Eric Roper

Senior officials never discussed hippo phase-out

Administrators rebuffed reports last week that the University was phasing out its unofficial hippo mascot, saying it was never discussed by the senior administration and that the bookstore stopped ordering hippo apparel because of a “misunderstanding.” The Hatchet reported Thursday morning that the University was phasing out the hippo in merchandise and at University events […]

Officials: senior administration never discussed hippo phase-out

Sunday, September 21 Administrators rebuffed reports this week that the University was phasing out its unofficial hippo mascot, saying it was never discussed by the senior administration and that the bookstore stopped ordering hippo apparel because of a “misunderstanding.” The Hatchet reported Thursday morning that the University was phasing out the hippo in merchandise and […]

Clubbers attack MPD, bouncers at Skye Lounge

A late night of clubbing turned violent early Sunday morning when several individuals attacked bouncers and police officers in front of the Skye Lounge on 19th and I streets. Randy Walker, 32, allegedly swung a pole at bouncers because they would not let him into the club at about 2 a.m. due to his intoxication, […]

Eric Roper: Get prepared for something different

The one thing that shocked me the most about college was that it wasn’t high school. I arrived here envisioning the next four years to be a mere continuation of my past. But with its large student body and sprawling urban campus, GW was not prepared to recreate those caring, coddling pre-college years. This school […]

CPS, GSPM: Nobel prize winner encourages the study of science

Web Extra Nobel prize winner Leon Ledermen emphasized the importance of teachers and science in a speech to the graduates of the College of Professional Studies and the Graduate School of Political Management at Lisner Auditorium Saturday. Lederman won the prize in 1988 for discovering of ‘neutrino’ particles – which travel at light speed but […]

University set to switch to Gmail

The University will begin using Google Mail as its primary e-mail client next fall, exponentially increasing the amount of online storage space. Memory quotas for students will expand from 20 megabytes to six gigabytes – about 300 times more than the current alotment. Administrators have said for three years that they were considering switching to […]

Julian Bond will speak at graduation

Julian Bond, a civil rights pioneer and chairman of the NAACP, will deliver this year’s keynote address at Commencement on the National Mall. The 68 year-old activist and speaker is most well known for his efforts leading the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He was a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which […]

NAACP chairman will speak at Commencement

Breaking News Monday, March 24, 10:05 a.m. Julian Bond, the chairman of the NAACP, will deliver this year’s keynote address at Commencement, the University announced today. The May 18 appearance on the National Mall coincides with the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination. University spokesperson Tracy Schario said the school recently extended the […]

Clinton will deliver Iraq War address Monday at Marvin Center

Breaking News Saturday, March 15, 10:00 pm. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will deliver a speech about the Iraq war at Marvin Center Monday morning, according to a news release issued by the New York senator Saturday evening. Doors to the Grand Ballroom will open at 8 a.m. and public seats may be requested through […]

Local DJ accuses GW of racism over scheduling of game

A popular D.C. hip hop radio host is criticizing the University for not accommodating several requests to hold a charity basketball game at Smith Center in June. Big Tigger, a disc jockey on WPGC 95.5 FM, indicated to listeners Friday that the University was racist when it said the Smith Center was unavailable on several […]