Brandon Butler

Budget cuts to be $4 million less than last year

Officials said programming and academic cuts are expected to be less drastic next year due in part to increased fundraising. Last year, an $8 million gap forced the University to reallocate money and cut academic and service programs. This year, only $4 million will need to be made up, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou […]

Brandon Butler: Down the stairs and into the world

Every time I’ve walked into The Hatchet townhouse – across the street from GW Deli – I’ve walked, or run, up a flight of stairs to get to the editorial offices where I work. After this article, I will no longer have a need to go up those stairs. In a sense, with this final […]

Virginia Tech shootings spark Nott debate

GW officials came under fire last year after the University removed former student Jordan Nott from housing and barred him from campus after he met with counselors for his depression. About 15 months after Nott filed a lawsuit against GW for what he called unfair treatment of mental patients, Cho Seung-Hui, a student at Virginia […]

Ongoing Thurston construction blocks sidewalk

Some students said they feel unsafe because of the effects of a renovation project of GW’s largest freshman residence hall. The sidewalk along 19th Street between E and F streets has been closed for months and has forced pedestrians to either walk on the road of a busy one-way street or cross the street to […]

Billy Crystal to headline Colonials Weekend

Comedian, movie star and Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crystal will headline next year’s Colonials Weekend, the University announced Wednesday. Crystal will perform October 12 and 13 at 9:30 p.m. at Smith Center for the annual combined parents’ and alumni weekend festivities in October, according to a University press release. “He’s an icon,” said Director of […]

News Analysis: Schools’ search for a speaker

Last December, Emory University’s student newspaper, The Wheel, reported that university president James Wagner would be the school’s keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony. Within two weeks, 600 Emory students signed a petition and had convinced the University to start a search to find a new keynote speaker. By late March, Emory announced that global […]

Wolf Blitzer, academics, politicians to receive honorary degrees

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer will speak at Commencement in addition to keynote speaker University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, GW announced Thursday. Blitzer is one of five honorary degree recipients who will address graduates and families at the University-wide event May 20, according to a University news release. Other recipients include Ralph Cicerone, president of the […]

Trachtenberg slated to headline Commencement

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will address graduates next month as the keynote speaker in his final Commencement ceremony as president of GW. The outgoing president confirmed Wednesday morning that he will headline the graduation event on the National Mall May 20. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Charles Manatt will be the keynote speaker […]

WEB UPDATE: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to speak at Commencement

Posted Thursday, April 12, 8:52 p.m. Updated Thursday, April 12, 10:26 p.m. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer will speak at Commencement in addition to keynote speaker University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, the University announced Thursday evening. Blitzer is one of five honorary degree recipients who will address graduates and families at the University-wide event May 20, […]

Student Service Center to occupy Marvin Center’s vacant ground floor space

A student service center will occupy the vacant ground-floor space in the Marvin Center next year, officials told student leaders last week. Administrators met with student leaders Thursday to discuss how several departments located across Foggy Bottom will be moved to the 5,000-square-foot location in the Marvin Center, which has been vacant for nearly one […]