Break the Foggy Bottom bubble with alternatives around D.C.

Whether you’re still exploring campus as a freshman or you have seen it all as a senior, there are plenty of reasons to experience other parts of D.C.

Freshman year timeline

Freshman year is a whirlwind of new experiences. While your first year away from home is bound to be different from your roommate’s, there are some experiences nearly every first-year faces.

Dos and don'ts for the first week of classes

No matter the root of your ailments, here are some dos and don’ts to survive the first week of classes.

Best ways to experience fall in the District

In a city it can be hard to do traditional autumn activities. Here are the best ways to experience fall in D.C. so you don’t let it pass you by.

Changes from last year around campus

Media Credit: Olivia Anderson | Contributing Photo EditorDistrict House's opening marks one of the biggest changes on campus this year.

Road trip ideas for GW's first fall break

Going back to school is a little less daunting with the promise of a fall break less than two months into the semester.

Free activities to fill your Labor Day weekend

Are you looking for some fun free activities to keep you busy during Labor Day weekend?

Caffeinate, compute at these cafes around D.C.

Working in Gelman can get old very quickly. Switch up your study routine with these cafes close to campus.

News you may have missed this summer

Between the Olympics, Tinder and watching Kylie Jenner’s snapchats, there were plenty of valid excuses this summer not to keep up with GW news.

Pre-election political events for your fall calendar

It goes without saying that D.C. is a top nightlife destination for political nerds – especially this election year.

Concerts you don't want to miss in D.C. this fall

Kanye West and CHVRCHES scheduled their D.C. shows during first semester, so you don’t have an excuse to miss the best concerts of the year.

Seniors face changed campus, neighborhood since freshman year

GW is nearly a new world for seniors who descended on campus three years ago.

First Night returns to campus with focus on student groups

Two years after GW’s First Night event was first held on the Mount Vernon Estate, officials have moved it back to campus.

Board of Trustees researches student representation

The chair of the Board of Trustees is creating a task force to consider adding a student member to the board.

Top leadership changes open door for new University priorities

After GW's president announced his departure and the interim provost became permanent, faculty said the changes allow officials to reevaluate their vision.

Title IX office tailors mandatory sexual assault prevention trainings

Incoming students now have more individualized options for in-person sexual assault prevention training sessions.

In presidential search, faculty concerned about lack of representation

After the University launched its presidential search at the end of June, some faculty said they were worried that the presidential search committee was not inclusive of the faculty community at GW.

Business professor named international affairs fellow at Texas A&M

A professor in GW’s business and international affairs schools will spend this fall as an international affairs fellow at Texas A&M.

Faculty turn sour over new health care plans

Faculty are “outraged” about GW’s new healthcare plans, which they say limit their options and force them to take on expenses that the University should cover.

Parent sues GW after falling on Strong Hall stairs

Rosa Sclafani fell down a set of stairs and was injured while helping her daughter move into Strong Hall in 2013.

Mental Health Services nearly doubles staff size

The staff of Mental Health Services has almost doubled since the spring.

UPD online safety campaign to feature students

The University Police Department will be kicking off a revamped digital safety strategy in September with videos featuring students enacting ways to stay safe on campus.

Crime log

Staff Editorial: Our next University president should break the mold

The next president will be the face of GW and choose the trajectory of the University. It's important that the search committee knows what students need.

Margot Besnard: Join in the election spirit, even if you don't love politics

No matter your academic or personal background, you can and should get involved in the election this fall.

Melissa Holzberg:Be open to changing your opinions in college

Changing your beliefs in college can be messy, but it's a necessary part of growing up and becoming your own person.

Claude Khalife: Universities can combat toxic masculinity

Students and other members of the GW community must acknowledge and normalize the emotional and mental needs of men and boys.

Hatchet File Photo by Dan Rich | Photo Editor

University quiet on Lonergan allegations, investigation

GW has stayed quiet about its formal investigation into abuse allegations against Mike Lonergan and the operation of the men's basketball program.

Guided by veterans, women's soccer searches for redemption

With the return of prolific scoring forward MacKenzie Cowley and a talented young core, the 2016 Colonials are looking to complete the mission they set out on last year: NCAA Tournament or bust.


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