Decline in international fundraising spending signals more strategic global presence

The University cut its spending on international fundraising almost in half last fiscal year, marking a possible shifting focus in fundraising, experts say.

With debt payments outpacing financial foundation payment, University's financial health faces scrutiny

The University will pay about $83 million off its $1.7 billion debt next fiscal year, the highest-ever payment and an amount that outpaces the money it gains from its financial investments by about $11 million.

With increased short-term programs, students have more opportunities to study abroad

Many of the trips are part of semester-long courses where students spend a week or two weeks in another country with their professor and classmates.

As temperatures in the District rise, Cheh passes heat wave bill

Mary Cheh, a Council member from Ward 3, passed emergency legislation last week prohibiting Pepco from shutting down a resident’s power during heat waves. The power utility would not cease services the day before, the day of or in any part of a sequence of days with a predicted temperature of more than 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

Officials expand CI trainings with focus on sexual assault prevention and adjusting to college

For the first time this year, officials have expanded training for freshmen during Colonial Inauguration from beyond information sessions taking place over the summer into the first week of school.

Knapp's total compensation package dips by 13 percent

Knapp was paid about $1.12 million overall in fiscal year 2014, $170,000 less than the previous fiscal year.

Officials rework CCAS advising to give students more options

Each student in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences can now choose from a lineup of academic advisers.

Officials to announce divestment stance this fall

Two University officials said in a meeting with a Fossil Free GW student leader on Friday that GW plans to respond to the group's call to remove its investments in fossil fuels in the fall, the student confirmed.

Looser requirements and increased education for this fall's fraternity rush

Students looking to join a fraternity will be “strongly encouraged” to attend an informational session covering cover the basics of what a fraternity is, a description of rush and the “core values” of GW Greek life before deciding to go through the formal rush process.

Recent alumnus remembered as compassionate, loyal and 'whip smart'

Keaton Marek was found dead at 24th and M streets. His professors said he was a compassionate and eager student, who was not afraid to debate his classmates. Marek graduated from GW with a degree in political science in May.

Most surprising crimes of 2014-15

What's the deal with the 'Superdorm?'

Going Greek? Here's what you need to know

Top news from the last academic year

What's next in campus-wide sustainability goals

Emergency resources to be listed on back of GWorlds

University announces month-long fundraising blitz for additional $50,000 gift

Potential new housing options near campus could bring new businesses to Foggy Bottom

30 years later, Office of Parent Services founder leaves behind groundbreaking legacy

Visualized: Not so egg-sellent news

Bon appétit: New eateries near campus

For the latest in trendy eats and comfort foods near campus, check out these new restaurants in walking distance.

From M Street to U Street: get to know other D.C. college neighborhoods

From American University's art scene to Howard University’s nightlife, here’s how you can explore the best of the District's other university neighborhoods.

Campus dictionary

Before you hit the books during your first semester at GW, study up on some campus vocabulary.

Global food you don't need a plane ticket to try

Whether you’re gearing up to study abroad, or just hoping to widen your palette in college, here are the top spots for international food in the district.

Freshmen dorms: The 'Zoo,' the Vern and everything in between

Here’s what you’ll love — and what will take some getting used to — at your first-year home.

Head in the Cloud: The apps you need to survive freshman year

Well, welcome to GW. In just a few short weeks a big part of your life is going to change. I’m not talking about where you live or your friend group — I’m talking about your phone.

Ditch the District for a day

With scenic hiking trails, historic neighborhoods and other cities at your fingertips, you should be reserving some Saturday afternoons for exploring before the breezy D.C. fall turns into blistery winter.

Dorm essentials just a walk away

Once you’ve unpacked, met your roommates and said goodbye to your parents, you’ll begin to realize there’s a lot more to living on your own than doing your own laundry. (By the way, have you packed a hamper? Detergent pods? Dryer sheets?)

Last-minute ideas for creative new courses

Take a look to see what could be waiting for you in the lecture hall.

Stay social media savvy at GW

Follow these accounts for the latest.

Staff Editorial: An introduction to the editorial board

The goals of The Hatchet’s weekly staff editorial are simple: Make our voices heard and affect real, tangible change.

Jonah Lewis: During the financial aid process, students should receive individualized attention

Each student should be assigned a specific financial aid counselor who is responsible for that student’s aid, and can be their point of contact for all financial aid issues.

Cartoon: Families arrive on campus for Colonial Inauguration

Media Credit: Cartoon by Juliana Kogan

Melissa Holzberg: Choose classes outside your comfort zone

Take a class that will make you a more knowledgeable person, not just one that you need to graduate.

Op-ed: The Student Association president's tips for a successful experience at GW

I turned to a range of student leaders in the GW community who have changed my life for the better, seeking their thoughts on what they would advise new students.

Hatchet File Photo by Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

The Closer: Muhl finds his place at the back of the pen

They were the Bullpen Bash Brothers. But unlike the bash bros in The Mighty Ducks, this duo never suffered from fiery tempers.

Q&A: Lonergan talks offseason workouts, big games and the transfer wire

Hatchet Sports caught up with men's basketball head coach Mike Lonergan in his office to talk about the news from the team this summer, and what to expect in the fall.

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