Test-optional policy adds to dramatic application increase

GW received 28 percent more applications this year, which officials said is a signal that recent admissions changes are working.

Officials center global strategy around D.C.-based international organizations

The University’s leader for international strategy laid out a plan at Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting for GW to build D.C. partnerships.

Students, officials review potential new J Street vendors

If GW picks a company other than Sodexo to provide food in dining venues, it would be the first time a different company ran those venues in the last 10 years.

Mismanaged body donor program left family members 'speechless'

GW’s body donor program is working to contact approximately 50 families of body donors who were misidentified and cannot be returned.

Band director remembered for sense of humor, positive personality

Benito Fritz, the creator and director of the University’s band program and an assistant professor of music, died on Friday in Daytona Beach, Fla.


Alyssa Bogosian | Hatchet Photographer

Nursing school to test out first massive open online course

GW’s nursing school plans to offer a massive open online course to the public in May – with a twist.

Marvin Center first floor to be renovated, creating 'living room' for students

The planned renovation would transform the space from the area next to the undergraduate admissions office, to the tables near the J Street dining area.

Neighborhood nonprofit plans more outreach with $10,000 grant

The most isolated members of the Foggy Bottom West End Village on K Street will soon have more resources to help the nonprofit “draw these people out” and help them be more social.

Board votes to increase cost of attendance by 3 percent

The Board of Trustees voted Friday to increase the total cost of attendance by about 3 percent.

F Street affordable housing project underway

The University is almost finished with interior demolition and began structural work on a trio of townhouses on F Street.

School Without Walls art teacher named 'teacher of the year'

James Cunningham, an art teacher at the G street magnet school School Without Walls, was named teacher of the year in December.

Visualized: The impact of Mardi Gras

Alyssa Bogosian | Hatchet Photographer

How to celebrate Valentine's Day if you're single and not ready to mingle

If you're single, you might be dreading Valentine's Day. But you shouldn't be – you can have plenty of fun without a significant other.

How to celebrate Valentine's Day if you want to have fun with friends

Get active or indulge in chocolate this Valentine's Day with your friends.

How to celebrate Valentine's Day if you're a romance junkie

If you're in a relationship, or are hoping to cozy up to someone new on Valentine's Day, you're in luck – there are plenty of romantic activities happening across the city.

Staff Editorial: Adding a J-term would give students more opportunities

Plenty of schools, and three of GW’s peers, have a January Term, or a J-term – a winter break that extends through the end of January.

Nate Muramatsu: Students have a right to their families’ help paying for college

It’s no longer easy to “pay your own way” through school, but with college being so important, it is a family's obligation to help pay for school.

Elias Economou: It's a privilege to receive help paying for college

When you have help paying for college, it’s easy to forget that not everyone does.

Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

How GW's backcourt helped halt the (slightly different) Havoc

VCU didn’t press as aggressively as they have in the past and the Colonials’ ball-handlers were better prepared to withstand the pressure in a 72-69 win.

At the Armory, track runs into history

When GW came to New York this weekend, they came to New York for the first time.

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