January 2, 2002

Stories from the January 2, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Voters for Choice concert held in Washington

Posted 8:18 p.m. Jan. 22 By Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C., was filled to capacity Saturday night for “Voters for Choice,” a pro-choice concert. The concert featured musical appearances by Joe Henry, John Popper, Bruce Hornsby and Ani DiFranco. Henry, a songwriter for an array of artists […]

Pentagon renovation begins to repair effects of 9/11

Posted 3:48 p.m. April 10 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Seven months after American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon knocking out an entire portion of the building, the renovation process is well underway. Often overshadowed in the media by the cleanup at ground zero in New York City, the […]

Bush endorses Energy Department’s Yucca Mountain plan

Posted 7:42 p.m. Feb. 26 by Robbie Friedman U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush announced his endorsement of the Energy Department’s plan to store 77,000 metric tons of high-level radioactive waste in an underground complex in Nevada’s Yucca Mountain last week. The nuclear waste plan “is necessary to protect public safety, […]

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 […]

Identity theft ‘fastest growing white collar crime’ says FBI

Posted 8:24 p.m. Jan. 22 By Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Criminals are using student identification cards to steal identities and rack up large bills, but some students say they are unaware of the problem. Federal government reports estimate that there were between 500,000 and 700,000 incidents of identity theft nationwide in […]

High court rules ‘trade and grade’ not violation of FERPA

Posted 3:11 p.m. Feb 27 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled last week that peer grading does not violate the 1974 Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment after its author, Sen. James Buckley (R-N.Y.). The 9-0 decision marked the first time […]

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 […]

Bush Announces Education Bill

Posted 5:09 a.m. Jan. 28 By Robert Torte U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) President George W. Bush recently set aside partisan politics to work with Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Ma.) on the newly signed Education Reform Act. The new law is designed to hold public schools accountable for how well their students are doing by requiring annual testing. […]

High Court to clarify 11th Amendment rights of states

Posted 10:07 a.m. March 5 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – States’ 11th Amendment right to immunity in federal court came under attack last week in a Supreme Court case involving a professor who was accused falsely of sexually harassing a student in 1997. Opening arguments were heard Feb. 25 in the […]