In his letter to The Hatchet last week, second-year law student Michael Zolandz claims to be kidding us not when he misquotes what President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said in an interview with Bob Levey of The Washington Post. I quote directly from the interview, available for fact checking at www.washingtonpost.com: “Levey Live.” A recent GW graduate, contributing to the conversation, says: “The only thing that I consider lacking (from my GW experience) is the relationship between students and the administration.administrators have forgotten what it’s like to be students, and students have no idea what it takes to run a university.” President Trachtenberg, by way of reply, mentions the range of opportunities that exist for conversation between him and students: his regular office hours, campus town meetings with students, his sleepover each year in Thurston Hall, eating regularly at campus dining facilities, scheduled meetings with student leadership groups, events at his home for students, and so on. He concludes: “I don’t think GW or its administration lags in contact with the student body. I haven’t heard that complaint from undergradua
This article appeared in the October 7, 1999 issue of the Hatchet.