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Board of Trustees Chair Nelson Carbonell announces he will give $51,000 to GW's scholarship fund at last year's senior class gift event. Hatchet File Photo.

Board of Trustees chair raffles off front row commencement seats to entice student donors

Board of Trustees Chair Nelson Carbonell and his wife, Michele, will give away a pair of highly coveted seats to a student who donates to the Senior Class Gift Campaign by Friday.

12:36 p.m.

Valos breaks all time home-run record in softball’s loss to Georgetown

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Mark Eisenhauer.

11:37 a.m.
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Ambassador touts Jordan’s role as peace keeper in Middle East

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Hanna Willwerth

Tuesday April 22
7:54 p.m.
Terri Harris Reid, the University's vice provost for diversity and inclusion, was hired in 2011. Hatchet File Photo

Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action would have little impact on GW admissions

The Supreme Court upheld its ban on affirmative action in Michigan on Tuesday, a decision that could pave the way for states across the country to restrict universities from considering race in the admissions process.

7:19 p.m.
Head coach Greg Munoz talks with senior Viktor Svensson during GW's 5-2 victory over Georgetown earlier this season. Hatchet File Photo

After title run, men’s tennis improves to No. 52 in the country

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Aaron Esparza

7:03 p.m.

Plans to overhaul West End Library clear final hurdle

Massive development plans that will transform the West End neighborhood will move forward after a lawsuit delayed construction for two years.

2:57 p.m.

Men’s basketball fills in more non-conference schedule holes

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Nora Princiotti

12:54 p.m.

MPD responded to reports of teenage mob jumping on cars

The Metropolitan Police Department responded to a mob of 60 young people who were jumping on cars and vandalizing the area near the Watergate complex Monday, according to its public information office.

12:30 p.m.
Philippine Cultural Society president Kirstie Espiritu. Deepa Shivaram | Hatchet Photographer

Philippine Cultural Society tackles human trafficking in annual showcase

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Carly Stern.

12:02 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Tadeusz Scott

Student-led indie rock band to perform at Black Cat

Bencoolen will perform at the popular U Street club Black Cat only four months after the group's first live performance together.

11:38 a.m.
Company logo, courtesy of Postmates Facebook page

Delivery app guarantees local products in under an hour

Couriers ride their own bikes or drive their own cars to local restaurants and stores, including those that don't deliver, to pick up orders at any time of the day.

Monday April 21
9:17 p.m.
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GW’s fundraising chief one of the highest paid among his peers

Michael Morsberger, the vice president for development and alumni relations, was paid $491,816 in 2011, the latest data available, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education tax filing analysis.

4:05 p.m.

GW becomes first D.C. university to join the Real Food Challenge

University President Steven Knapp announced Monday that one-fifth of all food at GW's dining halls will come from local and sustainable sources by 2020, becoming one of the largest private universities to make the commitment.

3:16 p.m.

Top female leaders in politics, public affairs offer career tips

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Cailley LaPara.

2:32 p.m.

Students transition to the West Wing in White House internships

The fast-paced White House experience – the Narnia of D.C. internships – is shared by four other GW students this spring.

1:59 p.m.

1,400 people sign petition to add wall to intersection near UMD after pedestrian deaths

Adding a wall to the intersection, which is lined with bars and restaurants near the University of Maryland's campus, would keep pedestrians from entering into the road before arriving at the crosswalk.

1:03 p.m.

Men’s basketball and University of Virginia agree to play in 2014 and 2015

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Nora Princiotti

1:47 a.m.
Photo courtesy of the MOMIX Facebook page.

Illusionist dance group to grace Lisner Auditorium

Dance-illusionist group MOMIX will be leading audience members through a multimedia magical interpretation of the four seasons in their production of “Botanica” at Lisner Auditorium later this month.

1:42 a.m.
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Peeps Diorama Contest finds its winner

Eight shades of gray paint and 100 peeps later, three D.C. residents found themselves the champions of the Washington Post's annual Peeps Diorama Contest.

1:39 a.m.

Audio slideshow: Dog days at Barcroft Park

Watch the audio slideshow for the sights and sounds (including barks) of the game.