The Hatchet Blogs

Friday January 30
11:04 p.m.

Preview: Men’s basketball vs. Rhode Island

The day before two of the NFL's best defenses clash in the Superbowl, GW and Rhode Island pit their efficient defenses against one another in South Kingstown. Rhode Island is a lot like GW was last year, a young team, full of potential being realized a bit ahead of schedule.

4:33 p.m.

University resolves campus-wide GWorld outage

Officials in the Division of Information Technology resolved a three-hour GWorld system outage Thursday night.

Thursday January 29
9:14 p.m.
Igor Efimov discusses his plans for the biomedical engineering department, which celebrated its official launch Wednesday. Andrew Goodman | Hatchet Staff Photographer

SEAS celebrates biomedical engineering launch

The department, which began at the start of last semester, introduced its new endowed chair, Igor Efimov, and a panel discussed the future of biomedical engineering.

8:34 p.m.
Torie Clark, an alumna of the School of Media and Public Affairs and former assistant secretary of defense, shared life advice about living in D.C. from her new book. Jordan McDonald | Hatchet Photographer

Alumna shares tips on how to survive in D.C.

An alumna and former assistant secretary of defense for public affairs shared advice from her new book, "A Survivor’s Guide to Washington: How to Succeed without Losing Your Soul," at GW on Tuesday.

7:50 p.m.
David Jobes, a suicidologist, met with students and answered questions in a presentation Thursday. Jobes met with faculty on campus last week. Dan Rich | Hatchet Photographer

Suicidologist focuses talk on ending stigma, strengthening prevention

David Jobes, a suicidologist and psychology professor at Catholic University, spoke about ending stigmas associated with mental illness and treatment on Thursday at the Marvin Center.

5:26 p.m.

GW launches student contest to address social, environmental issue

A few GW students will be offered funding to help ease a social or environmental issue in the D.C. area.

4:09 p.m.

Weekend Outlook: ‘Deflate the kegs’ and $5 stand-up

A weekend of burlesque, beer and comedy is only a day away.

4:00 p.m.

LGBT sexual violence numbers are disturbing, but present opportunity

These numbers are a wake-up call that should encourage us to focus our resources on the areas that need it most. That might mean, for example, sexual assault prevention training should be tailored to LGBT-specific organizations.

3:59 p.m.
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Two truths and five lies: What ‘Scandal’ gets right and wrong about living in D.C.

“Scandal” and “House of Cards” will make their much-anticipated returns soon, so here’s a list of misconceptions fans may have – and a couple things that prove true – about living in the District.

12:08 p.m.
Hatchet File Photo

Students should embrace new sustainability challenge

Sustainability is something that deserves great attention, and a little healthy competition is never a bad thing. But this combination is trivial and only a weak stab at making real progress.

10:06 a.m.

Hidden Gems: Dog Tag Bakery

The bakery, which opened in December, employs not only veterans but also those who care about veterans' issues.

Wednesday January 28
11:23 p.m.

GW a cappella groups compete to perform in Cherry Blossom Festival

Both the GW Troubadours and The GW Vibes performed, but they fell to the Cathedral Close school group, Jackets Off.

1:58 p.m.

In survey, students say GW can better raise awareness of sexual violence

The majority of undergraduate students say GW must do more to raise awareness about sexual harassment on campus, according to a survey released Wednesday.

Tuesday January 27
11:19 p.m.

Captain Cookie to open doors after nearly six months of construction

Captain Cookie and the Milkman will open its doors Thursday after a five-and-a-half-month-long construction process.

10:33 p.m.
Junior Joe McDonald jumps for the basket over against VCU on Tuesday night. McDonald shot 2 for 9 from the field as the Colonials fell 48-72 by the Rams. Cameron Lancaster | Photo Editor

Halted by the havoc, Colonials suffer double-digit loss at VCU

Despite a strong GW start, No. 14 VCU (17-3, 7-0 Atlantic 10) would shoot 48.6 percent from the field in the second half to go on to secure a dominant 72-48 win over the Colonials (16-5, 6-2) Tuesday night in Richmond.

3:10 p.m.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg will join Justice Antonin Scalia at GW next month. Hatchet file photo.

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg and Scalia will return to Lisner

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia will return to Lisner Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 12 to discuss their tenures on the highest federal court in the nation.

1:17 a.m.
The Student Association voted on bills related to the upcoming campaign cycle, including one that limited the amount candidates can spend and another that requires the Joint Election Committee to make public all spending by candidates. The first bill failed, while the second passed. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Staff Photographer

SA bill proposing to cut campaign spending limits denied

A Student Association bill that would have slashed the amount candidates are allowed to spend on the upcoming campaign cycle by half failed in a vote Monday night.

1:02 a.m.

Jones wins fourth straight A-10 weekly award, sixth of season

Women’s basketball junior Jonquel Jones was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for the fourth consecutive time and sixth this season, the league announced Monday.

1:02 a.m.
Senior Associate Vice President for Safety and Security Darrell Darnell, left, and University Police Department Interim Chief Frank Demes speak with Residence Hall Association members Monday night about campus safety resources for students. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Security leaders pitch campus resources to RHA

Alcohol has been a factor in every sexual assault reported in GW’s crime log in the last four years, the University’s security chief said Monday.

12:21 a.m.

Preview: Men’s basketball vs. VCU

The Colonials roll into Richmond hot off their fourth consecutive win and having won 10 of their last 11, to take on No. 14 and unanimous preseason Atlantic 10 favorite VCU in the first of two meetings this season between the DMV area squads.