Kate Stepan

Column: Hard work, good relations key to coverage

New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger once described making the transition from the newsroom to an executive editorial position as “coming down from the hills to shoot the wounded.” While my tenure as editor of the Hatchet is coming to an end, I like to think the only battles I’ve fought, as a reporter or […]

Departing Editors: The chief ‘steps’ out

Of course it’s four in the morning. Of course this should have been done last night. Of course I feel like there’s coffee coursing through my veins rather than blood. There would be no other fitting way to end my year in The Hatchet office or academic career at GW. I hesitate to make this […]

News anchor Koppel talks war with Kalb

ABC anchor Ted Koppel returned from Iraq just over a week ago to appear on the Kalb Report at the National Press Club Monday night, telling stories about what he said is the last war he will ever cover. Koppel commended military officials for keeping their promise of full disclosure to the embedded media in […]

SJT addresses Muslim concerns

Arab and Muslim students thanked University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg last week for addressing their concerns about race-related intimidation on campus. Several students, including Muslim Students Association members, recently requested Trachtenberg reiterate GW’s zero-tolerance policy against intimidation, threats or harassment, which he did in two full-page advertisements in The Hatchet earlier this month. MSA President […]

Housing number problems persist

Sophomores and juniors will reapply for housing lottery numbers starting Wednesday, officials announced Friday, in the latest development of what has become the 2003 housing debacle. While GW is currently reissuing rising-sophomore housing selection numbers after discovering a technical glitch, Housing Services noticed rising junior and senior numbers were not random last week and announced […]

GW appeals ruling, housing selection set for late April

GW is filing an appeal this week of a recent federal appeals court decision that restricts where students can live and could hold up construction of a new business school. The University is requesting review of the case by a full nine-member U.S. Court of Appeals after a three-judge panel ruled against GW last month. […]

GW names budget priorities

GW’s budget for next year includes changes that will once again allow students to buy cigarettes with their meal plan and possibly force upperclassmen to live in the Hall on Virginia Avenue. The budget, which University officials discussed with the Board of Trustees this weekend, will impact students with student life initiatives such as a […]

Trustees hear university plan

The Board of Trustees met Friday to approve next year’s budget and hear reports from administrators on the University’s academic strategic plan, first-responder training and research initiatives. One year in to the three-to-five year academic strategic plan, which aims to build GW’s reputation and prestige, Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman reviewed progress so […]

See SJT, SA candidates in the “Crossfire” Tuesday 9 p.m.

Students will have the opportunity to question University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg about campus issues tomorrow night. Student Association presidential candidates Kris Hart and Steve Sobel will also show down the night before runoff elections begin as The GW Hatchet and the Program Board host their own rendition of “Crossfire” Tuesday night at 9 on […]

Board approves 4.5 percent tuition hike

The Board of Trustees approved a 4.5 percent increase in tuition and fees for next year Friday, bringing student bills to $29,072. Incoming students will pay $29,350, a 5.5 percent increase over last year. With room and food costs, GW will send home a $39,110 bill to returning students next year, while incoming freshmen will […]