After a four-month trek in the wilds of Columbia, an explorer’s feet develop blisters approximately the size of Nevada. I’ve never even seen Columbia, but I’m told those blisters are horridly painful. I have been on a four-day jaunt in the District of Columbia, an “experience” known conveniently as Colonial Inauguration (or “CI” in the […]
August 17, 1998
Volume 95, Issue 6
Stories from the August 17, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.
Chartered by Congress in 1821 as the Columbian College. First freshman class: 11 students taught by Ira Chase, a theology professor. First Commencement ceremony is held in December 1824 in a Presbyterian church where the Willard Hotel now stands. President John Quincy Adams and the Marquis de Lafayette preside over the ceremonies. The medical department […]