Corcoran students, faculty lay out priorities for first director

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a step closer to choosing its first director as students and faculty meet this week with the firm that's leading the search.

Student Association hopes to ease process for transferring abroad credits

In an effort to ease the credit-transfer process, the Student Association is looking to expand the list of approved classes for students to take abroad.

Harassment reports decrease by more than a third

Reports of harassment to the University Police Department dropped 38 percent between the 2014 spring and fall semesters.


Kiana Robertson | Hatchet Photographer

For nephew of U.S. president, Kennedy Center renovations are personal

Among William Kennedy Smith’s plans for the next two years as a member of the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission, he wants to focus on making sure the expansion plans earn a seal of approval with the input of Foggy Bottom neighbors.

With 'tiny house' project, student veteran champions environmental awareness

A student veteran plans to build a “tiny house" – as small as 100 square feet – completely out of recycled materials, and will document her experience along the way.

Neighbors mobilize snow team to clear sidewalks

GW’s Office of Community Relations and the Foggy Bottom Association created the group, which now has over a dozen volunteers, to combat icy conditions affecting anyone on the street, especially the elderly and disabled.

Ross Hall, Science and Engineering Hall to get electricity and heat from steam plant

The cogeneration plant, which will be built in Ross Hall's basement, should be fully up and running by this spring or summer, said Meghan Chapple, the director of GW’s sustainability office.

Garrett Mills | Hatchet Photographer

Spirits meet science at D.C.’s second distillery since Prohibition

Alex Laufer and Alexander “Sandy” Wood spent years working in law and biotechnology. Now, they say they've brought the skills from those professions to a new venture: Running D.C.’s newest distillery.

As cat café heads to D.C., founder readies to navigate city rules

A cat café is exactly what you think it is: A shop that combines coffee, tea and treats with furry companions, courtesy of the Washington Humane Society. Such a café, to be called Crumbs & Whiskers, is looking to open this year.

After 20-year fight, Congress considers National Women's History Museum

The National Women’s History Museum is not an architectural marvel with ornate ceilings and Corinthian columns. In fact, the museum hasn't been built yet.

Staff Editorial: GW's information lockdown presents disturbing trend, limits progress

On numerous occasions, GW has decided to cut off the flow of information when circumstances took a turn for the worse. While this is an understandable reaction, it is hurting student trust more than helping maintain an image, and reduces everyone’s ability to find joint solutions.

Sean Hurd: Tweak the offense to power GW past conference opponents

With two games against subpar competition remaining until they face their toughest three-game conference stretch of the year, the Colonials could benefit from a few tweaks to its offensive approach: move the ball, lean on junior point guard Joe McDonald to become a scorer and insert freshman forward Yuta Watanabe into the starting rotation.

Sarah Blugis: Faculty should take it upon themselves to learn GW's sexual assault policies

It’s very scary and completely unacceptable that some professors don’t know where to direct students who confide in them about sexual assault.

Robin Jones Kerr: Four notes to my freshman-year self

Amid all the advice I know freshmen are getting right now, here are a couple off-beat, lesser-known tips from someone who’s been there.

Kinjo Kiema: University can better emphasize the dangers of mixing drugs

We should take steps to prevent student overdoses whether they’re on or off campus. That means proactively creating more comprehensive drug education programs for all students.

Josh Solomon | Hatchet Staff Photographer

A maverick bunch of runners, on a mission to build a track program

In their first year as a team, the upstart group has found a home at the Georgetown community track, a couple miles north of Foggy Bottom.

Colonial Army doubles enlistment in two years, with one key addition on the court

The organization now boasts more than 3,500 students who attend both varsity and club sporting events, but are best known for flocking to the Smith Center, cardboard fatheads of players' faces in tow, for basketball games.

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    Slideshow: Roe v. Wade anniversary rallies

    With the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, activists gathered at a White House die-in, the March for Life on The Natio...

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    SLATE College Comedy Festival

    GW hosted SLATE, a world college comedy festival, Saturday evening featuring five student improvisation groups, an al...

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    A Walk to a Dream

    The Martin Luther King walk hosted by the Multicultural Student Services Center. Video by Haley Lloyd....