The Hatchet Blogs

Friday May 27
7:09 p.m.

Police arrest employee in Eckles Library for assaulting fellow employee

A GW employee was arrested last week in Eckles Library for assaulting another employee.

Thursday May 26
10:10 p.m.

Colonials’ season ends with second playoff loss to VCU

Despite grit and gratitude on display, baseball's season ended Thursday afternoon in the Bronx after taking its second loss of the A-10 Championship, 12–4 to the Rams.

6:03 p.m.

Foundation donates $5 million to Textile Museum for conservation facility

The Avenir Foundation donated $5 million to update the conservation facility for the George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum.

5:11 p.m.

Solar Institute awarded with grant for multimedia project

The Department of Energy will award $430,000 to the University's Solar Institute to fund a two-year education project, according to a release.

2:29 p.m.

Forty jobs cut, offices merged in first round of budget cuts

GW's libraries, technology, student affairs, safety and security and treasurer's offices were all either reorganized or saw jobs eliminated.

1:15 p.m.

Weekend Outlook

It's the unofficial start of summer this weekend – enjoy it with these events.

12:46 p.m.

Baseball keeps season alive with win over Saint Louis

A bunch of runs, coupled with a clutch start by senior Jacob Williams, who twirled 5.2 innings, giving up one run on five hits and striking out six, helped to keep the season alive in a 6-1 win for GW.

Wednesday May 25
10:24 p.m.

Congress votes against D.C. budget autonomy

Congress voted to approve a bill that rejects budget autonomy in D.C. Wednesday.

9:46 p.m.

This week in music

Spring 2016 has been phenomenal for music. With exceptional releases from big name artists (Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper) and independent artists alike.

8:59 p.m.

Baseball falls 5–1 in first postseason matchup

Colonials drop their first game at the hands of VCU 5–1. Rams pitcher Michael Dailey kept bats quiet for seven innings, allowing just one run in the sixth.

5:27 p.m.

Softball coach resigns after six seasons

Softball head coach Stacey Schramm announced her resignation from the program Wednesday, according to a release from GW Athletics.

3:38 p.m.
The Watergate Hotel is set to reopen June 1 after a $125 million interior renovation. Hatchet file photo.

Watergate Hotel set to reopen after $125 million facelift

After two years of extensive renovations, the Watergate Hotel is finally ready to open its doors on June 1 to the upper crust.

2:12 p.m.

Researchers track Zika conspiracy theories on social media

Researchers from GW, Johns Hopkins and the University of Georgia found conspiracy theories about Zika virus vaccines on social media can put people at risk.

1:23 p.m.

A-10 Championship preview: GW baseball by the numbers

A closer look at some key statistics for No. 7 GW, which kicks off the A-10 Championship Wednesday afternoon against No. 2 VCU.

12:45 p.m.

A-10 Championship preview: Bottom-seeded GW still eyes league crown

Bottom-seeded GW will kick off the A-10 tournament, hosted by Fordham, at 1:30 p.m Wednesday. Against No. 2 seed VCU (15-7).

Tuesday May 24
4:30 p.m.

Men’s basketball signs Justin Williams

Annapolis Area Christian School guard Justin Williams has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the men’s basketball program head coach Mike Lonergan announced Tuesday.

3:27 p.m.

Sweetgreen health campaign strikes bacon and Sriracha from menu

Sweetgreen is making America healthy again, one salad at a time, by removing Sriracha and bacon from its menu and replacing them with Portobello mushroom and sustainably-farmed steelhead trout.

Monday May 23
4:17 p.m.

Researchers earn $2 million NIH grant for vaccine trial

Researchers at GW earned a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutions of Health to start a phase one clinical trial of a hookworm vaccine in Brazil

Sunday May 22
2:36 p.m.

Knapp talks affordability with higher education experts

Early this week, University president Steven Knapp gave his two cents on an industry that costs much more than that-- higher education.

1:02 p.m.

Letter to the Editor: We must listen to students with mental illness to support them

My recovery and advocacy are not about challenging the administration, it’s about challenging stereotypes and stigma.

11:15 a.m.

Colonials swept at Saint Louis, clinch No. 7 seed in A-10 Championship

In one of the most disappointing series’ of the season, GW (12-12 A-10) was outscored by Saint Louis 28–10 and killed any sort of momentum heading into playoffs.