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Suicidologist to meet with students about mental health on campus

by Colleen Murphy | News Editor

A suicidologist will visit campus Thursday to hold a session about mental health awareness, as student leaders have continued to call for more attention to suicide and mental health.

Tau Kappa Epsilon townhouse to be emptied after chapter closes

by Eva Palmer | Assistant News Editor

Advisers to the GW chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon are clearing out the townhouse on 22nd Street after the group was booted off campus this month.

Host of TED Radio Hour brings hands-on course to SMPA

by Genevieve Montinar | Hatchet Reporter

Radio may not be the most popular medium for today's journalists, but at GW, a radio host is looking to make sure that it stays relevant.

Hackers, beware: GW's cyber security institute anticipates growth

by Jacqueline Thomsen | Assistant News Editor

At the Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute, the research and events held by faculty and students from all 10 of GW’s schools is attracting more attention from federal officials and news media.

Alternative Breaks trip to Philippines cancelled after low fundraising

by Robin Eberhardt | Hatchet Reporter

Students who signed up for the trip, which would have included helping rebuild parts of the country hit by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, will not receive a refund for all of the $800 personal fee.

GW prepares to break ground on Pennsylvania Avenue office building project

by Colleen Murphy | News Editor

The project will last about two and a half years. And as the construction date looms, the project's developer will now have to begin the process of selecting tenants to fill the 250,000-square-foot space.

On path to zero waste, GW misses targets

by Ryan Lasker | Contributing News Editor

The University has missed two deadlines for reaching goals that would make it a zero-waste college – part of its far-reaching sustainability plan to reduce its impact on the environment.

Plans for free community college could add transfer students to School of Nursing

by Mary Ellen McIntire | News Editor

If more students start enrolling in Maryland and Virginia community colleges' nursing programs, GW could see an increase in the number of students transferring into its school.

Officials tap another Johns Hopkins professor to lead School of Nursing

by Mary Ellen McIntire | News Editor

Pamela R. Jeffries is the third dean to be hired away from the U.S. News & World Report No. 12-ranked university about an hour north of D.C. since University President Steven Knapp came to GW from the same institution in 2007.

Emeritus professor of health economics dies at 71

by Mary Ellen McIntire | News Editor

Warren Greenberg, an emeritus professor of health economics in the Milken Institute School of Public Health, died this month. He was 71 years old.

Asbestos found in Strong Hall

by Eva Palmer | Assistant News Editor

University staff members who came to Strong Hall to fix a broken toilet and leaking pipe found asbestos last week.

Bertucci's courts students with GWorld discount

by Brandon Campbell | Hatchet Reporter

To draw customers back in, Bertucci's is committing to giving a 15 percent discount to anyone who shows their GWorld card, making it one of several restaurants in the Shops at 2000 Penn looking to attract more college students, faculty and staff with discounts.

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by Ryan Lasker | Contributing News Editor

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by Benjamin Kershner | Hatchet Staff Writer

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by Katie Causey | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Media Credit: Katie Causey | Hatchet Staff PhotographerDuring this year's March for Life, which was held on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, several counter-protestors were arrested in front of the Supreme Court while rallying against anti-abortion advocates.

Elliott School seeks dean to elevate an already strong reputation

by Mary Ellen McIntire and Jacqueline Thomsen | News Editors

The Elliott School of International Affairs kicked off its dean search last week, officially listing its deanship as open and taking nominations from the school’s faculty and staff for candidates to replace Michael Brown, who has served as the school’s dean for a decade.

Student group coalition targets UPD and race relations

by Brandon Lee | Hatchet Staff Writer

More than 20 student organizations have come together to address race relations on campus, and the coalition’s top priority is the University Police Department.

Visualized: Life in the Bike Lane

by Anna McGarrigle | Senior Designer

Media Credit: Anna McGarrigle | Senior Designer

After two dozen sexual abuse reports, advocates laud campus culture shift

by Ellie Smith | Contributing News Editor

Twenty-three sexual abuses were reported to the University Police Department last semester, the highest number reported to campus police in any semester over the last four years.

Faculty: Research staff turnover hurts grant prospects

by Jacqueline Thomsen | Assistant News Editor

At least three faculty leaders say they are concerned that the department has been unable to maintain a constant staff, which has created a difficult transition for researchers.

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

by Lillianna Byington | Hatchet Reporter

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.

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

by Brandon Campbell | Hatchet Reporter

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.

Corcoran students, faculty lay out priorities for first director

by Mary Ellen McIntire | News Editor

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

by Josh Weinstock | Hatchet Reporter

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

by Eva Palmer | Assistant News Editor

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

Neighbors mobilize snow team to clear sidewalks

by Robin Eberhardt | Hatchet Reporter

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

by Ryan Lasker | Hatchet Staff Writer

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.

On smoke-filled Metro train, alumnus helped fellow passengers

by Jacqueline Thomsen | Assistant News Editor

Jonathan Rogers wasn’t supposed to be on the Yellow Line last Monday afternoon. He accidentally hopped on what he thought was a Green Line train.

Colonial Health Center opening paves way for peer-support program

by Allison Kowalski and Jacqueline Thomsen | News Editors

The University’s Colonial Health Center opened last week, but now the focus has shifted to how students and officials will get GW’s newest counseling program – which will likely be housed in the space – off the ground.

Finance office employee remembered as 'avid dancer,' admired by co-workers

by Colleen Murphy | News Editor

Nancy Bannister, a longtime employee in the University’s finance office and a lifelong dancer, died Dec. 27. She was 54 years old.