Alex Byers

Alex Byers: You made this happen

When you reach the end, it’s only natural to think about how you got to where you are. Looking back, I don’t really know the how or why. It just kind of happened. For many Hatchet staffers past and present, the journey at 2140 G St. is a measured one – a consistent, steady path, […]

Hatchet wins seven regional awards

The Hatchet has been named a finalist in seven categories for the Region II Mark of Excellence Awards. The awards, given out by the Society of Professional Journalists, are arguably the most highly coveted awards in collegiate journalism. The paper will learn what place each submission received at a conference in late March. If a […]

Hatchet elects French as next editor in chief

The Hatchet staff elected Lauren French to be its next editor in chief last night. Pending approval from The Hatchet’s Board of Directors, French will take the reins on April 27. A sophomore and Florida native, she has worked at The Hatchet since the beginning of her freshman year. She currently serves as an assistant […]

MIT vice chancellor to take provost position

Photo courtesy Donna Coveney/MIT News Office Steven Lerman, current vice chancellor and dean for graduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be GW’s next provost, Lerman and University officials have confirmed. Speaking briefly over the phone Wednesday afternoon, Lerman said it is “with great honor and with incredible excitement” that he accepts the […]

No number given for those affected by e-mail gaffe

The University has still not released the exact number of prospective students who mistakenly received a congratulatory e-mail from the University’s Office of Admissions earlier this month. The confusing e-mail sent on Feb. 4 to Early Decision II applicants – which congratulated recipients on their acceptance to GW, even though some had already been told […]

Confusing admissions e-mail went to all Early Decision II applicants

The misleading e-mail sent from the Office of Admissions to a number of prospective students earlier this month was sent to all Early Decision II applicants, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions Kathy Napper said in a statement Thursday. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said Monday evening that the e-mail, which was sent Feb. 10 and congratulated […]

Student reports assault in library

A female student was forcibly fondled in Gelman Library last weekend, according to a University Crime Alert sent out Wednesday afternoon. The alleged victim, whose age was not disclosed, was “assisting the suspect” when the suspect “put his hands down her pants and up her shirt,” according to the Crime Alert. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard […]

Forcible fondling reported in Gelman

A woman was forcibly fondled in Gelman Library last weekend, according to an Infomail sent out this afternoon. The victim was “assisting the subject” when he put his hands down her pants and up her shirt, according to the e-mail. The alert does not say if the victim was a student, Gelman employee, or other […]

Alumnus arrested in phone-tampering plot against senator

Recent alumnus Stan Dai was charged today as an accomplice in a plan to tamper with the phones at Sen. Mary Landreiu’s offices, according to multiple news reports. The 24-year-old Dai, who was politically active on campus during his stint at GW, helped two men pose as telephone repairmen and try to gain access to […]