January 2, 2002

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

Student activists help to free Chinese prisoner

Posted 11:13 a.m. Feb. 4 By Seth Goldman U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Student activism led to the release of Ngawang Choephel this month, a former Middlebury College student imprisoned for more than 6 years in Chinese prison on charges of espionage and stealing state secrets, according to activists involved in the case. “Individual […]

President, Congress debate tax cuts

Posted 11:09 a.m. Feb 4 By Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush’s federal tax cuts came under attack in Congress last week, following the Congressional Budget Office’s report that the expected surplus had fallen $4 trillion to $1.6 trillion for the next decade. Debate focused on whether or not […]

Journalist still missing; Pakistani president’s visit looms

Posted 10:50 a.m. Feb. 11 By Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – With less than a week until his official visit to Washington, Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf is under intense pressure to orchestrate the rescue of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped last month. The kidnappers, calling themselves the “National […]

COLUMN: Letter from across the pond: Studying in Manchester

Posted 4:46 p.m. March 15 by Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) MANCHESTER, England – British television and radio institution Alistair Cooke submits to the BBC a weekly “Letter from America,” offering commentary on the weeks events in the United States. In said style I would like to offer the U-WIRE audience, you oh, faithful […]

Students, activists react to Florida A&M U. yearbook controversy

Posted 10:40 a.m. Feb. 11 By Seth Goldman U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Criticism has been lodged at the Florida A&M University administration from free press activists and students for prohibiting the distribution of the 2000-01 Rattler yearbook last spring. They allege the university violated students’ constitutional right to freedom of speech. “The university […]

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 […]

Senate to continue hashing out Shays-Meehan; edits expected

Posted 8:58 p.m. Feb. 25 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate will reconvene this week to continue debate of the Shays-Meehan campaign finance reform bill that would ban “soft money” political contributions. The Shays-Meehan bill passed the House on Feb. 14. The bill restricts television campaign ads funded by […]