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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:11 p.m.

Corcoran bell tower sounds out new tunes

The speaker system in Corcoran Hall's bell tower was repaired earlier this month and will now play a variety of new songs. Hatchet File Photo

The sound of new music is ringing on campus.

The bell tower at the top of Corcoran Hall has historically played the GW Fight Song at noon and the alma mater at 3:15 p.m. daily. The old carillon speakers which played the tunes received an upgrade earlier this month and University President Steven Knapp felt it was time to add some new songs to the original mix.

After a system upgrade, passersby can now hear different music at 9:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” as well as “Yesterday” by The Beatles and “Moon River,” originally sung by Audrey Hepburn, have all played this past week. The traditional fight song and alma mater will continue to play at their regularly scheduled times.


  • student

    Can we also get some Katy Perry songs please?

  • Respect 4 Schenley

    I think a better story would be on whoever is blasting music out over kogan for the past couple days. It’s made the campus feel so much more like a real college. I’m surprised GW hasn’t killed the fun yet

  • Class of 2004

    Historically? In my day, (yes, I’m saying that to sound old and cranky), they played the fight song at 12:15 and 6:15. AND WE LOVED IT.