September 1, 1997

Stories from the September 1, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Beloved professor loses fight with cancer

GW journalism professor Charles W. Puffenbarger, known to colleagues and friends as “Puff,” died June 28 of cancer. A mentor, not just a teacher, a friend, not just an editor, Puff took himself, his work and his interactions with others to a higher level. “It is what you put into (life),” he told a classroom […]

GW Hatchet Scholarship Dinner

The GW Hatchet’s scholarship drive raised about $34,520 during the first six months of the campaign, Hatchet General Manager Steve Morse said. Half of this amount is a dollar-for-dollar donation from the University, matching the funds The Hatchet raises from alumni and friends. GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has pledged to continue to mirror donations […]

gwhatchet.com to come

The GW Hatchet will begin publishing online this fall as part of a plan to engage more readers both by expanded coverage and easier accessibility. Internet readers can check out the new edition immediately after printed copies hit the newsstands. World Wide Web surfers will be able to scan through The Hatchet’s archives – a […]

Remembering Puff

In the spring of 1993 I visited George Washington in the midst of a heat wave and the Gay and Lesbian March on Washington. Coming from my small, mountain home of Durango, Colorado, I was, needless to say, a bit overwhelmed and disoriented. I staggered into the journalism department sweating under the load of my […]

GW’s hoop dreams

It has happened several times already this summer. The minute I tell someone I’m the sports editor at GW’s student newspaper, they immediately ask how good the men’s basketball team will be this season. It seems GW sports are known mainly for the men’s basketball program. Well, this got me thinking about basketball a little […]

WNBA is new challenge to former GW star Abraham

Six months ago Tajama Abraham was an All-American center leading the GW women’s basketball team to new heights. Only a half a year later she is a role player for the Women’s NBA’s Sacramento Monarchs. The transition has not been easy. Abraham has had difficulty adjusting to the increased skill level and physical play in […]

SMPA looks ahead, celebrates its past

GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs is forging ahead in the wake of the June death of associate journalism professor and SMPA father figure Charles Puffenbarger. “The administration has been very supportive,” SMPA Director Jean Folkerts said. “Instead of having to patch programs together to fill the space Puff left, they made it possible […]