Posts Tagged ‘George Mason University’

Metro Train Strikes and Kills GMU Student

A Metro train struck and killed a 21-year-old George Mason University athlete early Sunday morning while he was on the Orange line tracks in between the East Falls Church and Ballston stops.
Patrick Sibley, a rising senior, was a volleyball player and is being remembered by the University as a "world-class athlete."
“The Mason community is deeply [...]

Pershing Park Case: Charles Ramsey Enters The Evidence Hall of Fame

Last week, it was announced that former Metropolitan Police Department Chief Charles Ramsey will be inducted into the inaugural class of George Mason University's Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame. George Mason's version of a policing Cooperstown hailed the former chief with a lengthy bio, concluding on its website:
"A nationally recognized innovator, educator and practitioner of [...]

Morning Roundup: Unhappy Pranksters, Unhappy Racists, Unhappy Guinea Pigs Edition

IT'S BEST OF D.C.! Hey, pick up a paper! It weighs, like, 2 pounds this week and is filled with the usual mix of staff picks (the stuff no one cares about) and readers poll results (precisely the opposite). And in that readers poll, Best Wizards Player honors go to...Gilbert Arenas, for whom today is [...]

Morning Roundup: Broder’s Gonna Work It Out Edition

This time, it's not about a charticle. In today's Post, David Broder takes on Dana Milbank, Jason Horowitz, and "journalists who fancy themselves great campaign strategists." Our video guy is standing by.
HEY SPEAKING OF THE POST: One of the paper's boldface names stinks up the joint with a widely ridiculed column, the paper's executive editor [...]

Dinosaurs: Not the Prehistoric Lardasses We Thought They Were

Geoffrey Birchard, an associate professor at George Mason University, helped discover a problem. According to a press release sent out by GMU, Birchard and his crew figured out that the traditional method for calculating the mass of dinosaurs was faulty.
As such, the release states: "some dinosaurs may actually have weighed as little as half as [...]

Our Morning Round-Up: The Day After Average Day

Good morning, City Desk readers. Did y'all enjoy your average day? Check out our average day tag to read yesterday's reporting experiment in full. Now for Freedom Friday:

George Mason University's economics department (known for its unquantifiable love of freedom) is losing the very smart Peter T. Leeson to the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory [...]

College Rag Wrap Up for Feb. 9

College Rag Wrap-up: Your weekly roundup of what’s new(s) in D.C. college papers (and blogs). Each Monday, City Desk summarizes the most interesting stories from college oriented newspapers and blogs in the area. Links are compiled by City Paper intern Ryan J. Reilly, who is an editor at Catholic University’s student newspaper, the Tower.