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.

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 […]

Cadigan finds new home with Colonials

When the buzzer sounded on her final game as a Tufts senior, GW grad student Cara Cadigan couldn’t imagine saying goodbye to the game she loves. “Your last game as a senior, you have that moment of ‘Oh my gosh, I’m never gonna play again,’” Cadigan said. “I had that moment and I definitely wasn’t […]

Calendar

Thursday Clinique Fresh Faces Tour Win free giveaways and meet beauty and fashion industry insiders at this Program Board event.Kogan Plaza 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday Unprecedented Events. Unprecedented Leadership Challenges GW alumnus and Admiral Thad Allen will discuss his experience as national incident commander for the BP oil spill. Jack Morton Auditorium 3 […]