January 2, 2002

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

Officials to Congress: Historically black colleges’ tech funds lacking

Posted 9:04 p.m. Feb 25 by Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Traditionally black universities are far behind the technology curve and suffer from a lack of funding, black academic leaders testified to Congress Feb. 13. Fredrick Humphries, president of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, recalled his memories of […]

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. […]

Shays-Meehan free speech restrictions debated

Posted 5:31 p.m. April 3 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON- Soon after President George W. Bush signed the Shays-Meehan campaign finance legislation into law last week, Republicans criticized it as an unconstitutional limit on free speech-a charge Bush has indicated he at least partially agrees with. The debate centers on a portion […]

Supreme Court hears arguments on school vouchers

Posted 7:47 p.m. Feb. 26 (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The constitutionality of school vouchers was debated in the Supreme Court last week in a landmark case centering on the separation of church and state. The case, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, concerns a 6-year-old-program in Cleveland that distributes $2,250 a year to children from low-income families and allows […]

COLUMN: Across the pond: This time we’re serious

Posted 4:27 p.m. Feb. 19 By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – If there were ever any doubts about the Bush administration’s resolve to end Saddam Hussein’s rule, the rhetoric from Washington this past week should have buried them all. President George W. Bush has made clear that the next phase of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

COLUMN: Middle East from the eyes of a student

Posted 3:24 p.m. April 8 by Robbie Friedman U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Stop the planet — I want to get off. Yes, it is true that the events that are taking place right now in the Middle East are extremely frustrating because the Israeli-Arab Conflict, as it has come to be known, is […]

Girls drink almost as much as boys, CASA says

Posted 9:04 p.m. March 5 by Robert Friedman U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Binge drinking among high school students is on the rise, and teenage girls becoming more likely to drink alcohol than teenage boys, according to a study released last week. An analysis of national data conducted by the National Center on Addiction […]