The Hatchet Blogs

Thursday July 24
8:22 p.m.
The bonds will help pay for campus construction projects, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said.

University’s debt reaches all-time high

The debt load is about $220 million more than GW’s has in the bank from its about $1.5 billion endowment.

Wednesday July 23
7:42 p.m.
GW launched a safety campaign last fall to remind students to look up when crossing the street. | Hatchet file photo.

Intersections near campus among D.C.’s most dangerous

Two intersections near campus are considered some of the most dangerous in the city.

12:04 p.m.
Leander Paes serves the ball over his partner Martina Hingis. They won the mixed doubles set 5-2. Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Photos: As First Lady looks on, Kastles clinch home-court advantage

Fans at the Smith Center had two reasons to be excited Tuesday night: not only did the Washington Kastles defeat the Springfield Lasers 4-1, but First Lady Michelle Obama was there to cheer on the home team.

11:48 a.m.

Former Mitt Romney campaign manager named a fellow at GSPM

Mitt Romney may have lost his presidential bid in 2012, but now his campaign manager will get to teach budding GW politicos what he's learned from the defeat.

11:46 a.m.
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What We’re Watching: “Boyhood”

The concept behind Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is one-of-a-kind: a movie that follows a boy from age six to 18, filmed with the same actors over 12 years.

Tuesday July 22
8:00 p.m.

GW to launch new wireless network by August

When students return to campus this fall, they will connect their laptops, tablets and smartphones to a new wireless network.

Monday July 21
11:12 p.m.

Professor’s Take: Narratives are lost in Israel-Palestine debates

The debates between Israelis and Palestinians are much the same. What is lost in these bitter exchanges is what the conflict is really about. It’s about two peoples who claim the same land on the basis of two very different national narratives.

10:53 p.m.
Photo by Robert Redfield, courtesy of Elastic Artists.

Mac DeMarco’s silly performance rocks the 9:30 Club

DeMarco, with his new indie-pop album “Salad Days,” played the last show of his U.S. tour Saturday night at the 9:30 Club.

5:39 p.m.

Judge: Only current Corcoran students, employees can oppose GW merger

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Surya Greer.

4:39 p.m.

Former student pleads not guilty to felony charge after bringing gun to Capitol Hill

Ryan Shucard, a former student, was released from police custody Saturday after pleading not guilty to bringing a felony weapon charge.

Sunday July 20
9:44 p.m.
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Your week: Blockbusters, punk concerts and the chance to see a Vine duo

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn't mean you have to follow suit. Keep your week alive with some concerts, comedy and films.

Saturday July 19
6:12 p.m.

Legal battle gets underway between Corcoran and advocacy group

A D.C. Superior Court judge will rule Monday whether an advocacy group can intervene in the University's deal to acquire the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

3:56 p.m.
The GW challenge coin. Photo courtesy of GW Impact.

GW ‘making history’ with custom coin

The coins, featuring a profile of the first president, are meant to give owners a sense of pride in Washington's vision for a college in the nation's capital.

Friday July 18
11:01 p.m.

Cross country and track adds recruits, announces fall racing schedule

The University’s fledgling combination cross country and track team filled in several organizational blanks Thursday when fourth-year head coach Terry Weir announced the fall schedule of cross country races as well as the incoming recruiting class.

6:17 p.m.
The Israeli Defense Force salutes. Photo courtesy of Tomer Canaan

GW students in Israel learn to live under rocket fire and wailing sirens

When two GW students boarded planes to Israel at the beginning of the summer, neither gave much thought to whether they would find themselves in the line of rocket fire a month later.

5:49 p.m.
Paramore performs on the Parahoy! cruise earlier this year. Photo by Flickr user Laurence Dion, used under cc-by-2.0

Weekend Outlook: Ice cream & BRGRS and Queen meets Adam Lambert

We’d rather not discuss how many weekends are left until classes begin, and we're sure you don't either. Keep summer alive with these weekend events, sure to help you check a few items off your D.C. bucket list.

5:47 p.m.

Former women’s basketball star finishes first professional season

Former women’s basketball star Tara Booker finished her first season of professional basketball overseas earlier this summer, with her first year out of college taking her from Luxembourg to Australia.

2:45 p.m.

Former student arrested for carrying handgun into House office building

Police arrested a former student Friday on Capitol Hill after he allegedly tried to bring a gun into a House of Representatives office building.

Thursday July 17
10:34 p.m.
Judge Robert Okun ruled that Save the Corcoran's members who are currently affiliated with he Corcoran have  the right to represent their special interest in the merger. Hatchet File Photo.

D.C. attorney general’s office backs Corcoran deal

The D.C. attorney general's office endorsed GW’s acquisition of the Corcoran College of Art + Design late Wednesday, just days before a hearing on the merger.

10:00 p.m.

Marijuana decriminalization takes effect in D.C., but law’s future unclear

Getting caught with less than one ounce of marijuana isn't such a big deal anymore in the District.

3:36 p.m.

Former business dean helped shape D.C. economic plan

The ousted dean of GW's business school was one of the architects behind D.C.'s latest plan to kickstart the local economy.

2:20 p.m.
University President Steven Knapp has committed to long-term food sustainability. Hatchet File Photo

Op-ed: Why GW needs an agriculture department

Although the University has an urban campus, and is proud of it, it needs to make a more substantial investment in educating students about agriculture.

1:00 p.m.
Venus Williams plays tennis with local children at a Kastles-hosted clinic. Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Photos: Venus Williams takes to Smith Center court for Washington Kastles

Former World No. 1 player Venus Williams stepped onto the court Wednesday, winning a doubles set with a longtime rival but losing a singles set later in the night.