The Hatchet Blogs

Monday August 31
11:42 a.m.

Junior missing in South Africa

Cape Town authorities are conducting a search and are working with program representatives, Upton’s family and the U.S. Embassy, according to the release.

Sunday August 30
7:02 p.m.
Forward Nicole Belfonti and defender Mia Barreda box out a drive from ECU in GW's 3-0 win over the Pirates on Sunday. Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

Cowley scores twice to win women’s soccer home opener

MacKenzie Cowley scored the Colonials’ first two goals in a 3-0 win over ECU in the team’s home opener Sunday afternoon.

Saturday August 29
12:21 a.m.
Senior midfielder Oliver De Thier fights for a ball during GW's 2-1 loss to American Friday afternoon. Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

Men’s soccer falls flat in season opener

Offensive woes of the past haunted men’s soccer in its season opener at the Kuykenstrong D.C. College Cup Sunday, where despite striking first, the team dropped a 2-1 decision to American.

Thursday August 27
9:00 a.m.
Mø will headline Fall Fest this year, according to Program Board Thursday. Photo by Wikipedia user Kim Metso used under CC BY-SA 4.0 license

MØ, Holychild to perform at Fall Fest

The University-wide free concert begins at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 in University Yard, and will also include multiple vendors, according to a press release.

Wednesday August 26
12:49 p.m.
Provost Steven Lerman will step down from his position at the end of the calendar year. Hatchet File Photo by Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

Provost Steven Lerman to step down in January

Provost Steven Lerman will step down from his post at the end of the calendar year, the University announced Wednesday.

10:02 a.m.
D.C. police blocked traffic to the Key Bridge in Georgetown after a man threatened to harm himself on the bridge. Katie Causey | Photo Editor

Key Bridge reopens after man threatened to harm himself

Pedestrian and vehicular traffic is now open on the Key Bridge in Georgetown after being closed for about two hours because of a a man "attempting to harm himself" on the bridge Tuesday night, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Monday August 24
9:02 p.m.

Volleyball picked second in A-10 preseason poll

On the heels of a Championship game appearance at the Atlantic 10 Tournament last season, volleyball secured its best ranking in the A-10 preseason poll since 2003 with a second place finish, the league announced Monday.

2:16 p.m.

New neighborhood response program to document off-campus incidents

A new program will provide residents in Foggy Bottom and West End an opportunity to report potential incidents with GW students living off-campus.

12:55 p.m.

To build a stronger GW community, be more open to strangers

At GW, we live tucked into our personal space, shielded by some headphones or a smartphone screen and barely aware of the people who surround us.

Friday August 21
3:00 p.m.

This week’s best and worst

In case you missed it, here’s the best and worst news from around campus and the District this week.

Thursday August 20
8:46 p.m.

Former ambassador starts fundraising blitz to back José Andrés

The page has received almost $10,000 in donations.

3:39 p.m.

GW gave merit grants to 20 percent of students without financial need

Updated: Aug. 20, 2015 at 3:50 p.m.

10:59 a.m.

Mayor increases gun tips rewards following increase in murder rate

District Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday that tips about guns involved in violent crimes could be worth as much as $10,000 now.

Wednesday August 19
6:12 p.m.
Gelman Library will continue to be open 24/7, Provost Steven Lerman announced Wednesday. Hatchet File Photo

University official: Gelman Library to maintain 24/7 availability

Gelman Library will no longer change its 24/7 availability following student complaints of restricted hours starting on Aug. 31.

12:20 p.m.

Petition to restore Gelman Library’s 24/7 availability gets more than 1,500 signatures

An online petition to restore Gelman Library's hours to 24 hours a day, seven days a week has received more than 1,500 signatures less than a day after going online.

Tuesday August 18
8:17 p.m.

Gelman Library drops 24/7 availability

Gelman Library shortened its hours for the upcoming semester, according to a University posting in the library on Tuesday.

4:32 p.m.

WMATA proposes changing 100 bus routes

Metrobus riders hoping to catch a lift to Dulles Airport will have to find an alternative if Metro's proposed service changes are approved.

2:59 p.m.

Professor receives $750,000 grant to study brain proteins

A chemistry professor will take the next four years and $750,000 to find a way to get a better look into mammals' brains.

12:58 p.m.

GW-UVA to be ESPN’s first men’s college basketball broadcast of season

ESPN's College Hoops Tip-off Marathon team will be in Foggy Bottom to broadcast the men's team's game against the University of Virginia on Monday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

12:36 p.m.

GW Sports continues apparel partnership with Nike

GW athletes will continue to sport the Nike swoosh on their uniforms for at least three more years after the athletic department extended its contract with the company to be its exclusive official outfitter by that length, the department said in a release Monday.