January 2, 2002

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

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 […]

Scholarship set up to aid students denied funds

Posted 4:16 p.m. April 1 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A scholarship for students denied financial aid due to drug convictions was inaugurated in New York City last week. The foundation of the John W. Perry Fund is one of the first scholarships set up to offer assistance to students that […]

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 […]