Sarah Lechner

Dept. of Education receives largest increase in proposed budget

By Sarah Lechner U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 16, 2001 While the Department of Education will receive the largest increase of all domestic departments in President George W. Bush’s proposed budget — including a proposed $1 billion toward federal Pell Grants — some groups say the increases in higher education spending are not enough. If passed, […]

CNN’s Bernard Shaw reflects on four decades of reporting

By Sarah Lechner U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 12, 2001 Less than one week after stepping away from CNN’s anchor desk, network frontman Bernard Shaw said he sacrificed too much time with his family for the four decades of news reporting. “But that was how the Shaw family made an income,” he said of his tenure […]

Proposed free speech monument gets mixed reaction

By Sarah Lechner U-WIRE Washington Bureau February 21, 2001 A City Council proposal to build a giant chalkboard across from the city hall in Charlottesville, Va. as a monument to free speech has caused mixed reaction throughout the small central Virginia town. The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, a non-profit organization […]

Bush education plan creating discussion on Capitol Hill

By Sarah Lechner U-WIRE Washington Bureau February 28, 2001 Legislation for President George W. Bush’s proposed education plan is making its way through the Senate Education Committee, where senators are working to finalize language and omit controversial education issues from the bill’s text until the legislation reaches the full Senate. Chairman James M. Jeffords (R-Vt.) […]

Bush highlights tax cut, education proposal in speech

By Sarah Lechner U-WIRE Washington Bureau February 28, 2001 President George W. Bush dismissed criticism of his new $1.6 trillion tax plan in his first speech before a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, saying his proposal is both “reasonable and responsible.” In the nationally televised address, he outlined changes for the nation, including an […]

Thousands of protestors converge on inauguration

Thousands of protestors braved the cold and rain in Washington, D.C. Saturday to protest the inauguration of President George W. Bush. Groups gathered throughout the city, demonstrating at the Supreme Court building, the Capitol and along the inaugural parade route. About a dozen groups obtained permits to protest over the weekend, including the Christian Defense […]

MPD targets underage alcohol use

Metropolitan Police Department officials say this month they will launch a full-scale initiative targeting the District’s underage drinkers and the bars that routinely serve them. Following the February death of Georgetown University student David Schick during an alcohol-related fight, MPD Chief Charles Ramsey, with the aid of university administrators, began an initiative called D.C. CARES […]

Campus plan boils down to three key issues

After a month-long postponement, the District’s Board of Zoning Adjustment will vote on GW’s campus plan Tuesday. D.C. universities are required to submit a campus plan every ten years. The campus plan outlines campus boundaries and uses of property for the next ten years and does not include proposals for buying property outside of university […]

Panel debates media

Two GW professors joined a panel discussion of professional journalists to critique media coverage of last week’s presidential campaign at the National Press Club Monday night. To say this is an unrehearsed panel is an understatement, said Marvin Kalb, executive director of the Harvard University’s Shorestein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy. The 19th […]

Board approves co-ed MVC

GW’s Board of Trustees approved a proposal Friday that will expand the Honors Program to the Mount Vernon Campus and allow men to live there. The Honors Program plans to house 100 freshmen members and 50 current members on the Mount Vernon campus next fall, said David Alan Grier, director of the Honors Program. Next […]