Washingtonian names The Hatchet best local college paper

Photo courtesy of Benjamin Freed.
Photo courtesy of Benjamin Freed.
The Washingtonian has dubbed The Hatchet best local college paper in its “Best of Washington” issue.

Here’s what the Washingtonian staff wrote about The Hatchet:

“Student newspapers strive to be taken seriously not just by those on campus but also by people beyond the university gates. The Hatchet, George Washington University’s 111-year-old weekly, has achieved that status recently — its reports on the school’s absorption of the Corcoran College of Art + Design and the fallout for students have been essential reading for anyone keyed into Washington’s artistic or academic sphere. The paper has also done an admirable job following efforts to reform campus sexual-assault policies, dogging administrators’ exorbitant salaries, and scrutinizing GW’s sometimes sketchy approach to college-ranking guides.”

In case you haven’t been keeping up, here’s some of our coverage of those topics:

With questions hanging over Corcoran merger, GW focuses on opportunities for arts
With merger details still in the air, Corcoran students hope to keep classes small
In two years of sexual assault policy debate, a balancing act on a contentious issue
After two dozen sexual abuse reports, advocates laud campus culture shift
After release of sexual violence survey, official calls for more prevention training
Treasurer earns twice as much as peers while GW underperforms financially
Transfer students pad law school’s enrollment as selectivity dips again
GW misrepresented admissions and financial aid policy for years

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