January 2, 2002

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

Drug, alcohol-related arrests up on college campuses, study finds

Posted 10:58 a.m. Feb. 4 By Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Drug and alcohol-related arrests on campuses doubled between 1999 and 2000, according to a study released last week by the Department of Education. Many college officials attribute the trend to a more casual attitude about drug use. The study, based on […]

Officials ponder national ID card

Posted 11:03 a.m. Feb. 4 By Rob Torte U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – State officials have asked Congress for more than $100 million to link all 50 state driver’s license databases together for the purpose of creating a national identification card. According to the American Association of Motor Vehicles, licenses have already “become a […]

More graduates with loan debt than ever before

Posted 5:45 p.m. March 13 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As the nation watches the Enron scandal unfold after the energy giant’s bankruptcy earlier this year, another looming debt crisis remains largely ignored: the increasing level of college students graduating with high debt levels. According to “The Burden of Borrowing,” a […]

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 […]