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.

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 […]

WEB EXTRA: Good ol’ fashioned fun at the fair

In 1854, Richmond hosted the first State Fair of Virginia, and over 150 years later, Virginians from all walks of life still flock to the capital city for the fair. Last week, I joined their ranks to participate in the event. Despite all the fun ways to blow cash at the fair, for me the […]

Univ. to move smoking areas farther from buildings

Soon smokers on campus may have to do more than just go outside to have a cigarette. A cross-departmental initiative to evaluate second-hand smoking on campus began this summer with representatives from the Offices of Risk Management, Residential Property Management, Facilities Planning and GW Housing Programs. The departments decided to relocate smoking areas further from […]