The Hatchet Blogs

Monday July 28
4:51 p.m.

Guns allowed in public after judge strikes down D.C. law

Licensed handgun owners can now take their weapons outside of their homes after a federal judge ruled a D.C. law banning guns in public unconstitutional.

2:31 p.m.
Trustee Mark Shenkman gave $5 million to the University this spring. Erica Christian | Photo Editor

With $191.3 million in donations, University builds campaign momentum

More than 22,000 donors gave to GW, increasing the University’s donor pool by about 15 percent from the previous year, for a total of $13.5 million in annual gifts.

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Your Week: After yoga and a movie, a throwback Thursday finish

The last week of July is upon us and there's only a month until life at GW is filled with early-morning Deli runs and long lines at Gelbucks again.

Sunday July 27
11:53 a.m.
Israeli soldiers in riot gear near a checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem. Jeremy Diamond | Hatchet Staff Photographer

GW students experience upheaval in the West Bank

When three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered last month in the West Bank, Israeli troops clamped down on the Palestinian territory.

Saturday July 26
5:07 p.m.
The Silver Line saw its first full day of service Saturday. Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Doors opening: Silver Line makes first trips from Virginia

After a five-year wait, the Silver Line made its first trips out of Virginia and into D.C. on Saturday.

Friday July 25
12:21 p.m.

Weekend Outlook: Dance parties and the end of Capital Fringe

It's the last weekend of July. We can't believe it either.

11:55 a.m.
Blake D. Morant will take over the GW Law School in September. Photo courtesy of GW media relations.

As selectivity wanes, GW Law School receives third-most applications

The GW Law School is bringing in more applications than most other law schools in the country, even as interest in legal education nationwide continues to fall.

11:00 a.m.
Washington Kastles give Bobby Reynolds a standing ovation after he announced his impending retirement. Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Kastles close out Smith Center stay with trip to WTT Finals

The Washington Kastles finished their home matches in the Smith Center with a win Thursday that will send them to the Mylan World TeamTennis Finals.

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

GW’s debt will total an all-time high of $1.7 billion after officials announced last week that they will issue $300 million in bonds to cover construction projects across campus and refinance existing debt.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.