Robert Lee

The passage of presidencies

When University President Lloyd Elliott arrived on GW’s campus for the first time in 1965, he was a hated man. Succeeding Thomas Carroll – who died unexpectedly of a heart attack – Elliott took the reigns of a campus rife with the tension of the 1960s. “We had an immediate collision,” Elliott told The Hatchet […]

GW prepared in case of emergency

The sixth anniversary of Sept. 11 rekindles the question of whether a city school such as GW is prepared for and safe from another attack on American soil. The University said it has taken steps to ensure the safety of its community, and Foggy Bottom is as safe as ever. To ensure this protection, the […]

Knapp to locals: I am listening

Speaking to an audience still wary of GW from a previous administration, University President Steven Knapp told local residents – in his first speech to the Foggy Bottom community and its FRIENDS organization – that he would be more responsive to their concerns. The event was one of many stops made by Knapp on his […]

Panel discusses rogue states including Iran, North Korea

Experts mulled U.S. foreign policy toward Iran and North Korea at an all-day conference Thursday at 1957 E Street. About 40 GW students and professors attended the Elliott School-sponsored conference titled, “Deterring ‘Rogue States’: Do the Old Rules Apply?” Robert Litwak, director of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, discussed […]

Johnny Rockets set to open in April

The Johnny Rockets restaurant being built in the Shops at 2000 Penn will open in April, two months later than expected. Normal construction and permit delays were the main cause of the two-month delay, said Johnny Rockets’ Senior Vice President for Development Mike Dobrota. He added that most retail businesses would like a quicker permit […]

Law professor, D.C. councilwoman, Cheh to take sabbatical

Law professor and recently elected D.C. City Councilwoman Mary Cheh announced she will take temporary leave from school in April, after previously insisting her teaching would not interfere with council business. During Cheh’s run for the Ward 3 Council seat, the professor said that being a law professor at GW would in no way impede […]

Volunteers memorialize MLK through community service

Donning hats and gloves on a chilly Saturday morning, more than 200 GW students joined other college volunteers to help a D.C. shelter in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The students, led by project coordinators, visited a service center run by the Center for Creative Non-Violence, a non-profit organization that houses, feeds and […]

Holocaust survivor discusses Iraq War, Iran, Israel

Elie Wiesel, a famous holocaust survivor and author, said at last week’s sold-out Kalb Report that the Iranian president is a disgrace. The Kalb Report is a GW-sponsored public affairs series hosted by distinguished journalist and former “Meet the Press” host Marvin Kalb. The author of the successful Holocaust memoir, “Night,” Wiesel also spoke about […]