Keegan Bales

SPJ honors The Hatchet with 14 regional awards

The Hatchet took home more newspaper and online honors than any other student publication in the region at the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards last month. The Mark of Excellence Awards recognizes the best in collegiate print, radio, television and online journalism. Anyone enrolled in a college or university working toward a […]

GW gives full rides to 9 D.C. students

Correction appended University President Steven Knapp surprised nine D.C. public school seniors with full-ride Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarships Friday morning, an unexpected gift for the students, many of whom would not been able to attend college otherwise. The scholarships, which include full tuition, room and board, books and fees, are valued at over $200,000 each. […]

Professor under fire for water study

Editor’s note (Aug. 21, 2009) A June 2009 report from The Washington Post said that an investigation into the matter showed Guidotti did not intentionally try to deceive NIH journal readers. The sentence “There appears to have been no identifiable public health impact from the elevation of lead in drinking water in Washington DC in […]

Obama taps alumna for Veterans Affairs post

Tammy Duckworth, a graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs, was nominated by President Barack Obama on Tuesday to serve as an assistant secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Her duties will include supervising the department’s public affairs operations, internal communications and intergovernmental relations. Duckworth, who graduated from GW with a master’s degree […]

Students rally in support of Israel

Correction appended More than 100 students gathered in Kogan Plaza Thursday evening to show their support for Israel in the violent Gaza conflict that shook the country for several weeks. Wearing blue and white ribbons, the colors of the Israeli flag, students at the rally shared personal stories and experiences to defend Israel and what […]