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Professor honored for 'unexpected' mathematical solution

by Lillianna Byington | Contributing News Editor

A GW professor was named the first recipient of a prize for whoever had the best answer to one of a series of unsolved math problems.

Mount Vernon neighborhood program gains traction after delayed start

by Mariana de la Maza | Hatchet Reporter

Foxhall residents said the neighborhood program had difficulty launching because of a lack of support from GW’s administration.

D.C. business leaders question the benefits of proposed paid leave program

by Kendrick Chang | Hatchet Staff Writer

D.C. business leaders are concerned about how much they would have to shell out for an extensive paid family leave program.

Zeta Beta Tau offered space on Townhouse Row

by Natalie Maher | Staff Writer

Zeta Beta Tau’s national organization is due to turn in a signed lease by Monday, its chapter president said.

GW hires specialist to boost graduation rate

by Jeanine Marie | News Editor

Officials recently expanded the responsibilities of the admissions office to not just track why students enroll at GW but why they might leave.

GW's alcohol education office shifts focus to overall health

by Robin Eberhardt and Anthony Tusino | Hatchet Reporters

GW’s alcohol education office is focusing more on overall health, rather than just drugs and alcohol.

Mega snowstrom left staffers stuck on campus

by Celine Bartels-Mills | Hatchet Reporter

More than 250 employees worked on-site from the beginning of the weekend until Monday to serve students and help with the clearing and treating of roads.

Law professor's proposal for reporting sexual violence funded in Virginia

by Janna Paramore | Hatchet Reporter

John Banzhaf, a public interest law professor, proposed a “third ground” in sexual assault reporting that will be tested in the state of Virginia.

Crime log

by Sam Eppler | Hatchet Reporter

Liquor Law Violation and Disorderly Conduct

Foggy Bottom Council member elected chair of WMATA board

by Robin Eberhardt | Assistant News Editor

Foggy Bottom’s D.C. Council member Jack Evans is now leading the group that oversees the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority.

Senate proposal calls for students not to vote on their own funding

by James Levinson | Staff Writer

A new Student Association proposal will prevent members of student organizations to vote on their own funding.

Departure of human resources chief leads to office shakeup

by Avery Anapol | Assistant News Editor

GW’s head of human resources will leave next month to take a similar role at New York University and be closer to her family.

New CCAS religious institute highlights interfaith dialogue

by Ellie Smith | News Editor

GW is going back to its roots with a new institute dedicated to one of George Washington’s goals: religious freedom.

Snapshot

by Kiana Robertson | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Media Credit: Kiana Robertson | Hatchet Staff PhotographerBrian Liu, who will be 2 years old in March, holds onto colorful decorations at the Chinese New Year Family Festival at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Saturday.

Visualized: Eating your winter greens

by Danielle Solinski | Hatchet Designer

Media Credit: Danielle Solinski | Hatchet Designer

New SA election rules to prioritize affordability in campaigns

by Jeanine Marie | News Editor

The resolution passed unanimously and without debate, a boon to the group’s hope that this year’s elections are less contentious than last year’s.

Donors create a 'legacy' with increase of endowed scholarships, professorships

by Avery Anapol | Assistant News Editor

Twice as many scholarships, endowment funds and endowed professorships were donated to the University this year than last year.

GW received $250 million in donations last fiscal year

by Priya Desai | Hatchet Reporter

GW received nearly $250 million in donations in fiscal year 2015, nearly triple the amount it received the year before, according to new data.

Provost's office restructuring keeps focus on online learning

by Jacqueline Thomsen and Ellie Smith | News Editors

The provost’s office, which has experienced high rates of turnover over the last semester, announced it would restructure its approach to online learning.

National Security Archive unlocks top-secret documents

by Lillianna Byington | Contributing News Editor

As they face constant media coverage, researchers at the National Security Archive are uncovering new details about current issues through FOIAs.

Six high-level exits mark year of transitions, financial pressures

by Jacqueline Thomsen | Senior News Editor

Six high-level administrators have left the University this academic year, the highest number of departures in a single academic year in at least 10 years.

Neighborhood rat population swells following warm weather, construction

by Danielle Mahar | Hatchet Reporter

Instead of hibernating in the winter, Foggy Bottom residents said rats in the areas continued to roam the streets longer than usual because of the warm weather.

Officials add accessibility features to online courses

by Avery Anapol | Assistant News Editor

GW leaders hope new features added to GW’s online learning programs will make them more accessible for students with disabilities.

CCAS departments find new homes in Academic Center

by Samantha Seiler | Hatchet Reporter

At least three departments in the school are all in the process of moving to more unified locations this year, moving out of buildings or changing floors.

Publications from political science faculty keep highly ranked department at top

by Lillianna Byington | Contributing News Editor

GW’s political science department is publishing more books on current affairs and pushing assistant professors to publish to maintain its reputation.

Panhellenic Association considers adding new sororities

by Jeanine Marie | News Editor

The Panhellenic Association will form an exploratory committee early this semester to determine if GW needs more sororities.

Electrician sues GW for job discrimination

by Robin Eberhardt | Assistant News Editor

An electrician who works for GW is suing the University for job discrimination, alleging that University supervisors retaliated against him after he was injured on the job.

Crime log

by Sam Eppler | Hatchet Reporter

Student leader proposes new UPD student advisory board

by Sam Eppler | Hatchet Reporter

A student leader wants to create a student group that will critique and provide suggestions for the University Police Department.

New law school academy offers students hands-on experience

by Elise Zaidi | Hatchet Reporter

David Falk, who graduated from the school in 1975, announced the Falk Academy of Management and Entrepreneurship during an event last week.