Amanda Mantone

Talking with Tucker

After almost six months of broadcasting at GW, CNN Crossfire host Tucker Carlson says he is extremely pleased with the nightly student audience. The conservative pundit weighed in on Crossfire’s presence at GW as well as President George W. Bush’s foreign policy when the Hatchet sat down with him last week. Hatchet: How has attendance […]

Fall Rush numbers down

Interfraternity Council members said fraternities may reorganize rush week this spring to more closely resemble the structured recruitment of the Panhellenic Association, after some Greek-letter groups experienced abnormally low recruitment this week. Both the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association reported strong Greek-letter interest this year, but many fraternities said their pledge classes were smaller than […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Freedom Quilt highlights Freedom Fair

The Freedom Quilt may be in storage for now, but student co-chairs Taryn Schaberg and Ari Mittleman say their work on the project is far from over. The quilt, taken down a day early because of rain, was on display on the National Mall last week as part of National Civic Participation Week. “The week […]

9/11: Officials debate WTC options, Pentagon renovations complete

Plans to rebuild and memorialize the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan are under revision as the finishing touches to the Pentagon’s rebuilt E-ring near completion in time for the one-year anniversary of September 11. Officials in New York selected six plans out of thousands submitted for ground zero last July. CNN is currently […]

9/11: Applications increase to NY, D.C. schools

New York University junior Daniel Kline remembers exactly where he was the morning of September 11. Kline lives mere blocks from the World Trade Center and volunteered at ground zero for days after the towers collapsed. “People, more or less, have gotten themselves back to normal now,” Kline said. “But people still cry and talk […]

Fees threaten WRGW

GW’s online radio station, WRGW, could stop playing music this fall if Congress approves a fee set in previous copyright legislation. The new fees, which were announced in June, could charge stations thousands of dollars in royalties retroactive to 1998, the year the Digital Millennium Act took effect. James Billington, the librarian of Congress, set […]

Chaplain calls for dialogue

The Marvin Center will soon pulsate with the sound of international music on Sunday mornings when a new religious leader brings his own unique brand of ministry to campus. The Rev. Jonathan Siafa Johnson, a native of Liberia and the first International minister on the Board of Chaplains, said he came to GW last year […]

Mayer, Black pack GW venues

Thousands of students took time out of moving into their rooms and flocked to sold-out events this weekend as part of a revamped, larger Welcome Week, which included a carnival on the Quad and performances by comedian Lewis Black and singer John Mayer. Mayer attracted the largest audience of the Labor Day weekend, strumming his […]

ISS works to speed access

Persistent problems with GW Web sites, slow Webmail and old University computers could be ending soon, once an Information Systems and Services plan to update hardware and software campus-wide is complete. GW Chief Information Officer David Swartz said GW has a short and long-term plan to alleviate problems with e-mail and consolidate the GW Web […]

New CCAS dean to fix advising

William Frawley said he plans to address academic advising concerns and will work for a national ranking for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences as he takes over as dean of GW’s largest school this summer. The former director of academic programming and planning at the University of Delaware will take over for Jean […]