Eric Roper

Eric Roper: The thank yous I never said

So I guess this is how it ends. Thirty column inches and my four-year adventure in college journalism is over. And as I sit down to write this, I’m fairly sure this piece will fail to grasp what The Hatchet has come to mean to me. Before I get too nostalgic, I desperately need to […]

Sophomore’s death caused by alcohol poisoning

Sophomore Laura Treanor’s death this January in Ivory Tower was caused by alcohol poisoning, according to the D.C. Medical Examiner’s office. Beverly Fields, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Medical Examiner, said the cause of death was classified as acute alcohol intoxication, a clinical term for alcohol poisoning. Fields said she could not release Treanor’s blood […]

Man confesses to murder of alumnus

An Ethiopian man has pleaded guilty to the murder of 2007 alumnus Brian Adkins, a Foreign Service officer found dead in his Ethiopia home this February, according to the Adkins family. State Department officials told family members that a man named “Sammy” had admitted to beating Adkins to death with a baseball bat in the […]

At GW, Obama signals new direction for Department of Justice

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder heralded a new era for the Department of Justice in Lisner Auditorium Friday, delicately emphasizing their intentions to move away from the policies of the Bush administration. In brief remarks during the ceremonial installation of Holder, both men emphasized the importance of following the rule of law […]

Cause of student’s death remains a mystery

Four days after the sudden death of sophomore Laura Treanor, the causes of her passing remain largely a mystery to her friends and family. Even as the details of that night emerge, few help explain why the 19-year-old never woke up Friday morning. Laura Treanor, 1989-2009 Friends remember Treanor at memorial service, Catholic Mass Cause […]

School Without Walls anticipates renovated facility

Extensive renovations are underway at the School Without Walls on G Street, and school officials hope the multi-million dollar project will modernize the visibly aging 125-year-old building to provide much-needed resources for academics. Construction on the building, located adjacent to the new GW residence hall on F Street, began this fall and is on schedule […]

Man dies after fall at F Street construction site

A man fell to his death while installing a window on the seventh floor of the new GW residence hall on F Street Tuesday afternoon. Rosaulino Montano, 46, lost his balance on the inside of the building at about 1:30 p.m., and died instantly after he fell out of the window and hit the concrete […]

Obama win spurs White House rally

Never was GW’s proximity to the White House more evident than at the moment hundreds of students left Kogan Plaza and sprinted down Pennsylvania Avenue to President-elect Barack Obama’s future home. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage Chanting “Yes we did!” “USA!” and “O-ba-ma!” they swarmed the gates with unrestrained energy […]

Inside our pages: A presidential photo policy

The Hatchet has gone highbrow, as you can see from the elegant sketch of University President Steven Knapp’s home on today’s page 3. No, we haven’t lost our photographers … or our minds. The Knapps do not allow photography in 1925 F Street – even during Friday’s “Open House.” The reason for this, according to […]

Inside our pages: Some clarifications on our hippo coverage

Hippo or no? It’s time to set the record straight. The Hatchet led its front page on Thursday with a headline reading “Univ. to phase out unofficial hippo mascot,” followed by a strongly worded staff editorial and a cartoon of former president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg walking with his weeping animal off into the sunset. Some […]