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by Eva Palmer | Assistant News Editor

Visualized: Why Bambi might have a rough winter in Rock Creek Park

by Anna McGarrigle | Senior Designer

Media Credit: Anna McGarrigle | Senior Designer

Crime Log

by Benjamin Kershner | Hatchet Staff Writer

Assault on Police Officer/Unlawful Entry/Disorderly Conduct

University cuts $8.2 million from strategic plan funding after budget shortfall

by Colleen Murphy | News Editor

The University has trimmed $8.2 million in funding to support its blueprint for the next decade, after already instituting hiring freezes and slashing administrative spending to make up for a shortfall.

Students to get chance to work behind the scenes when 'The Colbert Report' films episode on campus

by Mary Ellen McIntire | News Editor

The School of Media and Public Affairs will choose several students to work as production assistants before and during the show's taping, the school announced Wednesday.

Foundation launches to remember junior, teach low-income students basketball skills

by Ellie Smith | Hatchet Reporter

In two weeks, the William Gaines Gwathmey Foundation's GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $1,600 toward a $10,000 goal, which will be used to buy basketball equipment for elementary and middle schools.

MPD: Multiple-suspect student rape case is 'disturbing'

by Eva Palmer | Assistant News Editor

The Metropolitan Police Department’s assistant chief says he can't remember the last time one victim has reported being sexually assaulted by multiple attackers in D.C.

Snapshot

by Aly Kruse | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Media Credit: Aly Kruse | Hatchet Staff PhotographerA mural drawn by Corcoran students to protest recent events in Ferguson, Mo. is power washed off a wall in front of Gelman Library. Protests continued both on campus and around D.C. in the week following the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson.

GW's signature cost-cutting program holds back on unveiling new ideas

by Mary Ellen McIntire | News Editor

GW will not unveil a new round of cost-saving ideas through the Innovation Task Force this month, marking the first semester that the program has not vetted programs to boost the University's bottom line since it launched five years ago.

Recruiting donors for the ultimate gift: Cadaver program sees signups grow

by Catherine Moran | Hatchet Reporter

GW may be asking for contributions to its $1 billion fundraising campaign, but there’s one department looking for donors to give the ultimate gift: their bodies.

Deans chart University-wide international strategy

by Mary Ellen McIntire | News Editor

Deans looking to increase their international partnerships will be asked to collaborate more on where their schools plan to grow ties – with a focus on boosting GW's strongest existing connections.

Fourth-year law student remembered for easy-going personality, sharp wit

by Mary Ellen McIntire | News Editor

Mark Lee was a diligent and quick-witted fourth-year law student, who will be remembered by his friends and family for taking the challenges of law school in stride with an easy-going attitude and warm laugh.

Going global: GW spreads recruiters across the world for first time

by Alissa Varghese | Hatchet Reporter

Starting this fall, GW’s entire 18-person admissions office is being tasked with “recruiting the world,” instead of leaving international recruitment to just a few.

GW looks to partner with sustainable Turkish dairy farm

by Ellie Smith | Hatchet Reporter

When University President Steven Knapp went to Turkey earlier this month, he brought back an unexpected souvenir – a potential partnership with a sustainable dairy farm.

More sex offenses reported to administrators than UPD

by Eva Palmer | Assistant News Editor

Sex offenses were more often reported to University administrators than to campus police last year, which experts say is because students are becoming more comfortable reporting such crimes to other campus resources.

Islamic studies director raises money for top recruits to enroll

by Emma Tyrrell | Hatchet Reporter

In the past three years, Mohammad Faghfoory has raised about $500,000 to grow his program and support students looking to enroll.

Researchers pump up heart research to get ahead of widespread disease

by Jacqueline Thomsen | Assistant News Editor

Cardiovascular research is expanding across the University, and faculty are taking advantage of a nationwide increase interest in the topic to further their own work.

Former D.C. mayor, described as political 'force,' dies at 78

by Brandon Lee | Hatchet Staff Writer

Flags were ordered to fly at half-mast across the city Sunday as D.C. residents reflected on the tumultuous career of political legend and revered former mayor Marion Barry.

Crime Log

by Benjamin Kershner | Hatchet Staff Writer

Drug Law Violation/Liquor Law Violation

Visualized: Getting home for Thanksgiving

by Anna McGarrigle | Senior Designer

Media Credit: Anna McGarrigle | Senior Designer

Greek leaders look to reform sanctions, end disciplinary 'waiting game'

by Ellie Smith | Hatchet Reporter

More than half of the social Greek chapters on campus are on probation, and students say the way GW punishes organizations has to change.

Snapshot

by Aly Kruse | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Media Credit: Aly Kruse | Hatchet Staff PhotographerCourtni Cerr, right, a member of the Humanitarian Mapping Society, helps GW alumna Kate Getz, left, map neighborhoods of Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, as part of the Missing Maps project, which creates maps that can better facilitate disaster responses and updates maps for areas affected by disease epidemics and natural disasters.

GW hires outside consultants to review campus police department

by Eva Palmer | Assistant News Editor

GW’s security chief has hired consultants to investigate the University Police Department's culture and policies – a move that experts say could help campus officers start fresh after reports of widespread harassment and discrimination within the force.

GW’s billionaire network: How big fortunes could turn into big campus donations

by Colleen Murphy | News Editor

The University counts at least six billionaires among its alumni network, including the chairman of Samsung and a man who owns every McDonald’s in Egypt.

Veteran reporter, journalism professor remembered for dedication to students

by Jacqueline Thomsen | Assistant News Editor

Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington journalist with piercing wit, may be best remembered as a steadfast advocate for the hundreds of students he mentored during his nearly 15 years teaching at GW.

Public health faculty see more media attention during Ebola outbreak

by Hanna Wilwerth | Hatchet Reporter

Public health faculty shifted focus to Ebola this fall as professors fielded more requests from the media and looked to address structural issues in West Africa.

As GW looks to up national profile, merit-based scholarships increase

by Josh Weinstock | Hatchet Reporter

The amount GW gives in merit-based scholarships has increased about 37 percent since 2010, representing a slice of the financial aid pool that has swelled each year to help officials lure higher-achieving students to campus.

IFC narrows down list of new chapter contenders to three

by Ryan Lasker | Hatchet Reporter

The Interfraternity Council has narrowed down its list of potential fraternities to join campus next fall to three: Alpha Sigma Phi, Delta Sigma Phi and Phi Gamma Delta.

Gelman Library specialist uses maps to curate homelessness data

by Katie Kamins | Hatchet Reporter

A Gelman Library technology and geographic information systems specialist is looking to bring resources to D.C.'s homeless with mapping technology that locates high-traffic areas.

GW builds relationship with billionaire alumnus, starts exchange program with Turkish university

by Colleen Murphy | News Editor

The University announced an exchange program with a Turkish university this week, which will let students study in Istanbul for up to one year.