The Hatchet Blogs

Tuesday May 26
5:51 p.m.

2015-16 A-10 men’s basketball schedule pairings announced

The Atlantic 10 released the 2015-16 men’s basketball schedule pairings Tuesday, slating 18-game conference schedules for each of the league’s 14 teams for the second year in a row.

5:37 p.m.

GW Museum and Textile Museum wins D.C.’s historic preservation award

GW was one of 44 individuals, businesses or other D.C. organizations that received awards for historical preservation in ceremony, which was held earlier this month at DAR Constitution Hall.

3:45 p.m.

Taxi drivers sue D.C. over rideshare regulations

The complaint says that regulations for drivers of services like Uber are Lyft are "significantly less burdensome, restrictive, and expensive."

Monday May 25
1:18 p.m.

Men’s basketball to tour Japan next summer

The men's basketball team is planning a trip to Japan sometime during the 2016 summer, athletic director Patrick Nero told The Japan Times on Monday.

11:23 a.m.

Baseball’s Metz and Chapman make all-championship team

Baseball landed a pair of rookies on the Atlantic 10 All-Championship team in pitcher-second baseman double threat Robbie Metz and catcher Brandon Chapman, the league announced Saturday.

Saturday May 23
3:04 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.

1:46 a.m.
Freshman Brady Renner throws a pitch during GW's loss to Davidson. Renner worked into the eighth inning and exited the game with just two earned runs, but the Wildcats eliminated the Colonials 2-1.  Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Baseball’s season of progress ends in heartbreaker to Davidson in A-10 tournament

The Colonials' season ended in a 2-1 loss to Davidson Friday night in the A-10 Championship, but resiliency was not lost in GW's last chance in the ninth inning.

Friday May 22
6:51 p.m.

Report finds more colleges prioritizing retention efforts

Center for Student Engagement director Tim Miller said in an email that there are "several factors" that make up retention efforts at GW, including the work of residence advisors in residence halls, advisors who work with student organizations and "outdoor education and leadership programming."

3:11 p.m.

Baseball gets revenge win against Richmond to advance in A-10 tournament

The Colonials gathered 11 hits and four walks against six Richmond pitchers in a 7-2 win to survive and move on in the Atlantic 10 Championship.

1:43 p.m.

Op-ed: Foggy Bottom residents are lucky to have GW

Most GW students have left for the summer, and with them they will take their happy smiles and joyous laughter. I for one, will miss them.

10:41 a.m.

Red, white and you: How to spend Memorial Day weekend in D.C.

For a weekend that's a little less about the stars and stripes, and a little more about your Monday off from work, read on.

Thursday May 21
11:46 p.m.

Armed ‘drunk’ man in front of Whole Foods yells at passersby, drops pistol

A drunk and disorderly white man with a gun was spotted in front of Whole foods late Thursday night.

11:36 p.m.

Attempted robbery reported in front of Strong Hall

Updated: May 22, 2015 at 1:15 p.m.

2:43 p.m.

Knapp publishes op-ed on increasing federal medical research spending

The University's president and a former U.S. representative co-wrote an op-ed in a Capitol Hill news source on Wednesday to convince the federal government to increase research spending in developing medicines to combat illnesses like Alzheimer's disease.

10:44 a.m.

Jon Stewart to headline Colonials Weekend

Stewart, host of "The Daily Show," will headline two shows on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Ticket prices will range from $50 to $99.

1:41 a.m.
Junior Jacob Williams flirted with a complete game Wednesday night in GW's win over Fordham. Williams gave up three runs and lasted into the ninth inning and only left after getting hit in his non-pitching arm by a comebacker. Nora Princiotti | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Bounceback win over Fordham keeps baseball’s postseason alive

The Colonials will go onto play the loser of the Thursday morning game between No. 2 Rhode Island and No. 3 Richmond, at 5 p.m.

Wednesday May 20
4:59 p.m.

GW’s ‘I am Malala’ guide updated for high schoolers

High school students and teachers will soon be able to use GW's curriculum on Malala Yousafazi's memoir with an update designed specifically for them.

2:40 p.m.
Bobby LeWarne throws a pitch in GW's 4-1 loss to Richmond in the A-10 Tournament Wednesday morning. LeWarne went 7.2 innings giving up four runs, three earned, on four hits. He struck out five and walked two. Nora Princiotti | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Baseball trips up in first game of A-10 tournament with 4-1 loss to Richmond

The No. 6-seeded Colonials fell in their first game to No. 3-seeded Richmond 4-1 at The Tuck – the host field of the A-10 Championship.

Monday May 18
11:40 a.m.
D.C. Fire and EMS responded to reports of smoke at the Gelman Library Starbucks on Monday. Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

D.C. Fire and EMS respond to report of smoke in Gelman Library Starbucks

About five fire trucks and an ambulance responded to the scene. The employees were evacuated.

8:00 a.m.

Early summer concerts calling your name

Drake and The Strokes may be coming to the National Mall this fall, but there are plenty of shows to catch before September.