September 23, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 12

Stories from the September 23, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Study abroad grows by 5 to 7 percent

The Office of Study Abroad has seen a sharp increase in students vying to study abroad over the past five years, pushing the University to establish new programs in increasingly diverse nations. About 1,500 GW students chose to study abroad last year, an increase of about 5 to 7 percent in less than a decade. […]

Kennedy Center celebrates 200-year anniversary of Mexico’s independence

Mexican nationals flocked to Foggy Bottom last week to celebrate their country’s independence from Spain. The Kennedy Center’s commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence included a “Fiesta Mexicana,” sponsored by the Mexican Embassy and the Mexican Cultural Institute. Hundreds gathered at the Center’s south plaza on Sept. 15 to be a part of […]

District adds free Wi-Fi to National Mall

Free wireless Internet access points have been installed on the National Mall. The Wi-Fi hotspots – which stretch from 3rd to 14th streets and Independence to Constitution avenues – will be accessible by any compatible computer or device. D.C. undertook the project in collaboration with various federal agencies, including the Department of Agriculture and the […]

Veteran journalists discuss ‘great debates’

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first televised presidential debate between candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, “The Kalb Report” series devoted its Tuesday night show to discussing the history and future of presidential debates with some of the leading members of the journalism world. The program featured CBS News’ Bob Schieffer; veteran […]

The Economist ranks GWSB MBA program No. 73 in the world

The Master of Business Administration program at the GW School of Business is one of the best MBA programs in the country, according to rankings by The Economist. The popular news magazine ranked GW’s MBA program No. 38 in North America, and No. 73 worldwide. In specific categories, GWSB fared even better, ranking first in […]

New Navy Yard park draws residents from across the city

A riverfront park close to the Nationals’ home turf has opened for D.C. residents Sept. 10. Yards Park, marked by a curved, metal bridge that spans a section of the Anacostia River, saw 10,000 people flock to its grand opening. Construction began 18 months ago, but the designing and planning started “years ago,” Michael Stevens, […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up: Promising polling partnership GW and Politico are working together on the bipartisan Battleground poll to measure voter preference in time for the November midterm elections. The announcement of this partnership between the University and the renowned news outlet is both exciting and promising, and it is just one more reminder of how GW […]

Professors donate heavily to Democrats

GW professors and administrators sent more than $43,000 in campaign donations to politicians and organizations over the last year and a half, financial disclosure reports show. Democratic candidates, the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee were the top recipients of campaign contributions – totalling $32,205 – from 39 professors, faculty and others […]

Fraternities vote to strip Interfraternity Council of funding arm

The Interfraternity Council will no longer dole out money to individual fraternities on campus, after the IFC Presidents’ Council voted Tuesday to direct all co-sponsorship requests through the Student Association. The SA Finance Committee considered the IFC an umbrella organization, meaning that it distributed money to related organizations below it. Last year, the IFC was […]