April 8, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 54

Stories from the April 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Service proposals awarded funding

The Public Service Grant Commission received more than 25 applications for $20,000 in grant money that will be given to students with their own service-learning projects, an administrator said this week. The Division of Student and Academic Support Services announced the grant program in October, saying it was designed to support the Michelle Obama Service […]

Murdoch talks bias, future of news at Kalb Report

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was on the defensive at Tuesday night’s installment of the Kalb Report, firing back at critics and audience members who said Murdoch’s media empire was tainted by a conservative bias. Murdoch – chairman and CEO of News Corporation, which owns the Wall Street Journal and FOX News Network, among other media […]

Crew teams prepare to host regatta

In an annual rite of spring, men’s and women’s rowers from a dozen different schools around the country will descend on D.C. to take part in the 23rd George Washington Invitational Regatta this weekend. The event, which will take place on the Potomac River, is the first of two home races for GW’s women’s team, […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday The Business Response to Climate Change Listen to panelists speak about green visions for their companies. Jack Morton Auditorium | 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday Habitat for Humanity Club Night Drink, dance and raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Eye Bar | 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive Make […]

Sports in Brief

Three win weekly awards A trio of GW athletes earned weekly awards from the Atlantic 10 this week, with women’s tennis player Mimi Hamling being named the conference’s Co-Player and Co-Rookie of the Week and women’s water polo’s Allison Peotter and Charlotte Schou being named Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the week, […]

Staff Editorial: More support for those who serve

On Sunday, May 16, the GW class of 2010 will become the third graduating class at GW to hear a first lady speak at Commencement – but they will be the first graduates to have worked specifically for that honor. Perhaps the biggest story of this academic year has been Michelle Obama’s service challenge to […]

Pulitzer Center will offer grant to selected SMPA student

Correction appended A newly formed partnership with the Pulitzer Center will offer one student in the School of Media and Public Affairs “the chance of a lifetime,” the school’s director announced last week. SMPA Director Frank Sesno said the partnership will offer a selected SMPA student $10,000 to allow him or her the opportunity to […]

Young America’s Foundation: We aim to expand dialogue

As Matt Ingoglia freely admits in his March 29 column, he did not attend our celebration of traditional marriage in Kogan Plaza last week, nor did he attend the protest of our event held by members of a so-called student group, “Students for Marriage Equality.” Perhaps this is why Ingoglia makes many untrue assumptions concerning […]

Leak in Mitchell Hall floods rooms on sixth, seventh floors

A water leak caused by a hole in a heating, ventilating and air conditioning supply line caused rooms on the seventh and sixth floors of Mitchell Hall to fill with water Monday morning, a University official said. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said the flood was stabilized within 30 minutes of students reporting the problem. “Students […]