Jake Sherman

Jake Sherman: The coattail campaign

When Brand Kroeger walked into Jack Morton Auditorium for the second annual Hatchet-Student Association debate Tuesday night, he looked down at his jeans, brown boat shoes and flannel shirt in a moment of bewilderment. “Was I supposed to dress up for this thing?” Kroeger asked in his Southern drawl. SA President Nicole Capp was also […]

Smith Center gets $10 million

For at least five years, GW’s head men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs has been pushing for a “world-class” academic facility for student-athletes. Jack Kvancz, the director of athletics, has been stuck entertaining boosters at a dilapidated Smith Center. The women’s and men’s basketball teams have failed to impress recruits and visiting teams with the facility’s […]

University receives largest donation in history for Smith Center

Breaking News Web Update Thursday, Feb. 14, 1:58 p.m. One of GW’s biggest benefactors will give the largest single donation in University history to renovate the campus’s main athletic building. The Charles E. Smith Family, Robert H. Smith Family and Robert and Arlene Kogod donated $10 million to completely renovate Smith Center, the 32-year-old building […]

Sixth-straight loss

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 3 – In these 17 games, the GW men’s basketball team has precipitously fallen from conference champion to last place in its conference. And on Super Bowl Sunday, Temple was nearly the panacea for change that it has been in the past. Two years ago, during GW’s historic run through its conference, the […]

Inside Our Pages: A program worth discussing

In recent years, one of The Hatchet’s goals has been to become more engaged in the Foggy Bottom community. We have made strides in accomplishing this goal with events such as our Hatchet-sponsored Student Association debate. But flip over to A2 and you will see our biggest effort to date. The Hatchet is starting a […]

The drive to win

(click the Play button for our narrated slideshow, produced by Jake Sherman and Sam Salkin with photos by Ben Solomon) WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Tony Taylor can score. He says he does not like to, but he has done it this season in many different ways. Three-pointers, daunting slashes to the basket and even, with his […]

GW deals Saint Louis historic blow

Web Update Friday, January 11, 1:08 a.m. For the second time in two weeks, a basketball team scored less than 30 points at Smith Center. Last week it was the women’s team over Brown University. This time, it was the GW men’s basketball team that dismantled Atlantic 10 rival Saint Louis 49-20 in front of […]

APES rat out hazing to officials

Several members of the Alpha Pi Epsilon fraternity feared for their safety during pledging and secretly reported severe hazing violations to the University, a high-level official with direct knowledge of the investigation told The Hatchet. Five or six members of APES called anonymous tip lines and also told University officials in person they were concerned […]

University busts APES leaders

The University launched an unprecedented investigation last week into the Alpha Pi Epsilon fraternity, pulling students out of classes for questioning, confiscating cell phones and placing some of the group’s leaders on a 21-day suspension. The investigation stems from credible evidence that the group would be engaging in “dangerous hazing activities” this past weekend, said […]

Knowing the new leader

First in a series exploring the Knapp presidency Steven Knapp does not remember where he read the news and only vaguely remembers when it happened. But it was shortly after he accepted GW’s presidency that media reports in Boston pegged him as a finalist for Harvard University’s presidency. While the Presidential Search Committee at GW […]