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Construction and renovation budget increases 12 percent for next fiscal year after Board vote

by Ryan Lasker | Assistant News Editor

GW’s budget to finance renovation and construction projects has increased by nearly 12 percent for next fiscal year, the Board of Trustees announced Friday.

Archaeology professor designs first online companion course for field work in Kenya

by Ryan Lasker | Assistant News Editor

Before GW’s archaeology students visit Kenya in person, they’re going to see it on their computer screens first.

Experts say incoming UPD chief brings skills to bridge gap between campus and city police

by Robin Eberhardt | Assistant News Editor

Experts say that her experience in the city police force in Pittsburgh could help Brackney fill the communication gap between UPD and the Metropolitan Police Department, a problem that has led to dangerous communication errors between the departments in the past.

After 18 years of service, SMPA professor retires to 'third chapter' of life

by Ryan Lasker | Assistant News Editor

After an 18-year stint at GW, a professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs is retiring to start what he called the third chapter of his life.

First-year law student remembered for friendly demeanor, willingness to help

by Jacqueline Thomsen and Eva Palmer | News Editors

James McFadden didn’t have much time for hobbies, his mother said. He was always too busy helping out anyone who asked.

University names new senior associate provost in effort to expand global reputation

by Ellie Smith | Assistant News Editor

An associate dean from the Elliott School of International Affairs will take the helm of a newly created international position in the provost’s office, the latest in a series of moves GW has taken to expand its global reach.

Renovation plans approved for historic Thaddeus Stevens school

by Robin Eberhardt | Assistant News Editor

D.C.’s historical preservation board approved the designs for the renovation of the Thaddeus Stevens school last month, with the hope of opening the school as soon as 2018.

Drawing on past experiences, Tim Cook advises graduates to live by their morals

by Ellie Smith and Robin Eberhardt | Assistant News Editors

Even though the Apple CEO’s Commencement address at Sunday’s University-wide Commencement was riddled with references to his tech company, his speech centered on encouraging graduates to do well, do good and find their own “north stars” to guide them through some of life’s hardest questions.

Financial aid pool swells with more students to support

by Eva Palmer | News Editor

The Board of Trustees approved roughly $182 million for undergraduate students’ financial aid Friday, an increase of about 6.5 percent from last year and part of the largest expansion in financial aid funds the University has signed off on in six years.

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by Katie Causey | Photo Editor

Media Credit: Katie Causey | Photo EditorCarmen of Carmen Y Sus Delicias chefs prepare traditional Peruvian food at the 17th annual Food Festival of the Americas, hosted by the Organization of American States.

Visualized: D.C. and your relationship status

by Anna McGarrigle | Senior Designer

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After time spent out of the public eye, former mayor returns to a smaller spotlight

by Robin Eberhardt | Assistant News Editor

Ever since the former D.C. mayor left office in January, Gray has kept a low profile, concentrating on his personal life and fixing up his house, which is in the Hillcrest neighborhood in Ward 7. But now he is beginning to return to the public spotlight, dispensing advice to those seeking it on politics, leadership and even public school reforms.

New faculty grant program aimed at improving student job opportunities

by Ellie Smith | Assistant News Editor

Professors can now apply to receive funding from the University’s Career Services, a program created by a massive donation by a trustee to the center.

Fundraising campaign total reaches $740 million

by Ryan Lasker | Assistant News Editor

After making serious strides toward reaching its goal of $1 billion, donations to GW’s largest-ever fundraising campaign have grown by $25 million since February, now up to a $740 million total.

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by Robin Eberhardt | Assistant News Editor

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by Ryan Lasker | Assistant News Editor

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Saudi Arabia partnership marks latest move in University's growing global reach

by Ryan Lasker | Assistant News Editor

GW’s partnership with a Saudi university for a doctoral program on educational leadership is just the latest in the University’s global connections.

Officials to add details to sanction website, post Greek chapter accomplishments

by Eva Palmer and Andrew Goudsward | Hatchet Reporters

The change will give more information about specific incidents and punishments – like what occurred if an organization hazed its members or hosted a party that was not registered through the University – which Greek life leaders say will give a better sense of what happens on campus.

For alumni, Commencement weekend marks continuing relationship with GW

by Ellie Smith | Assistant News Editor

Alumni who are included in Commencement weekend events say they are glad to reconnect reconnect with their alma mater and it prompts them to help the new class of graduates hunt for jobs. And in the middle of the University’s $1 billion campaign, it could also be a time for them to make donations to the University.

Duques terrace closed because of continued smoking

by Robin Eberhardt | Assistant News Editor

The University restricted access to the terrace on the sixth floor of Duques Hall because of continued smoking there, University spokesman Kurtis Hiatt said. He said officials initially tried placing signs warning that the terrace would be closed if students continued smoking there.

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by Sam Hardgrove | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Media Credit: Sam Hardgrove | Hatchet Staff PhotographerThousands of visitors and D.C. residents watched vintage planes from World War II fly over the National Mall on Friday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe.

With addition of Corcoran students in campus plan, neighbors fear GW's potential for growth

by Robin Eberhardt | Assistant News Editor

Neighborhood leaders are upset that the modification of GW’s campus plan won’t represent the number of students actually on campus and they fear it could lead GW to change it in the next round of campus planning.

GSPM director hopes to turn free online course into marketing tool for enrollment boost

by Ryan Lasker | Assistant News Editor

Enrolling in GW is no longer a requirement to take a course in the Graduate School of Political Management.

D.C. population growth flatlines as cost of living remains high

by Robin Eberhardt | Assistant News Editor

The number of people moving out of the D.C. metropolitan area is larger than the number of people moving here from other states, the first time this has occurred in the last four years of available data.

First female engineering school graduate dies, leaves legacy that reaches to space

by Ryan Lasker | Assistant News Editor

The first female engineering student to graduate from GW died last month, leaving behind a legacy that inspired other female engineers to follow in her footsteps.

Visualized: Mother's day tugs at hearts, wallets

by Anna McGarrigle | Senior Designer

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To serve students, officials 'stretching' counseling center resources for maximum impact

by Ellie Smith | Assistant News Editor

After a year-long conversation about whether to make counseling sessions free, officials are instead stretching UCC’s budget to support students in as many ways as they can.

GW Cancer Institute launches online program to guide patient caregivers

by Kiara Bhangwanjee and Brandon Campbell | Hatchet Reporters

The institute, which launched in 2003 and rechartered in 2009, created an online training program on Thursday, which offers anyone the opportunity to take a free 20-hour program to explain how to be an effective caregiver, often called a patient navigator, for someone with cancer.