Ryan Holeywell

Senior Stories: The Hatchet’s intriguing grads of 2006

Each of the almost 2,000 undergraduate seniors participating in Commencement on the National Mall next weekend has a story – whether it deals with academic or personal achievements, social life or post-GW plans. The Hatchet spoke to faculty and students in order to uncover 10 especially intriguing graduating seniors. -photos by Ben Solomon, Nick Gingold […]

Trachtenberg to leave presidency in July 2007 after 19-year tenure

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, the erudite Brooklynite who has left his imprint on every facet of The George Washington University, announced Tuesday night his retirement effective July 2007, when his contract expires. By that time he will have been president for 19 years, making him the third-longest-serving leader in the University’s history. “I just felt like […]

WEB UPDATE: Trachtenberg to leave GW presidency July 2007

Posted Tuesday, April 4, 11 p.m. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, the good-humored Brooklynite who has left his imprint on every facet of The George Washington University, announced Tuesday night his retirement effective July 2007, when his contract expires. By that time he will have been president for 19 years, making him the third longest-serving leader in […]

Monumental gala to stay

The University answered two question marks about graduation March 17, announcing that it will definitely hold Commencement on the National Mall and it will host Monumental in Union Station. Earlier this month, the National Park Service offered GW the use of the Ellipse for Commencement after it had previously said the site would be unavailable […]

Former biology professor dies

Former professor Paul Spiegler, who served as a lab coordinator and taught introductory biology to non-science majors last semester, died of prostate cancer over the weekend. Spiegler, who earned his master’s degree from GW in 1959, has been teaching here ever since, said biology professor Robert Knowlton. Knowlton said Spiegler, who was in his early […]

GW denies wrongdoing in case of student who sought depression treatment

GW denied any wrongdoing in a response it filed Monday to a lawsuit from a former student who alleges the University breached his confidentiality when he sought depression treatment. In a civil suit filed in the D.C. Superior Court in October, former student Jordan Nott alleges that GW policies discriminate against students with mental illness […]

WEB UPDATE: Faculty Senate to examine athlete admission process

Posted Friday, March 10, 6:23 p.m. The Faculty Senate will look into how GW admits athletes amid reports that at least two men’s basketball players attended academically suspect high schools. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg addressed the checkered academic past of men’s basketball player senior Omar Williams at a meeting of the Faculty Senate Friday, […]

National Park Service offers GW Ellipse back for graduation

The National Park Service has made the Ellipse available again for Commencement 2006 due to delays in planned renovations, but the University will probably stick with its plan to hold the ceremony on the Mall due to “logistical difficulties.” Jim Hess, executive director of University Events, said that a few weeks ago the National Park […]