Meet The Hatchet’s Next Editor in Chief & more updates from GWHAA

March 19, 2014 by Hatchet Alumni

Meet The Hatchet’s Next Editor in Chief Brianna GurciulloEarly this month, The Hatchet announced the election of Brianna Gurciullo as its next editor in chief. Following the trajectory of many EICs before her, Gurciullo has written for The Hatchet since her freshman year, ascending from reporter to staff writer to metro editor to campus news editor. We recently spoke with Gurciullo about her plans for the coming year:

What is your vision for the paper? My plan for Vol. 111 focuses on efficiency, innovation and development. Across sections, we will think about how we can best present our in-depth, enterprise stories online. We will also focus on how to drive readers to our site – and keep them there. An online editor, a new position, will steer collaboration among writers, photographers, videographers and web designers. Expect more content that puts University leaders under a microscope, that makes your eyes pop and that breaks down complex issues.

How do Hatchet alumni fit into that vision? I spoke with nearly a dozen alumni as I was preparing my platform for EIC, and several reminded me about The Hatchet’s robust alumni base. The Hatchet will soon move to the townhouse on F Street, doubling our workspace. I hope to take advantage of this move by inviting alumni back for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. We’ll also welcome alumni to visit and speak about their time working for paper, trace their career paths and offer advice current staffers.

Progress on The Hatchet New Townhouse 

Construction continues at 2148 F Street. The drywall is up, painting is underway, and energy-efficient windows have been installed throughout the house. In addition, the interior of the townhouse is on schedule for completion by the end of April. Check out the progress on the new EIC officethe second floor, and top floor.
Thank you again to all those who have helped The Hatchet acquire, build and (soon!) occupy this state-of-the-art facility. To make a gift to support the completion of this project, click here.
Mark Your Calendar: D.C. Hatchet Alumni Happy Hour on April 21
Join us at the next D.C. alumni happy hour at Irish Whiskey Public House on Monday, April 21 from 6-8 pm. The event will be held in the Dublin room on the 2nd Floor of the bar. Specials include $4 wine and $4 bottled beer.
Interested in Getting Involved with GWHAA? 
GWHAA is seeking volunteers interested in supporting ongoing alumni outreach efforts. Duties include connecting current staffers with alumni, planning happy hours, sending alumni updates, and promoting the Home for the Hatchet Fund. Email for more information.
We look forward to seeing you at our next event!