Jake Sherman

Jake Sherman: What you don’t know can hurt you

Last year, the off-campus fraternity Alpha Pi Epsilon was the target of a major University Police Department shakedown. GW had been looking to stifle the organization for many years, reportedly concerned about students’ well-being during a rigorous and sometimes dangerous pledging process. In a room raid, one officer confiscated a student’s prescribed Xanax, leading to […]

Inside Our Pages | Jake Sherman: An ad, certainly not an endorsement

Sometimes advertisements in newspapers can take on a life of their own. An advertisement that appeared in The Hatchet on April 14 did just that. On Page 2, our campus news page, David Horowitz, a controversial conservative author who has appeared at GW, took out a half-page ad claiming that the Muslim Student Association is […]

Hobbs named in coaching search

The post-Final Four coaching carousel is spinning and some think GW’s head men’s basketball coach is aboard, waiting to be plucked. The Providence Journal reported that Karl Hobbs, who just finished his seventh year at the helm of a Colonials basketball program he revitalized, is a candidate for the head coaching job at Providence College. […]

Jake Sherman: Pelosi shows youth matters

While Ryan Crocker, the ambassador to Iraq, and Gen. David Petraeus, America’s top military commander in Iraq, sat in front of lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the top legislator in America sat with four college students in Gelman Library. Weird. The night before, we spent hours ticking off the questions. Sitting on the second floor of […]

Director of national intelligence to speak at CCAS graduation

Wednesday, April 9, 10:23 a.m. The director of national intelligence will speak at this year’s Columbian College of Art and Science’s graduation ceremony. Mike McConnell, who received a master’s from GW in 1986, will also receive an honorary doctorate of public service during the noon event. “I am deeply honored to be returning to my […]

Nats finally find a home

It took 22 months, 450 truckloads of dirt per day, 25 miles of pilling and 3,500 pieces of steel. But after more than $600 million of public funding the nomadic Washington Nationals finally have a place to call home. Nearly two years of digging brought out a glistening diamond from decrepit dust. The construction of […]

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 […]

Dell approved for honorary degree

The Board of Trustees approved the president and CEO of the Dell Computer Corporation and the director of national intelligence to receive honorary degrees earlier this month, a step which could make them eligible to speak at Commencement in May. Although the University would not confirm that Michael Dell or Vice Admiral John Michael McConnell […]