The Hatchet Blogs

Friday September 4
9:03 p.m.
Junior forward MacKenzie Cowley makes a play for the ball during GW's loss to Drexel Friday afternoon. Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

Women’s soccer misses opportunities in loss to Drexel

The women’s soccer team (2-2-0) lost a tough contest to the Drexel Dragons (4-1-0) Friday on a muggy afternoon on the Mount Vernon Campus.

5:16 p.m.
The body of junior Nicholas Upton was recovered in South Africa Friday.

Body of missing student recovered

The body of a junior who has been missing in South Africa since Sunday was recovered Friday, according to a University statement.

4:12 p.m.

Eight Greek life chapters sanctioned for conduct violations

Eight Greek life chapters have been sanctioned for violations to GW's code of conduct since January, according to an update to GW's sanction website Friday.

Thursday September 3
1:44 p.m.

Men’s basketball season schedule released

The men's basketball schedule was released Thursday, and GW will play a minimum of 17 games on national television, the most in program history.

7:09 a.m.

This year, remember to thank your professors

Professors challenge students, inspire them, support them and help further their career goals. The least students can do is thank professors properly.

7:09 a.m.

Give students more opportunities for interdisciplinary learning

A course that highlights the parallels between two different subjects has real, tangible benefits for students.

7:08 a.m.
Head to Melt Shop on L Street for back-to-school deals this week. Dan Rich | Hatchet Photographer

Keep Labor Day cheap this year

There's no reason to spend too much of your hard-earned cash this weekend.

Wednesday September 2
10:53 p.m.
Chuck Todd led a discussion of the 2016 election in the Jack Morton Auditorium on Wednesday. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Politicos talk 2016 presidential campaign strategies

Chuck Todd led a panel of political experts to discuss the 2016 campaign in front of a packed crowd in the Jack Morton Auditorium Wednesday night.

12:13 a.m.
Freshman outside hitter Hanna Justesen sets up her teammates in Tuesday night's five-set loss to No.11 Oregon. Andrew Goodman | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Volleyball squanders two-set lead in home opener

The two teams went toe-to-toe in the first set, where neither team ever led by more than four points.

Tuesday September 1
9:02 p.m.
Nicholas Upton was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity and the men's rowing team. Photo courtesy The George Washington University.

Junior missing in South Africa presumed drowned

Local officials called off the search for Nicholas Upton, his parents said. Upton was last seen swimming in the East Cape Province on Sunday, Aug. 30 at about 10:30 p.m. local time.

10:18 a.m.

SA endorses new test-optional application policy

The Student Association Senate endorsed GW’s decision to make standardized test scores optional for applicants during the group's first meeting of the year Monday night.

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, 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 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.

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.