January 2, 2002

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

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 […]

D.C. protests to expand

Posted 7:46 p.m. March 11 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – An annual Washington, D.C., protest against economic organizations will expand to draw hundreds of war protesters, organizers announced last week. An association of more than 200 organizations led by the National Youth and Student Peace Coalition announced plans last week to […]

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 […]