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.

Man charged with threatening University

A former GW employee was arrested last week after he allegedly called a University office and made threats to “kill faculty and students,” according to court documents and a Metropolitan Police Department report. James Ripley Markley Jr., a former mailroom employee who has not worked at the University for several years, was arrested Feb. 15 […]

University apologizes for faulty South Hall elevators

Web Exclusive A University official apologized to residents of the University’s newest residence hall in an e-mail Friday, after elevator issues have continued to plague the building throughout the year. Mechanical issues have caused elevators in South Hall to be out of commission for several days at a time, resulting in long wait times, late […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Storm on the horizon

In November 2008, the University was dangerously moving forward with building a Science and Engineering Complex projected to cost up to $350 million at a time when the nation was spiraling into a recession. In a column titled “Checking the State of the Pequod,” I warned GW to “keep a weather eye on the horizon” […]

‘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 […]