The Hatchet Blogs

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Ben Pryde, the chair of the Student Association finance committee, explained the process of allocating money to student organizations at Monday's SA Senate meeting. 
Jordan McDonald | Hatchet Staff Photographer

SA president will veto student organization budget

Student Association President Nick Gumas said at Monday's SA Senate meeting that he will veto the proposed budget to fund student organizations for the next academic year.

Monday April 27
6:36 p.m.

American University’s acceptance rate 10 points lower than rate at GW

American University's acceptance rate dropped 11 points to 35 percent this year, a significantly lower acceptance rate than GW's for the Class of 2019.

Sunday April 26
9:42 p.m.

Baseball drops rubber match to George Mason in extra innings

GW fell to 11-6 on the season, one game back in the loss column of Richmond and Rhode Island, who they’ll play next weekend, for first place in the Atlantic 10, with two conference series left in the season.

11:22 a.m.

Video: First annual World Book Day hosted in Dupont Circle

Casal Català of D.C. hosted the first annual World Book Day, also a traditional Catalonian festival known as Sant Jordi.

Friday April 24
5:12 p.m.
Panelists discussed the best programs for college students recovering from mental illness. Judy Lim | Hatchet Staff Photographer

GW Students for Recovery hosts panel on campus mental health programs

Each speaker on the panel had experienced the shortcomings of college counseling programs, and they emphasized major elements of successful on-campus support programs for students recovering from mental illness or substance abuse.

12:01 p.m.

Parts of interior of Corcoran’s 17th Street building to become historic landmark

The interior of the Corcoran Gallery of Art on 17th Street will become a historic landmark.

11:52 a.m.
Frank Sesno the Director of the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and Founder of Planet Forward welcomed guests to the Feeding the Planet Summit in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Judy Lim | Hatchet Staff Photographer

From the farm to Congress, experts share sustainability experiences

An Earth Day summit brought students and professionals in agriculture and climate change to talk about hot-button issues like genetically modified organisms and world hunger Thursday.

Thursday April 23
4:52 p.m.

Winchester named new head coach for swimming and diving

Athletic director Patrick Nero has named James Winchester the new head coach for the Swimming and Diving program, the athletic department announced Thursday.

12:38 p.m.
Battle of the Acapellas

Video: GW Battle of the A Cappellas

The GW Vibes took first place this year, beating last year's winner, the GW MotherFunkers.

12:09 p.m.

Continuing the fight for transgender inclusion and visibility at GW

Even though GW is a liberal campus that aims to be inclusive, other schools are being more creative in their support of transgender rights.

12:09 p.m.
The Capital Crescent Trail is one of the most popular biking routes in the country with 11 miles of rail trail that extend from Georgetown to Silver Spring, Md. Lydia Francis | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Take a two-wheeled tour of the city

The hordes of tourists have dwindled post-cherry blossom bloom so now’s your chance to snag a Capital Bike – or your roommate’s – and explore the District.

11:06 a.m.

Don’t fall victim to a stressful summer in the city

I’m going to work hard during the summer months and give my best at my internship, but I’m also going to take advantage of the season.

9:50 a.m.

Video: D.C. residents celebrate 4/20 at the Capitol

D.C. residents had a smoke-in at the Capitol on April 20 to celebrate the legalization of marijuana in the District.

12:36 a.m.

Transfers Mitola, Sina commit to men’s basketball program

Two transfer guards have committed to the GW men’s basketball program, according to reports from's Jon Rothstein Tuesday.

Wednesday April 22
7:11 p.m.
Dean of Student Affairs Peter Konwerski, partakes in the activities at the Earth Day Fair in Kogan Plaza. Katie Causey | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Top officials talk sustainability projects on Earth Day

GW’s top officials got some fresh air on Earth Day Wednesday to speak while students and representatives from companies promoting sustainability mingled under a big white tent in Kogan Plaza.

6:37 p.m.
Freshman Yuta Watanabe releases a shot in a game against DePaul in December. Cameron Lancaster | Photo Editor

Watanabe to greet Japanese Prime Minister at White House

Men's basketball freshman Yuta Watanabe has been invited to greet Shinzō Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, at the White House on Tuesday, the athletic department announced Wednesday.

2:48 p.m.
Congressman Seth Moulton spoke in the Marvin Center amphitheater Tuesday. Jordan McDonald | Hatchet Staff Photographer.

Iraq War veteran and congressman talks bipartisanship with College Dems

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., spoke to students in an event hosted by the GW College Democrats on Tuesday in the Marvin Center Amphitheater about the importance of new leaders in Washington.

1:03 a.m.

Recap: Baseball stages comeback win at Towson

GW scored six runs in the final two frames to defeat the Tigers 8-4 in their 24th win of the season.

Tuesday April 21
11:37 p.m.
Sophomore Paige Kovalsky hits the ball in a game over Coppin State earlier this season. The Colonials closed non-conference play Tuesday with a win over Georgetown. Dan Rich | Hatchet Photographer.

Anderson, Costlow guide Colonials to non-conference finale win

Freshmen Alana Anderson and Sarah Costlow helped GW earn its fourth consecutive home win with a 4-2 decision over crosstown-rival Georgetown in the team's non-conference finale Tuesday.

11:03 p.m.
Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz spoke in Lisner Auditorium Tuesday as part of GW Greek Life's Grand Chapter event. Katie Causey | Hatchet Staff Photographer.

Mark Spitz talks athletic successes at Greek Grand Chapter event

Eleven-time Olympic swimming medalist Mark Spitz told members of the Greek community about his athletic success Tuesday evening during the annual Grand Chapter in Lisner Auditorium.

9:18 p.m.
Sophomore Eddie Muhl throws a pitch in GW win over UMass earlier this season. Muhl leads the nation in saves with 14. Andrew Goodman | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Baseball’s Muhl tops Stopper of the Year midseason watch list

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced Tuesday that sophomore Eddie Muhl was one of 39 players on its midseason watch list for the Stopper of the Year Award.

6:29 p.m.

GW sells Fillmore building to S&R Foundation

GW has sold the Fillmore building to a nonprofit called the S&R Foundation, the University announced Tuesday afternoon.

6:09 p.m.

After former Interfraternity Council president resigns, new leader elected

The IFC unanimously elected Keaton White as the group's new leader, according to a release.