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Bush taps alum to be next Director of National Intelligence

A GW alum from the ’80s is heading to Capitol Hill today to become the nation’s top spy. The U.S. Senate will begin confirmation hearings Thursday on President George W. Bush’s nominee for the next director of national intelligence, 1986 graduate Mike McConnell. Bush nominated McConnell, who received a master’s degree in Public Administration from […]

TONIC liquor license decision indefinitely delayed

D.C. officials announced Wednesday that the liquor license application for TONIC, a restaurant and bar set to replace Quigley’s on 21st and G streets, is delayed indefinitely. TONIC, co-owned by GW alumnus Jeremy Pollak, faced zoning difficulties earlier this year. The Hatchet reported that permission for construction was delayed while permits were reviewed in April. […]

Students protest local McDonalds

About 20 people including 6 GW students protested low wages for McDonald’s employees Saturday outside the fast-food chain’s store on Columbia and 18th streets in Adams Morgan. Protesters, who included Georgetown students and impromptu supporters, painted their faces like clowns and wore clown costumes outside the restaurant. They carried signs reading “No More Mexplotiation” and […]

Volunteering at GW and nationwide up

More students are volunteering at GW and nationwide, according to a recent national study and the Office of Community Services. The Corporation for National and Community Service report, which analyzed data from the U.S. Census, found a 20 percent increase in the rate of volunteer work among Americans 16 to 24 from 2002 to 2005. […]

Drag queens parade down 17th Street in annual race

Men dressed in drag costumes ranging from a cheerleader to a giant banana paraded down 17th Street Tuesday evening in the 20th anniversary of the annual “17th Street High Heel Race.” Thousands attended the “17th Street High Heel Race,” which was sponsored by JR’s Bar and Grill. The race began at 9 p.m. and was […]

Blackboard sues software company over patent infringement

Blackboard, the company that developed GW’s online academic portal, is suing another software company for patent infringement. Blackboard filed the lawsuit against Desire2Learn in July for selling a similar online service to Texas universities. The Ontario-based Desire2Learn filed a rebuttal to Blackboard’s complaint last month, stating that Blackboard’s patent is too broad to be enforced. […]

GW hosts city-wide graduate school fair

GW hosted one of the East coast’s largest professional school fairs for Monday and Tuesday in the Smith Center, event organizers said. A committee from the D.C. Consortium of Colleges and Universities organizes the event, which they expected to draw more than 2,000 people. GW, American, Howard, Catholic, George Mason, Marymount, Gallaudet, Trinity and the […]