It has been a busy year in Foggy Bottom.
We covered a racist Snapchat post that rocked campus and launched a yearlong conversation about race that resulted in new diversity training for all incoming students. Plus, The Hatchet was there as graduate students continued to lobby for a union and when the Student Association made GW one of few schools across the country to pass a controversial pro-Palestinian divestment resolution.
The summer didn’t slow The Hatchet down. Our editors took the streets to cover the second “Unite the Right” rally that marched through the center of campus and counterprotests that erupted around the city.
Our sports editors have been stationed on the sidelines all year and covered controversy in the athletic department as its former leader faced accusations of misconduct and several individuals in the department were named in a racial discrimination lawsuit.
The Hatchet’s work was celebrated this year. We were named one of the best college newspapers in the country with the Associated Collegiate Press’ online Pacemaker award and picked up a third place award for photo of the year. Staff members also won three awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for reporting, editorial writing and photography.
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