January 2, 2002

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

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 […]

Supreme Court to hear Gonzaga graduate’s case

Posted 11:36 a.m. Jan. 28 By Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court announced last week it will decide the reach of federal legislation that protects student records. The Court will hear a case involving a Gonzaga University graduate who wants to sue the school for disclosing a rape complaint to […]

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 […]

U. Minnesota technicians’ case extension denied by Supreme Court

Posted 5:43 p.m. March 6 by Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court strengthened states’ rights and reaffirmed the power of the 11th Amendment in their ruling last week in a discrimination case. The High Court reaffirmed earlier decisions that states are separate entities with specific laws that the federal government […]

U.S. deploys troops to Philippines

Posted 11:41 a.m. Jan. 28 By Rob Torte U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Continuing a global fight against terrorism, the United States deployed 850 Special Forces troops to the Philippines in the past few weeks, according to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld and Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo have claimed that U.S. forces are […]