February 22, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 44

Stories from the February 22, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

‘King of polling’ plans to donate personal polls to GSPM

Mark Penn, an influential politico who has been dubbed the “king of polling,” announced his plans Friday to gift a portion of his personal collection of polls to establish the Society of Presidential Pollsters within GW’s Graduate School of Political Management. In an interview with The Hatchet from his office in downtown D.C. Friday afternoon, […]

No number given for those affected by e-mail gaffe

The University has still not released the exact number of prospective students who mistakenly received a congratulatory e-mail from the University’s Office of Admissions earlier this month. The confusing e-mail sent on Feb. 4 to Early Decision II applicants – which congratulated recipients on their acceptance to GW, even though some had already been told […]

Professors debate new revenue sources for journalism

Two veteran journalists said government subsidies could be the answer to saving journalism at an event Thursday afternoon in the Marvin Center. Journalist and political blogger John Nichols and Robert McChesney, a political communication professor at The University of Chicago, said the government should give large subsidies to independent journalism organizations to alleviate the pressure […]

FoBoGro set to open in March

Delayed by the snowfall that ground the District to a halt this month, Foggy Bottom Grocery still has no set opening date, but the owners say the market and deli should be up and running by the first week of March. Though the store, which is partly owned by GW alumnus Kris Hart, was last […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Mission Accomplished? Discuss race in the United States during this open forum. Students will tackle the question of whether America has entered a post-racial age. Marvin Center room 404 | 7 to 8:30 p.m. The 4th Annual Hatchet-SA Debate It’s your voice. Use it or lose it. Listen to candidates for president and executive […]

Kalb: journalism needs new Murrow

Journalist Marvin Kalb leaned forward in his armchair and reminisced like he was chatting to a group of old friends. He casually spoke of a chain-smoking, sweaty and brilliant former boss, friend and media icon, as if he himself were not an icon. Kalb and fellow former CBS journalist Robert Vitarelli spoke to 60 students […]

Students learn business at Olympics

Between coursework, behind-the-scenes tours and meetings, and sporting events, a group of GW students’ trip to the Winter Olympics has been much more than a Vancouver vacation. As part of a three-credit course called Behind the Scenes at the 2010 Winter Olympics Games, 28 graduate students are in Vancouver from Feb. 12 to 23, studying […]

Staff Editorial: A great first step

On Friday, after years of having students in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences muddle through a broken advising system, GW announced it will be making a change. The University is finally tackling the issues surrounding advising in CCAS. Naturally, a number of factors will have to work to make sure the changes are […]

Trustees pitch in for service challenge

The University’s highest governing body is stepping up to help students complete first lady Michelle Obama’s community service challenge by pledging to serve at least 60 hours each before Obama’s deadline of May 1. Last October, Board of Trustees members Allan From and Michelle Hagans proposed to the 31 members of the board that each […]