The Hatchet Blogs

Friday May 29
5:31 p.m.

GW Museum and Textile Museum’s former location sells for $19 million

The building that used to hold the thousand-year-old rugs and maps that the GW Museum and Textile Museum now displays sold for $19 million on Thursday, according to a University release.

2:43 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.

11:13 a.m.

Living the Sweetlife this weekend?

Kendrick Lamar is featured on SZA's "Babylon" – we're not saying the headliner will arrive early, but Sweetgreen, which sponsors the festival, does have a salad named after Lamar.

Thursday May 28
8:12 p.m.

GSPM professors study presidential candidates’ media impact

Two associate professors in the Graduate School of Political Management conducted a study over the last two months on how members of the public discussed the 2016 presidential candidates and how candidates' campaign messages affected mainstream and social media.

7:59 p.m.

Suspension reportedly ends for student who posted swastika in International House

GW ended the suspension of the student who posted a swastika on his floor of International House in March, The Times of India reported Wednesday.

7:55 p.m.

Tverijonas earns first professional doubles title

Julius Tverijonas, a men’s tennis rising junior, earned his first professional doubles title at the Turkey F20 Futures tournament last weekend.

5:00 p.m.

Op-ed: Watch out for subtle instances of sexism

It is the duty of forward-thinking students to identify, publicly point out and confront sexism, however subliminal, wherever it may occur.

4:39 p.m.

2015-16 A-10 women’s basketball schedule pairings announced

The Atlantic 10 announced its women’s basketball league pairings Thursday for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

10:09 a.m.

D.C. Council to discuss creation of local college basketball tournament

The D.C. Council will host a roundtable Thursday to discuss whether the group should support the creation of a "Big 6" college basketball tournament in the District.

Wednesday May 27
5:32 p.m.

Former graduate student sentenced to life in prison in murder case

A judge sentenced a former GW graduate student to life in prison on Wednesday after he was found guilty of murdering his friend in 2013.

4:27 p.m.

GW students launch group in support of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

A group of GW students have launched "GW for Bernie" on Facebook and Twitter in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is running for president as a Democrat.

1:58 p.m.

Dive into the District: Where to swim – or sunbathe – in D.C.

Whether you want to work out or work on your tan, the District offers plenty of swim spots when you can’t sneak into the rooftop at The Avenue.

1:25 p.m.

A female headliner would have been a better choice for Colonials Weekend

Although it’s exciting to have someone like Stewart on campus, GW should have recognized that it’s time for a change.

12:17 p.m.

Officials waiting on federal approval to purchase new Metro cars

Officials may not purchase more than 200 of the 7000 series Metro cars if the Federal Transit Administration does not approve the retirement of the older set of cars the news cars are planned to replace, according to The Washington Post.

11:01 a.m.

D.C. Council chairman says mayor will get 99 percent of requests in budget

D.C. Council chairman Phil Mendelson said Tuesday that the Council will vote in favor of most of Mayor Muriel Bowser's proposed budget Wednesday morning, WAMU 88.5 reported.

Tuesday May 26
10:24 p.m.

GW-led D.C. institution lands $7.5 million grant for AIDS research

A center in the city that spearheaded AIDS research in the 1980s just got at $7.5 million boost to make more steps toward finding a cure, according to a University release Tuesday.

5:51 p.m.

2015-16 A-10 men’s basketball schedule pairings announced

The Atlantic 10 released the 2015-16 men’s basketball schedule pairings Tuesday, slating 18-game conference schedules for each of the league’s 14 teams for the second year in a row.

5:37 p.m.

GW Museum and Textile Museum wins D.C.’s historic preservation award

GW was one of 44 individuals, businesses or other D.C. organizations that received awards for historical preservation in ceremony, which was held earlier this month at DAR Constitution Hall.

3:45 p.m.

Taxi drivers sue D.C. over rideshare regulations

The complaint says that regulations for drivers of services like Uber are Lyft are "significantly less burdensome, restrictive, and expensive."

Monday May 25
1:18 p.m.

Men’s basketball to tour Japan next summer

The men's basketball team is planning a trip to Japan sometime during the 2016 summer, athletic director Patrick Nero told The Japan Times on Monday.

11:23 a.m.

Baseball’s Metz and Chapman make all-championship team

Baseball landed a pair of rookies on the Atlantic 10 All-Championship team in pitcher-second baseman double threat Robbie Metz and catcher Brandon Chapman, the league announced Saturday.