October 9, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 15

Stories from the October 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Former pages, interns in Foley scandal spotlight

In the wake of last week’s congressional sex scandal, the GW community is garnering national attention through its ties with Capitol Hill. ABC News released several e-mails Sept. 28 between Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) and pages working in the House of Representatives. Former pages soon provided ABC with more sexually explicit e-mails and instant messages, […]

SASS may see future budget cuts

After the cancelation of the University’s free newspaper program and annual preseason basketball pep event, officials say budget cuts could be worse in future years. A $900,000 Student and Academic Support Services budget cut resulted in the discontinuation of the GW Reads free newspaper program and the Colonials Invasion basketball pep event, saving the University […]

New Washington interest group devotes itself to science

With debates over stem cell research, natural resources, environmental hazards and threats of high-tech terrorist attacks sweeping national politics, it’s a surprise that the scientific community went for so long without its own lobbying team in Washington. But that time is over. The organization Scientists and Engineers for America was officially founded on Sept. 27 […]

Academic programs may receive new funds this month

University officials said they expect to release $1 million for academic spending late next week, pending a census by the Office of Institutional Research. Last year the University withheld $2 million from the academic budget, but said half of that amount may be available to University academic departments pending a review of enrollment numbers conducted […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Former NAACP Youth Director Speaks Come see Brandon Neal speak about youth activism and his political experiences. 8 to 9:15 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Tuesday Year Two Career Seminar: Sophomores Learn how the Career Center can help you implement a plan to obtain major-related internships and jobs. 5 to 6 p.m. Strong Hall Piano […]

“Reliable Sources” begins taping at SMPA

CNN news program “Reliable Sources” taped for the first time at GW Friday in front of a full-capacity live audience that left 90 people on standby, Director of Media Relations Tracy Schario said. The show is hosted by Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz who discusses the job of journalism and how the media influences […]

GW’s Battleground Poll: Country is going in wrong direction

Sixty-two percent of people think the country is on the wrong track, according to a new GW poll conducted in September and released last week. The George Washington University’s Battleground political poll released Thursday found that more than half of the 1,000 participants said the country was headed in the wrong direction. The poll was […]

Week in Review Slideshow

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GW Briefs

Professor Entman receives distinguished career achievement award Media and Public Affairs professor Robert Entman received the Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association. Entman, who came to the School of Media and Public Affairs last spring, is working on his next book, “Media Bias Scandals.” He has worked at universities […]

National Mall will probably host Commencement for second year

University officials are planning to hold Commencement on the National Mall for a second year. “The current plan is to hold Commencement on the National Mall, and we are proceeding along those lines,” said Michael Freedman, vice president of Communications, in an e-mail. Last year’s Commencement ceremony took place on the Mall due to planned […]