of his new $19 billion anti-drug initiative. “Make no mistake about it,” Bush said. […]

Washington Post editor speaks at George Washington U.

Posted 4:48 p.m. Feb. 20 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Journalism students were given a lesson in leading a newsroom in times of crisis by Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie in a speech Tuesday night at the George Washington University. The speech focused on reporting tactics for events like, […]

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, […]