The Hatchet Blogs

Friday February 5
10:49 p.m.
Senior Patricio Garino scores in transition against Davidson Wednesday night. The Colonials continue one of the toughest stretches in their schedule Saturday afternoon at VCU. Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

Preview: Men’s basketball vs. VCU

What: Men's basketball (17-5, 6-3 A-10) vs. VCU (17-5, 9-0 A-10)

5:53 p.m.

Medical school body donor program shut down

GW's body donor program is no longer accepting donations after officials were unable to identify and return ashes to families, the dean of the medical school said Friday.

Thursday February 4
2:20 p.m.

Gray announces he will run for D.C. Council

Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced his candidacy for the Ward 7 D.C. Council seat Thursday.

1:12 p.m.

Undergraduate applications increase 28 percent

GW received 28 percent more undergraduate applications this year than last year.

Wednesday February 3
11:27 p.m.
Student Association President Andie Dowd said at a neighborhood meeting Wednesday night that she remains neutral on  a D.C. Council bill that could send University Police Department officers on patrols off campus.  Charlie Lee | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Neighbors and students request more details on off-campus policing bill

Students and neighbors met Wednesday night to hash out details of a D.C. Council bill that would would allow University Police Department officers to patrol off campus.

11:00 p.m.

Women’s basketball’s streak ends in loss at Fordham

The Colonials lost their first conference game of the season, 76-69, on the road against Fordham Wednesday night.

10:56 p.m.

Smartphone apps can encourage class participation

A smartphone app called nClass allows students more freedom to participate in lectures and a greater ability to talk to their instructors.

10:56 p.m.

GW should more publicly acknowledge Washington’s history with slavery

The University should honor Washington's slaves through a monument or memorial.

10:04 p.m.
Sophomore forward Yuta Watanabe celebrates a dunk in GW's 79 to 69 win over Davidson. Watanabe registered 13 points going 5-for-7 from the field. Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

Defense leads the way as men’s basketball beats Davidson

The Colonials got their first win against Davidson as Atlantic 10 rivals in a 79-69 victory Wednesday, holding the Wildcats nearly 12 points below their season scoring average.

9:05 p.m.

Gelbucks to give 24/7 operation another shot

Gelbucks will test-drive staying open overnight later this month.

7:37 p.m.

GSPM director named finalist for University of North Dakota presidency

Mark Kennedy, the director of the Graduate School for Political Management, is one of the top seven candidates in the running to be the next president of the University of North Dakota.

5:16 p.m.
Nag Champa, the pet project of  Jamal Gray, brings a mix of funk, jazz and African rythyms to the local music scene. Photo Courtesy of Jamal Gray

Q & A with Nag Champa

Jamal Gray, the up and coming D.C.-based musician behind the futuristic funk act Nag Champa, talked to the Hatchet about inspiration, creating exciting live shows and his plans for the future.

5:15 p.m.

Weekend Outlook

Between Mardi Gras and Superbowl 50 events, there are plenty of reasons to have fun and go a little crazy this weekend. Midterms aren’t for another few weeks after all.

5:15 p.m.
If you're feeling lazy, you're in luck. FoBoGro now offers delivery several days a week. Kiana Robertson | Hatchet Staff Photographer

FoBoGro starts delivery service

When late-night cravings hit students on the weekends, they’ve got a familiar new option for delivery.

5:14 p.m.

Autism institute announces inaugural director

Kevin Pelphrey was named the inaugural director of the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute.

12:16 p.m.

Preview: Men’s basketball vs. Davidson

What: Men's basketball (16-5, 5-3 A-10) vs. Davidson (12-7, 4-4 A-10)

11:06 a.m.
The Center for Career Services advises students searching for jobs and internships. GW was ranked the No. 1 college or university for internships. Hatchet File Photo by Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

GW ranks No. 1 for student internships

GW maintained its status as the No. 1 college in the nation for internship opportunities for the second year in a row.

9:11 a.m.

Preview: Women’s basketball at Fordham

The Colonials, winners of 14-straight, are travelling north to the Bronx to take on Fordham Wednesday.

Tuesday February 2
9:08 p.m.
Groundhog Day

The groundhog speaks: more political gridlock

Dupont's most famous groundhog Potomac Phil can predict the weather and the political climate

5:44 p.m.

Double stabbing investigation shuts down local bar

MPD Police Chief Cathy Lanier said she would shut down Barcode for 96 hours for police to investigate a double stabbing that occurred there Sunday night.