June 13, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 3

Stories from the June 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Trachtenberg lets loose in new book about his tenure

Former University president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was never one to hold his tongue during his tenure as GW president, but with the release of his newest book, it’s clear the 71-year-old professor still has more to say. In “Big Man on Campus,” released this June, Trachtenberg offers insight into the duties of a University president […]

At the National Press Club, three journalists analyze campaign coverage

Web Extra Two senior PBS correspondents used self-deprecating humor and their years of experience covering politics to analyze the media’s coverage of the presidential race at an event at the National Press Club this June. Journalists Judy Woodruff and Ray Suarez, who both work for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, reflected on the historic […]

Staff Editorial: Flexing the critical mind

You may not know us yet, but we’re a fairly critical bunch. The editorial board at The Hatchet is a group of students who enjoy dissecting the nuances of University life here in Foggy Bottom. Some say we are too quick to judge, and at times we are. But at our best, we are the […]

The Man in Charge: Fred Siegel: the man behind the administrator

The Hatchet recently sat down with Dean of Freshmen Fred Siegel to talk about his phobias, heroes, contradictory love for New York City and some of the new initiatives this year for freshman. Hatchet: What exactly do your responsibilities entail as associate vice president and dean of freshmen? Siegel: My responsibilities are beyond dean of […]

2008 graduate named Miss D.C.

Kate Marie Grinold, who graduated from GW this spring, soon swapped her mortarboard for a tiara after winning the Miss District of Columbia Pageant. Grinold, who will go on to compete in the Miss America Pageant in January, worked as a bar tender and shift manager for Rugby Café when she was recruited for the […]

Diana Kugel: Filling in the blanks

Class of 2012, I hate to break it to you, but you will never get to witness one of GW’s legendary laser light shows. My only concrete memory of Colonial Inauguration’s infamous headlining performance is the image of a cartoon hippo dancing around the words “George Washington University.” Still, as you will soon find out […]

Andrew Clark: Obama’s questionable next step

In this election’s Democratic contest, it appears that the college vote has finally made a difference. Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) secured the Democratic bid for the presidency through the support of college students, 70 percent of whom came out to the polls for him. But is this really a surprise? College students across America are […]

New mascot premieres at Colonial Inauguration

Sunday, June 22 Little George is no more. After cheering on GW’s athletic teams for 20 years, the University put its aging mascot to rest this summer and introduced the modern and more aggressive “George” to incoming freshmen during the first Colonial Inauguration session. “We want him to look intimidating, not old and creaky,” said […]