January 2, 2002

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

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 […]

National Student Labor Day of Action rises up against corporate greed

Posted 5:46 p.m. April 8 by Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Students, laborers, immigrant rights and community organizations gathered across the country last week for the third annual National Student Labor Day of Action to show their opposition to “corporate greed,” according to a statement released by a coalition of groups known […]

Enron execs knew of financial troubles, says letter

Posted 10:20 p.m. Jan. 16 By Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE Washington Bureau (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Enron executives were aware of their company’s financial problems and of falsified accounting records three months before they filed for bankruptcy, according to a letter released this week by a congressional committee. Top Enron officials are also under investigation for […]

Amnesty International, others criticize U.S. human rights report

Posted 3:21 p.m. March 11 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – China and Russia lead the world in human rights violations, according to the State Department’s Human Rights Report for 2001. The annual report was released last week, amid allegations of bias and favoritism toward U.S. allies. “The worldwide promotion of human […]

Students claim anti-drug ads are ineffective, waste of money

Posted 4:18 p.m. Feb. 25 by Mira Katz U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Student activists are furious over a new “misleading and offensive” White House ad that draws a link between recreational drug users and terrorism. The $130 million ad campaign portrays terrorists purchasing weapons and bomb materials with illegal drug money from young […]

Sept. 11 photo project travels to D.C.

Posted 8:41 p.m. April 8 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A traveling exhibit of photographs that depict scenes from the terrorists’ attacks of Sept. 11 ended a month-long stay at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., last week. The Sept. 11 Photo Project, the official name of the exhibit, is […]

Walker Lindh Faces Life in Prison

Posted 8:07 p.m. Jan. 22 By Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The American man captured with Taliban forces in Afghanistan in November was formally charged with three federal crimes, the Justice Department announced last week. John Walker Lindh was charged with conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals, providing material support and resources […]

Report shows minority business majors dropping

Posted 5:37 p.m. Feb. 25 by Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Minorities earned significantly fewer undergraduate business degrees in the 1990s than previous decades, according to a report released this month by the Diversity Pipeline Alliance. This disparity will have disastrous effects on companies, the report warned, when normal hiring resumes after […]