Jessica Calefati

University lacks formal mental health policy

Earlier this month the nation observed the one-year anniversary of Virginia Tech, a tragedy perpetrated by a mentally ill college student now considered the most deadly shooting in American history. In September 2007, a Delaware State University student shot two of his classmates, injuring one and killing the other. Six Northern Illinois University students died […]

Jess Calefati: True life: I’m a journalist

As I prepare to graduate and to embark on the extremely uncertain chapter of my life otherwise known as adulthood, I do know one thing for sure – without The Hatchet, I would not be a journalist. Unlike some of my 2140 G colleagues, journalism has not been running through my veins since birth, or […]

Student barred for class conduct

The University barred a student from campus after he was accused of harassing and threatening his English professor and classmates, a University spokesperson said. Some members of the class are concerned University officials did not respond quickly enough when they expressed concerns about the presence of an allegedly dangerous individual on campus immediately following the […]

Cheney’s pacemaker recharged at GW Hospital

Posted Sunday, July 29, 2:30 p.m. Surgeons at GW Hospital successfully replaced the battery and generator in Vice President Dick Cheney’s implanted defibrillator, a device used to monitor his heart rhythms, said Megan McGinn, the vice president’s deputy press secretary. “The device was successfully replaced without complication,” McGinn said. The vice president arrived at the […]

WEB UPDATE: On walking tour, Knapp talks about future

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University officials and professors lead graduations

Commencement speakers are often considered inspiring because they impart wisdom gained through experiences that take place outside the boundaries of GW’s campus. But a few GW students, professors and administrators who acted as keynote speakers at this weekend’s individual school graduations proved this norm is not absolute Saturday morning, Frank Sesno spoke to Columbian College […]

Cardinal, students speak at interfaith baccalaureate service

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Roman Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, discussed the often tenuous relationship between mystery, faith and scholarship during his address to graduates and their families at the sixth-annual Interfaith Baccalaureate Service. As part of the ceremony, outgoing University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg awarded McCarrick the President’s Medal, the highest honor the University President […]

Trachtenberg steps down as keynote speaker

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will not deliver the keynote address at this year’s Commencement ceremony and it is unlikely another keynote speaker will replace him, according to a news release. The president said he decided to step down from his duties as keynote speaker in light of the University community’s response to Monday’s tragic […]

WEB UPDATE: CNN cancels broadcast of Dobbs special at GW

Posted Thursday, March 29, 7:57 p.m. CNN relocated the “Lou Dobbs Tonight” special that was scheduled for Jack Morton Auditorium to the network’s Washington bureau. “This was an editorial decision … It is the nature of TV news to make changes on the dime,” GW Media Relations Director Tracy Schario said. CNN aired a special […]

Finance club holds forum on private equity investment

The Finance and Investment Club sponsored a panel discussion featuring high-profile investment officers from local firms to educate students about the benefits and detriments of private equity investment. About 75 people attended the event, “Private Equity: New Kings of Capitalism or Barbarians at the Gate,” Friday evening in Duqu?s Hall. The event is part of […]