The Hatchet Blogs

Friday April 17
5:50 p.m.
Global economic experts discussed infrastructure investment at Jack Morton Auditorium on Friday. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Global leaders discuss economic infrastructure at IMF conference

Representatives from five countries analyzed the best way to close the gap for funding infrastructure projects at an International Monetary Fund meeting Friday.

Thursday April 16
8:16 p.m.
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde spoke in Lisner Auditorium Thursday as a part of the IMF's spring meetings about the world economy and the state of countries such as Greece and Iran. Desiree Halpern | Contributing Photo Editor

Predicting the economy with the director of the IMF

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde kicked off the IMF flagship seminars for the 2015 spring meetings with a conversation on global economy at the Lisner Auditorium Thursday.

8:08 p.m.
Members of the GWU Progressive Student Union gather outside Rice Hall to deliver a petition to President Steven Knapp demanding affordable and sustainable dining options for students. Katie Causey | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Progressive Student Union delivers campus dining petition to officials in Rice Hall

Before entering the building, the group posed for a photo, and on Berry’s order of “fists to the sky,” they raised their arms.

6:18 p.m.
Sophomore Paige Kovalsky throws the ball to first base for an out in the Colonials' victory over Coppin State. Kovalsky went 3 for 3 scoring 2 runs in the victory. Dan Rich | Hatchet Photographer.

Softball wins third in a row in shutout of Coppin State

The softball team resorted to playing small ball against Coppin State on Wednesday afternoon, but it brought the Colonials a 5-0 win on just six hits.

1:59 p.m.

Op-ed: Coping with the loss of GW’s student jazz band

I tell my students that while I hope they practice hard and become better musicians, my primary focus is to get them to perform up to their current highest level. But my band has apparently been eliminated, at least for the fall 2015 semester.

1:55 p.m.
Members of the ANC like Peter Sacco discussed the Corcoran School of Art and Design at Wednesday night's meeting. Jordan McDonald | Hatchet Staff Photographer

GW appeals to local political board to amend campus plan to include Corcoran students

This post was written by Hatchet reporters Robin Eberhardt and Ben Marchiony

1:39 p.m.
Even President Obama and Ryan Reynolds wear a FitBit, a small device that tracks your exercise, steps and sleep patterns to encourage a healthier lifestyle while still looking discrete and stylish. Desiree Halpern | Contributing Photo Editor

My weekend with a Fitbit

I spent my weekend how I usually spend it: up before sunrise and running around until way past sunset. The only difference in my hectic schedule was that I was accompanied by a Fitbit.

1:37 p.m.
The Colonials celebrate a victory earlier in the season. GW avoided a season sweep to UMES on Wednesday, winning 10-1 on the road. File Photo by Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Baseball gets 16 hits and revenge in win over UMES

A 16-hit night earned GW a 10-1 win against UMES in Princess Anne, Md. on Wednesday to improve to 22-10 on the season.

10:19 a.m.
GW gave out 29 awards recognizing students on Wednesday night at the Excellence in Student Life awards. Olivia Harding | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Excellence in Student Life awards honor organizations and students “making a difference” at GW

The 30th annual Excellence in Student Life Awards were held Wednesday night at Lisner Auditorium honoring students, student organizations, faculty and staff for extracurricular achievements at the University.

12:15 a.m.
University President Steven Knapp welcomed six alumni who were honored for outstanding service to the University. Camille Sheets | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Alumni honored for outstanding service to GW at awards ceremony

Six alumni were honored by the GW Alumni Association Wednesday for their efforts to support programming across the University.

Wednesday April 15
11:34 p.m.
Virginia resident Ivan Olaciregui accepts a sexual assault awareness bracelet from a University Police Department officer as part of an outreach event during Sexual Assault Awareness month. Kiana Robertson | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Foggy Bottom Metro hosts street harassment awareness event

A University Police Department officer and advocates from Stop Street Harassment and Collective Action for Safe Spaces passed out pamphlets and bracelets promoting harassment prevention outside the Foggy Bottom Metro station Wednesday

4:35 p.m.

Business school lands at No. 20 for highest return on investment

Fortune magazine estimates that a GW business school graduate student will receive $609,800 more than a high school graduate over a 20-year time frame after paying off the amount of their four-year tuition.

12:12 p.m.

D.C. Council proposes LGBT sensitivity training for health care workers

The D.C. Council proposed a bill Tuesday that would require city health care professionals to receive LGBT sensitivity training.

Tuesday April 14
6:51 p.m.

Op-ed: Recognizing the red flags of unsafe relationships

If you think a friend would ask for help if he or she really needed it, you are mistaken. He or she may want to protect his or her partner, or may feel ashamed or afraid of judgment.

5:18 p.m.

Konwerski responds to student tweets about sexual assault education at CI

Dean of Student Affairs Peter Konwerski used Twitter on Tuesday to respond to students' demands for in-person, mandatory sexual assault prevention training at Colonial Inauguration.

2:22 p.m.

First Buff and Blue Fund Challenge rakes in $80,000 for athletics

More than 300 students, parents, coaches and alumni made gifts to the athletic department through the first-ever Buff and Blue Fund Challenge.

11:38 a.m.

UPD passes accreditation test from national agency for fourth straight time

A national police accrediting agency awarded the University Police Department a stamp of approval last month.

11:27 a.m.

Student arrested for LSD possession in Munson Hall

A female student was arrested last week for possession of lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly known as LSD, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report.

10:39 a.m.
Sen. Carlo Wood sponsored a unanimously-passed Student Association Senate bill that slashed campaign spending limits for the next election cycle. Sam Hardgrove | Hatchet Staff Photographer

SA Senate votes to lower campaign spending limits

Students running for SA president, SA executive vice president, and top positions on Program Board will only be able to spend $750 on their campaigns, a decrease of 25 percent from the past election. SA Senators at Large can now only spend $500, and the spending cap for students running for all other SA senate and Class Council seats was cut in half to $250.

Monday April 13
11:52 p.m.
Mayor Muriel Bowser receives feedback from members of the D.C. Council on her proposed fiscal year 2016 budget. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Staff Photographer

D.C. Council members critique mayoral budget

D.C. Council members had their first opportunity to publicly comment on Mayor Muriel Bowser's proposed $12.9 billion budget Monday, honing in on her plans to increase funding for homeless shelters and affordable housing.

11:20 p.m.

Video: Models wear dresses made from recyclable materials for annual show

The winner of this year's Trashion Show was Tara Adam, who designed a dress made of trash bags that was modeled after Lupita Nyong'o's Academy Awards dress.

8:34 p.m.

Students march for mandatory sexual assault education at CI

About 30 students joined Students Against Sexual Assault members Monday as they demanded administrators to implement mandatory sexual assault education at Colonial Inauguration.

4:13 p.m.

Free Sprinkles cupcakes today, Ben & Jerry’s tomorrow

Kick your summer diet to the curb and indulge in free treats in Georgetown.

1:40 p.m.

Nero signs contract extension through 2020-21

Fourth-year Athletic Director Patrick Nero has signed a contract extension to remain at GW through the 2020-21 academic year, the athletic department announced Monday.

12:24 a.m.

Weekend Wrap: Results from around GW Sports

Here's a sample of what happened on the water and on the playing fields over the weekend.

12:20 a.m.

Softball bats stay hot in series win over Saint Louis

After splitting two games Saturday, softball, which has struggled with consistency in league play all season, earned its first conference series win with a 9-5 come-from-behind victory against Saint Louis Sunday.