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Wednesday April 16
11:23 p.m.

What We’re Watching: Top picks from FilmFest DC

For the next two weeks, local theaters will host films from FilmFest DC, the 28th annual international film festival. With 71 films showing this year, and most from foreign countries, you may struggle to narrow down your choices. We picked movies from two of the festival’s main categories, comedy and action, to help point you in the right direction.

9:48 p.m.

Undergraduates to pay more in interest for federal student loans

Students who take out federal loans will face even steeper fees next fall as interest rates surpass 5 percent.

5:07 p.m.
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Lisner offers chance to win backstage passes to Ben Folds concert

The "Ben Folds Five" frontman, who is now on a solo tour across the U.S., will perform Friday.

10:02 a.m.

Cost of college is more than sticker price, GW researcher says

When prospective students size up colleges by their sticker prices, they're only getting a sliver of the full picture, a GW researcher wrote this week.

Tuesday April 15
8:26 p.m.
Adam McCready, an MIT administrator, will run the Boston Marathon next week. Photo Courtesy of Adam McCready

Alumnus who was miles away from Tsarnaev brother shootout will run Boston Marathon

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Nicole Dunsmore

7:09 p.m.

NCAA votes to lift meal restrictions

The National Collegiate Athletic Association will likely allow student athletes to get access to unlimited meals and snacks from their universities – abolishing a rule that athletic director Patrick Nero had been advocating against.

2:32 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Deloitte.

CEO of Deloitte to speak at business school graduation

Barry Salzberg, the CEO of Deloitte Global, is the first business school speaker in four years to not have earned a degree from GW. He will speak about "leadership, career development and the value of education” on May 16, interim Dean Christopher Kayes said in a statement Monday.

12:37 a.m.
Student Association Finance Committee Chair Ryan Counihan pushed back a vote on funding allocations to student organizations to next week in a Senate meeting Monday.  Charlie Lee | Hatchet Photographer

SA Senate delays allocations vote

The Student Association Senate pushed back a vote to decide $940,000 worth of budget allocations Monday night, giving senators another week to vet the nearly 300 groups' budgets.

Monday April 14
10:13 p.m.

Fewer students charged with alcohol violations at this year’s Spring Fling

Fourteen students across campus were charged with liquor law violations between 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday.

7:22 p.m.

Student spits on UPD officer after trying to avoid paying cab fare

UPD officers witnessed a confrontation between the student and a cab driver after the student refused to pay his cab fare. The student, who “seemed intoxicated,” then spit on an officer trying to assess his condition.

5:04 p.m.

Professor’s Take: Worrying about anti-Semitic violence in America and abroad

The Kansas City killings should remind us all that, even in our home country, safety isn’t guaranteed for any minorities, including Jews. And in the rest of the world, there’s increased cause for worry.

2:53 p.m.
Photo from the GCDC Facebook page

Get off your bottom: Off-campus events, minus the tourists

It’s exciting to see that spring is finally here, but we all need a break from snapping Instagrams of cherry blossoms. This week, dodge the hordes of flower-enamored tourists in favor of these venues.

Sunday April 13
5:27 p.m.

Women’s water polo finishes fifth at Southern Division Championships, will likely miss out on at-large bid

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Nora Princiotti.

1:28 p.m.

Professor’s Take: To help D.C. women, Bowser needs to be more than just a symbol

Symbols do matter, but women in D.C. also need substantive policies that will reduce economic disparities and improve their lives.

Saturday April 12
8:22 p.m.
Senior Nikita Fomin hits a serve during GW's 5-2 victory over Georgetown. Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Men’s tennis sweeps weekend matchups against local foes

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Aaron Esparza.

Friday April 11
3:50 p.m.

Student released from hospital after being struck by car on campus

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Zaid Shoorbajee.

2:33 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Anasse Bari.

Professor pens official “For Dummies” book that unlocks secrets behind predictive analytics

So when a representative from Wiley & Sons, Inc., the publishing company that represents the best-selling “For Dummies” book series, approached Bari in 2013 to co-author a “how-to” guide on understanding statistical analyses, he jumped at the offer.

Thursday April 10
3:32 p.m.
Senior Owen Beightol hits in GW's win over George Mason earlier this season. The senior led the Colonials with three hits against Towson Wednesday. Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Baseball can’t convert hits to runs, falls to Towson 5-3

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Ellee Watson.

2:51 p.m.

Water again shut off in Gelman Library, four other campus buildings

For the second week in a row, maintenance work on water lines on campus will shut off water to Gelman library and several other campus buildings.

Wednesday April 9
6:11 p.m.
Women's water polo senior Rachael Bentley. Courtesy of GW Athletics.

Bentley’s record-breaking week leads to Player of the Week award

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Nora Princiotti.

6:03 p.m.
Women's tennis sophomore Lana Robins. Courtesy of GW Athletics.

Robins earns third A-10 women’s tennis Performer of the Week award

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Rob Bartnichak.

1:23 p.m.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will speak to students at the School of Media and Public Affairs next Thursday. Official White House photo by Pete Souza

White House press secretary Jay Carney to give talk on campus

White House press secretary Jay Carney will speak at the School of Media and Public Affairs on April 17 at 10 a.m.

12:20 p.m.
Kevin Larsen drives past Derrick Gordon in GW's Atlantic 10 quarterfinals win in Brooklyn, N.Y. Cameron Lancaster | Assistant Photo Editor

UMass’ Derrick Gordon becomes first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball

Colonials fans will know Gordon as one of the Minutemen's best starters. Against GW on Feb. 15, Gordon scored 11 points and grabbed three rebounds, as the Minutemen served the Colonials their only home of the season, 67-61.