The Hatchet Blogs

Saturday December 3
6:09 p.m.
Freshman center Collin Smith scored a last-second game-winner Saturday to put GW over USF, 68-87. Dan Rich | Photo Editor

Smith hits game-winning three in last-second thriller over USF

Freshman center Collin Smith's final-second three-pointer handed men's basketball (5-3) an electrifying, 68-67 comeback victory over USF Saturday afternoon.

Friday December 2
11:18 p.m.
Senior guard Hannah Schaible led a second-half comeback against VCU Friday with a team-best 18 points. Hatchet Photographer | Jack Borowiak

Colonials’ second-half comeback fuels first A-10 win over VCU

Women's basketball (6-2, 1-0 A-10) roared back against the VCU Rams (4-4, 0-1 A-10) Friday to capture its first Atlantic 10 conference win of the season.

4:19 p.m.
Sara Goldrick-Rab, an alumna and professor of higher education and sociology at Temple University, spoke about college affordability on campus Thursday.

Alumna, college affordability expert talks student finances

Sara Goldrick-Rab, an alumna and professor of higher education policy and sociology at Temple University, spoke about college affordability Thursday night.

11:18 a.m.
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President Obama lights last National Christmas Tree

President Barack Obama lit his last tree at the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting.

Thursday December 1
8:30 p.m.

Preview: Women’s basketball vs. VCU

After a strong showing at the Gulf Coast Showcase last week, the Colonials return to the Smith Center Friday for their first Atlantic 10 conference game of the season.

2:41 p.m.
Shadow Room, a nightclub on K Street, shut down this week. Hatchet file photo by Charlie Lee | Hatchet Staff Photographer.

Shadow Room shuts down

Shadow Room, a K Street nightclub that was the target of neighborhood groups for years, has shut its doors.

Wednesday November 30
11:11 p.m.
Fig & Olive’s signature crostini comes with a variety of flavors and toppings. Max Wang | Hatchet Photographer

Dish of the Week: Fig & Olive’s crostini

Fig & Olive is known for serving up Mediterranean style food with flair.

11:11 p.m.

Sydney Erhardt: GW students can look up to alumnae

Three GW alumnae teach me to be brave, proactive and hardworking – and they should inspire other young women at GW too.

11:58 a.m.
Three senators discussed the future under President-elect Trump at an event Tuesday evening. Elizabeth Rickert | Hatchet Photographer

Senators, journalists discuss future under Trump presidency

SMPA hosted a conversation with senators Tuesday evening to discuss the aftermath of the election and the uncertainties of a Trump administration.

Tuesday November 29
11:29 p.m.
University leaders lead a townhall on campus climate Tuesday in the wake of this month's election results. Jack Borowiak | Hatchet Photographer

Students, faculty share concerns on Trump presidency at town hall

University officials said they plan to encourage more dialogue on campus surrounding the election results after a town hall on campus climate Tuesday.

11:10 p.m.

Men’s basketball snaps losing streak, picks up first road win at Harvard

Without its second-leading scorer, men’s basketball came away with a 77–74 victory at Harvard Tuesday night to snap a three-game skid.

8:33 p.m.

To avoid dismissal, Court issues 14-day reminder for families in cadaver lawsuit to file paperwork

The families did not file paperwork showing a proof of service to GW within 60 days of filing the complaint.

Monday November 28
5:58 p.m.

Researchers receive $2.2 million to study HIV patients with cancer

GW researchers earned a $2.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the impact of ancient viruses in certain cancers for patients with HIV, according to a University release.

4:02 p.m.

Council expected to back 11 week paid leave proposal

The District will most likely take a leap toward 11 weeks of family paid leave, which would be the longest paid leave offered in the nation.

3:42 p.m.

Crêpe shop to fill GDub Java location in Duques Hall

GDub Java's empty space on the ground floor of Duques Hall will be replaced by a crepe shop in January.

12:11 p.m.

Colonials finish road trip with efficient offense, win over WKU

After handling Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday, the Colonials defeated a tougher Western Kentucky team, 68–49 on Sunday afternoon.

Saturday November 26
9:37 p.m.

Penn State defeats men’s basketball for team’s third straight loss

The Colonials (3-3) dropped their third consecutive game to Penn State (4-3), 74–68, after leading by 10 points in the first half.

7:29 p.m.

Women’s basketball routs FGCU in Gulf Coast Showcase

Women’s basketball cruised to a 76-47 rout of Florida Gulf Coast in the consolation semifinal game of the Gulf Coast Showcase Saturday.

2:14 p.m.

Women’s basketball’s comeback falls short against No. 11/18 Syracuse

In its first game against a nationally ranked opponent this season, women’s basketball (3-2) was unable to complete a furious comeback against No. 11/18 Syracuse (4-1), losing 74-71 on the opening night of the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla.

2:06 p.m.
Junior guard Yuta Watanabe drives against a UAPB defender earlier this season. After two road losses, Watanabe and the Colonials return home Saturday to take on Penn State. Madeleine Cook | Hatchet Photographer

Preview: Men’s basketball vs. Penn State

After dropping their first two games of the season in Kansas City earlier this week, the Colonials return to Foggy Bottom to host the Nittany Lions.