The Hatchet Blogs

Tuesday September 27
3:22 p.m.
Students in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre applaud the presidential candidates as they watch the debate on screen. The event, sponsored by the College Democrats, the College Republicans and the School of Media and Public Affairs, included a panel discussion on how the debates would affect the election. Mike Shanahan | Hatchet Photographer

Political panelists talk presidential election at debate watch event

Students packed Marvin Theatre Monday to watch Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump debate.

2:52 p.m.

Maurice Joseph named men’s basketball interim head coach

Maurice Joseph will serve as interim head coach of the men's basketball program this fall, the athletic department announced Tuesday afternoon.

2:19 p.m.
The SA voted unanimously Monday in favor of divesting holdings in the University's endowment from fossil fuels. Sam Hardgrove | Assistant Photo Editor

SA votes in favor of fossil fuel divestment

The Student Association Senate voted unanimously in favor of divesting the University’s holdings in fossil fuels Monday night.

Monday September 26
6:25 p.m.

Student showcase to take Colonials Weekend spotlight

Acapellapalooza, a musical performance that showcases GW's acapella groups at Lisner, has been tapped as this year's Colonials Weekend headliner

3:13 p.m.

Washington Monument closed indefinitely due to elevator issues

The National Park Service announced Monday it would close access to inside the Washington Monument indefinitely.

Sunday September 25
8:32 p.m.
Yoga on the Mall

Yoga on the Mall celebrates 11 years

6:16 p.m.
Women's rowing raced in the Head of the Potomac on Sunday. Keegan Mullen | Hatchet Photographer

Women’s rowing strong in debut, keeps eye toward spring

The women’s rowing team opened its fall schedule at the Head of the Potomac regatta, an annual event hosted by the Potomac Boat Club.

Saturday September 24
5:10 p.m.
Residents were evacuated from JBKO after a burner was left on in the building. Alyssa Bogosian | Hatchet Staff Photographer

JBKO evacuated after burner left on

JBKO was evacuated at about 4 p.m. Saturday after a burner was left on in a resident's room, University spokesman Brett Zongker said.

Thursday September 22
7:23 p.m.

White House staffer, GW alumnus’s email hacked

A recent alumnus and current White House staffer's email account was hacked this week, revealing political documents and messages from his time at GW.

Wednesday September 21
11:53 p.m.
Commissioners of the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neigbhorhood Commission discussed the city's process for removing homeless encampments at the meeting Wednesday night. Jack Borowiak | Hatchet Photographer

Neighbors discuss clean-ups of nearby homeless encampments

D.C. officials removed homeless people living in tents near Washington Circle Tuesday, a liaison from Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office said at a neighborhood meeting Wednesday night.

8:18 p.m.

Professor’s Take: Native American pipeline protest should strike conversations

People must now confront one of the most stubborn and widely held prejudices in American life: that North American Indians are relics of the past.

6:45 p.m.
Matoma, a Norwegian DJ, stormed onto the scene just three years ago but has already risen to stardom. Olivia Anderson | Contributing Photo Editor

Q&A: Matoma talks good vibes, personal journey

Tom Lagergren, better known as Matoma, is a breakout Norwegian DJ and producer that has gone from zero to hero. We sat down with him before his show at the A.I. this past Saturday.

6:30 p.m.

Weekend Outlook

You've almost made it through a month of school so celebrate with some music and comedy this weekend.

Tuesday September 20
11:26 p.m.
A new bid to Chi Omega hugs a sister during Bid Day on the National Mall.  Isabella Brodt | Hatchet Photographer

Photos: Sororities celebrate bid day on the National Mall

Ten sororities welcomed their new members at bid day on the National Mall Tuesday. Here are some of the moments sorority sisters shared with new members.

11:15 p.m.
D.C. Fire and EMS responded to a medical emergency inside the Smith Center early Tuesday evening. Dan Rich | Photo Editor

Adult man goes into cardiac arrest at Smith Center

An adult man playing basketball at the Smith Center went into cardiac arrest Tuesday night.

11:53 a.m.
The Young Turks broadcast live from GW's campus. Keren Carrion | Hatchet Staff Photographer

The Young Turks talk identity, politics in live broadcast

The Young Turks opened up with students about politics, sexting and gender as they broadcasted live from the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday night.

Monday September 19
4:42 p.m.

Second climate survey shows low sexual violence reporting rates

An increased number of students are aware of how to contact the Title IX office, though most unwanted sexual acts still go unreported.

Sunday September 18
4:33 p.m.
Former men's basketball head coach Mike Lonergan will seek appropriate relief for his termination, which was announced by the University Saturday. Dan Rich | Photo Editor

Lonergan will ‘seek appropriate relief’ for termination

Mike Lonergan's attorneys said the former men's basketball head coach will "seek appropriate relief" for his termination following a probe into verbal and emotional abuse allegations.

Saturday September 17
4:53 p.m.

University officially announces Lonergan dismissal

Men's basketball head coach Mike Lonergan has officially been dismissed from the program, according to a statement released by Provost Forrest Maltzman Saturday afternoon.

Friday September 16
11:49 p.m.

GW reportedly fires men’s basketball head coach Mike Lonergan

Men’s basketball head coach Mike Lonergan has been fired, according to USA Today Sports.

6:01 p.m.

W Street house sold for $1.725 million

The sale of the W Street house, the University's property near the Mount Vernon Campus, will fund financial aid for campus programs, the University announced Friday in a release.

3:33 p.m.

A-10 men’s soccer championship will remain in Davidson

The Atlantic 10 men’s soccer championship will remain on campus at Davidson’s Alumni Soccer Stadium in Davidson, N.C., the league announced Friday.