The Hatchet Blogs

Wednesday July 1
4:58 p.m.

Student-led community garden launches new composting system

Students looking for an eco-friendly way to dispose of their leftover J Street salads will have to search no longer.

3:45 p.m.
Media Credit: Sophie McTear | Design Editor

Report finds GW’s small financial foundation is not a sign of poor fiscal health

A university's financial foundation keeps the show going. What are some tell-tale signs that the show is leading up to its curtain call?

9:35 a.m.

Donors give extra $60,000 in month-long donation challenge

GW officials are taking more than 2,500 alumni's checks to the bank this week — and two of them total more than $60,000.

8:58 a.m.

Skip traditional Fourth of July festivities

If fireworks and picnics aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other ways — from indoor beaches to midnight movies — to spend your Independence Day in D.C.

8:51 a.m.
The fireworks on the National Mall are nice, but plan on getting there early if you want to see them. Photo by Zach Montellaro used under a CC-NC-SA 2.0 licence.

Where to find food and fireworks this Fourth of July

For a view of fireworks and an Independence Day dinner, head to one of the District’s rooftop restaurants.

Tuesday June 30
8:31 p.m.

D.C. Zoning office tightens restrictions on rowhouse additions

The D.C. Zoning Commission published stricter regulations on adding additional levels to rowhomes and converting the houses to multi-unit apartments in some areas of the city Friday, The Washington Business Journal reported Monday.

8:18 p.m.

D.C. Council votes to increase penalties for synthetic marijuana

The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to raise the stakes for businesses caught selling synthetic marijuana, making it a $10,000 misstep on the first violation, DCist reported Tuesday.

6:27 p.m.

National sorority life group makes recommendations to prevent sexual assault

The national group that governs sorority life on college campuses published a report Tuesday following an effort started last year to raise awareness and safety of sexual assault involving its members.

2:30 p.m.

GW takes two Emmy Awards back to campus

Students can now say they attend the Emmy Award-winning George Washington University.

Monday June 29
6:07 p.m.

Ten fundraising positions become available in one month

The University’s fundraising office is looking for ten new employees to rake in the next $60 million to round out its $1 billion fundraising campaign.

4:44 p.m.

Board of Trustees approves three changes to faculty regulations

The changes, which were announced in a University release Monday, will include allowing associate professors to participate in the Faculty Senate, updating how faculty members are promoted and streamlining how deans of each school are chosen.

2:47 p.m.

Longstanding faculty member named interim dean of Elliott School

A longtime faculty member of the Elliott School of International Affairs will take over the position of the school's interim dean next month, according to a University release.

Friday June 26
7:01 p.m.

Q&A: Corcoran instructor and artists talks murals and time in art school

When he's not teaching painting as an adjunct professor at the Corcoran School, artist and Corcoran alum Jeff Huntington is trying to expand the street art scene in Annapolis, Md, where he resides.

6:50 p.m.

This week’s best and worst

In case you missed it, here’s the best and worst news from around campus and the District this week.

1:20 p.m.

Photo blog: Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage

Gay marriage is legal in all 50 states after the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 in a landmark decision Friday. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion for the ruling, which marks the culmination of a years-long fight for gay rights activists.

12:23 p.m.

Homicides in D.C. increase by 20 percent

Homicide rates increased by 20 percent in 2015, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Thursday June 25
2:40 p.m.

Softball pulls in local talent for 2015-16 class

The Colonials have added a third member to their incoming freshman class in infielder Ashley Schnarrs, the athletic department announced Wednesday.

2:26 p.m.

Men’s tennis brings in new assistant coach

The men's tennis team bolstered its coaching staff by bringing on former UNC-Wilmington No. 1 Rafael Aita as an assistant coach, the athletic department announced Thursday.

2:19 p.m.

Tweeting trumps everything for @Donald_4_GW

To get to know the anonymous student behind @Donald_4_GW, the parody Twitter account for presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump, we simply tweeted.

1:14 p.m.

Employee benefits to see few immediate improvements

Following a semester of research and evaluation, a group of faculty and staff have found that GW’s employee benefits are not competitive with peer universities’, and an official has announced a plan to fix that.

12:27 p.m.

Free lunch and a barbecue face-off on Pennsylvania Avenue

An Amstel Light beer garden, wine tastings and the world's largest grill will crop up during the two-day festival.

12:07 p.m.

Student mocks presidential candidate Donald Trump with Facebook page

Once Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president more than a week ago, senior Conor McGrath decided to poke fun at the real estate mogul with a Facebook group in mock support.