The Hatchet Blogs

Wednesday March 4
11:10 p.m.
Junior Patricio Garino scored a game-high 15 points on silky 6-8 shooting Wednesday as the Colonials topped the Patriots on the road. Garino added nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and committed just two turnovers in the game. Desiree Halpern | Contributing Photo Editor

Garino, Jorgensen propel GW in comeback road win

A strong defensive team effort helped GW (19-11, 9-8 A-10) snap a five-game road skid in Fairfax as the team took down George Mason (9-20, 4-13 A-10) 67-51 to finish a lackluster road schedule at 4-9.

3:19 p.m.
University President Steven Knapp announced a partnership with Siemens that will provide new software for student use. Samuel Klein | Senior Photo Editor

Siemens gifts engineering school $30 million worth of software

GW's engineering students will now have access to some of the top software in its field, thanks to a collaboration with the Siemens Foundation.

3:15 p.m.

Student organizations announce SA endorsements for 2015

Let the race begin. Elections will be held March 25 and 26.

2:58 p.m.

National organizations rally against GW’s response to swastika drawings

Nearly 20 national advocacy organizations, including the Zionist Organization of America and StandWithUs, have signed on to support The Louis D. Brandeis Center, a human rights group focused on supporting the Jewish community, in urging GW administrators to address student and faculty concerns surrounding the anti-semitic symbols drawn in the residence hall.

2:48 p.m.
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D.C. in winter storm warning until Thursday night

Students hoping to fly out of D.C. for spring break on Thursday might be out of luck.

1:55 p.m.
Colleen Murphy, a junior, will lead The Hatchet through its 112th volume. Samuel Klein | Senior Photo Editor

The Hatchet elects Murphy as 2015-2016 editor in chief

Murphy, a political communication major and Spanish minor, will lead the newspaper through its 112th volume starting in May.

2:47 a.m.

Women’s basketball’s Jones wins A-10 Player of the Year, Tsipis named Coach of the Year

Women’s basketball junior Jonquel Jones and head coach Jonathan Tsipis were named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively, the league announced on Tuesday.

2:32 a.m.

Baseball’s Metz snags second Rookie of the Week nod

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Josh Solomon.

2:25 a.m.

Preview: Men’s basketball vs. George Mason

After going 3-9 in a season of struggles away from home, the Colonials will play their final road game of the season Wednesday night at George Mason.

2:21 a.m.
Senior attacker Jamie Bumgardner tests Navy's Annie Foky on Wednesday afternoon. Cameron Lancaster | Photo Editor

Lacrosse stumbles in loss to high-powered Navy

The Colonials got goals from three different players from three different classes with scoring from junior Olivia Boudreau, freshman Brooke Sands, and senior Rachel Mia, but were overmatched by one-loss Navy, which entered the game on a three-game winning streak.

2:04 a.m.

Video: GW Bhangra steals the show

"Represent: Dance Competition," hosted by GW Class Council, featured six student dance groups, including XOLA: Afro-Caribbean Dance Team, GW Ballroom, GW Bhangra, GW Balance, GW Chamak and GW Raas.

Tuesday March 3
7:32 p.m.

Spring, cherry blossoms allegedly going to happen

The sidewalks may resemble ice rinks, but spring is still scheduled to happen this year and in D.C., that means one thing: Cherry blossoms.

5:23 p.m.

Residence Hall Association elects new president

Mike Massaroli, a junior and the group's current executive vice president, won the election and will replace current president, Ari Massefski, on April 1.

4:21 p.m.
West End Cinema is located at 23rd and M streets. File Photo by Sam Hardgrove | Hatchet Staff Photographer

West End Cinema to close at the end of March

The only movie theater that accepts GWorld will end regular programming on March 26.

11:06 a.m.

Sweetlife Festival announces lineup, extends to two days

Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris, The Pixies, The Weekend, Charli XCX and Billy Idol will headline Sweetlife this year.

1:16 a.m.

Swimming head coach will not return to program

Men's and women's swimming head coach Dan Rhinehart will not return to the program next year, the athletic department announced Monday.

Monday March 2
11:17 p.m.

Knapp addresses campus-wide budget cuts in memo to community

University President Steven Knapp sent a memo to the University Monday explaining that 5 percent budget cuts across GW stem from a decrease in graduate enrollment.

10:55 p.m.

GSEHD receives over $1 million for STEM teacher training

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development received more than $1 million to start a program to train students to become science, technology, engineering and math teachers.

6:08 p.m.

Your Week: Slow down before spring break

Start spring break early with themed happy hours and live music from a Baltic alternative rock band and Canadian DJ.

4:09 p.m.

Struggles at Davidson reflect conference season for Colonials

After finishing 10-3 in non-conference play, the Colonials have lost half of their 16 A-10 games thus far, and seven of their last nine since a win over Duquesne on Jan. 24. The same problems GW faced at Davidson permeate throughout their losses.

3:29 p.m.

Student arrested after LSD found in International House room

A male student was arrested in International House last month after campus and city police found lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly known as LSD, in his room.

2:40 p.m.
Junior Bobby LeWarne throws a pitch during GW's win on Friday over Niagara. LeWarne gave up six runs in six plus innings pitched. Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Baseball makes best start since 2008 with weekend sweep of Niagara

In an effort to change the culture and grow a little good luck for the team, head coach Gregg Ritchie’s no-shave policy seems it will stay in effect for a while. In a weather-shortened weekend series, GW won a pair of games at home against Niagara to improve to 4-1 on the season.

2:27 p.m.
Cartoon by Sophie McTear | Design Editor

To watch ‘House of Cards’ or study for midterms? A screenplay

It is a chilly Saturday afternoon. Jaggar DeMarco sits at a desk in his dimly lit dorm room cluttered with textbooks, flashcards, highlighters and notebooks.