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‘Scooter’ Trial Underway
2003. He has not been charged withthe leak itself, but his grand jurytestimony in the investigation of theleak raised the suspicion of Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney and SpecialCounsel in the Plame investigation.FBI agent Deborah Bond has toldthe jury in Libby’s trial that he leftout some information about meetingswith reporters in his interviews withthe FBI.She has also shed light on con-tradictions in Libby’s testimony,including his recollections of a phoneconversation which, according toLibby, ﬁrst did not include mention of Plame, and then did include mentionof her with Libby denying knowledgethat she worked at the CIA.Bond also said that Libby deniedtelling former White House presssecretary Ari Fleischer about Plame.Fleischer testiﬁed recently that Libbydid tell him about her identity.Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller also has contradictedwhat Libby has told investigators,testifying that he identiﬁed Plame as
It is being called “the most-watchedtrial in Washington,” and the trial of Lewis “Scooter” Libby may commandattention for weeks to come. Libby is being tried on charges of perjury andobstruction of justice in the investiga-tion into the leaking of the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame.Libby was Chief of Staff to VicePresident Dick Cheney before Plame’sidentity was leaked to reporters ina CIA employee in two meetings prior to when Libby has said he ﬁrst heardthe information.The meetings occurred after thedate of a note that Libby took indicat-ing that Cheney himself told him of Plame’s identity.Defense attorneys for Mr. Libbyhave argued that he was a scapegoatfor the White House, but that argu-ment has been partially discredited byevidence that Cheney in October 2003directed Scott McClellan, the currentWhite House press secretary, to denythat Libby had any role in the leak.After Plame’s identity was pub-licized, allegations ﬂew that it wasleaked on purpose by a White Housethat was working to discredit Plame’shusband, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson. Wilson had been senton a mission to investigate whether or not reports were true that Iraq wasattempting to purchase uranium fromAfrica.Wilson has said that he told U.S.ofﬁcials that the reports were base-less, but the claim was made by thePresident in his 2003 State of theUnion address.After this, Wilson accused theadministration of manipulating Iraqintelligence. The leak of Plame’s iden-tity as a CIA employee occurred justone week after Wilson’s accusation.
Career Day Approaching: Resume Ready?
Courtesy CSM Career Center
Spending our Winter Holidayshoveling gave us all a chance tocontemplate the pleasures of hav-ing a career that really ﬁts with our talents, interests, and life goals. Ronand the gang (Art, Debbie, and Lin)welcome you all back to school andannounce our biggest Spring Recruit-ing Season yet!Following our record-breakingCareer Day in the Fall, our February13 event is the biggest ever Spring fair,with 155 companies attending – some-thing for every major! Many of thesehave jobs posted on DiggerNet (check NOW for upcoming resume submis-sion deadlines) and a wide variety of employers are reserving a room to dointerviews on February 14.Wouldn’t it besweet to lock inYOUR career or summer intern-ship! The hardcopy version of theCareer Day Guideis now availablein the Career Center. Find the onlineversion plus a link to “Who wantsMY major?” at http://www.mines.edu/stu_life/career/cd_students.htm.Be sure that you have a currentresume on DiggerNet - a new resume packet is now available in the Career Center and online.Congratulations and thanks to thestudents whose“employer ap- proved” resumesare in our packet.These are meantto be just a guideto help you for-mat your own personalized resume, being sure toinclude the information employerswant to see.Remember, Information Sessionsare a GREAT way to begin network-ing, identify “culture ﬁt” of employ-ers to your nature, explore choice of major and, often, enjoy food while youlearn about the companies!Watch DiggerNet for notice of these Info Sessions and contact Lin inthe Career Center to be a student hostfor them. We hope you’ve been catch-ing the ROOTBEER FLOATS touringthe campus. Upcoming Career Center workshops are displayed below:We are here to help if you haveany questions. Drop by the Career Center (next door to the Registrar)for help with DiggerNet access, mock interviews (the best value for your money in interview preparation) andresume critiques.We also have information ontypical salaries (our website under 2005-2006 Annual Report) to helpguide you in planning your “Life after Mines.” Welcome back! We hopeyou had a great break and are readyto rock!!!
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StuGovs Getting Together
In an attempt to address the issueof communication between studentsand the state government, the Associ-ated Students of the Colorado Schoolof Mines, in conjunction with other Colorado schools,are attempting re-vive an organiza-tion that acts as ago-between.Student govern-ments from stateschools will jointogether to supportcauses that are im- portant to the col-lege students theyrepresent. The purpose is to givestudents a voice inthe state legislature, beyond voting onissues that appear in elections.The original organization, createdfor the same purpose as the new AlliedStudents of Colorado, was dissolved because of internal issues. However,members of the work group for rein-stating the organization are conﬁdentthat the new edition will be moreeffective.The project is in the planningstages, but the work group has beenable to work out the structure of theorganization, and the bylaws. Thenext meeting will beheld on March 4
.The group is fo-cused on getting bet-ter funding for higher education purposes,including reducingthe price of text- books. It is difﬁcultfor student govern-ments to get fundingfrom the state, butthe Allied Studentsof Colorado hope toeventually be able tohire lobbyists to pursue their causes.Similar groups in Arizona andOregon have been successful. Theyhave even been able to hire full-timelobbyists that make the organization’scauses their own. This is the model towhich the Allied Students of Coloradoaspires.Thus far, the organization is in the planning stage, accepting help fromvolunteer lobbyists.
“Student govern-ments from state schools will jointogether to support causes that are im- portant to the college students they repre- sent.”
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