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Holiday Guide: Save & Splurge

Back to Holiday Guide Sweet Treats Save The people at Hello Cupcake keep their recipes very simple. Only fresh, seasonal and local ingredients are used to make their gourmet cupcakes. Over 50 flavors are produced from scratch daily in this small Dupont Circle establishment. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available. Hello Cupcake custom monogrammed […]

University implements Climate Action Plan initiatives

The University is taking one of its first tangible steps to be a carbon-neutral institution by installing solar thermal panels on three residence halls before the end of the academic year. The University has set a goal to make GW a carbon-neutral institution by 2040 through the highly anticipated Climate Action Plan released last spring, […]

University receives a B on sustainability report card

A leading sustainability ranking group gave the University a B for the second year in a row in its annual sustainability report published late last month. The Sustainable Endowments Institute’s annual College Sustainability Report Card gave GW the B for its cumulative grade for sustainability. It is the same grade given to more than half […]

Colonials Weekend draws record crowd to campus

A record number of parents and guests attended Colonials Weekend this year, which officials from the Office of Parent Services said is a testament to the growing number of activities put on during the three-day event. An estimated 5,000 people attended the event, which included performances by comedian Jimmy Fallon, lectures on politics and student […]

Producers discuss ecological restoration at documentary viewing

Despite the large-scale damage, the Earth’s ecosystem is salvageable, students in a community service group on the Mount Vernon Campus were told Thursday night. Thirty members of the Civic House Living and Learning Program viewed the documentary “Hope in a Changing Climate” as a presentation by the Center for Civic Engagement. The aim of the […]

Sodexo donates excess food to needy

The leading food service provider at GW donates around 75 pounds of leftover food to a local D.C. charity each week. Sodexo – which runs both the J Street and Pelham Commons dining halls on GW’s Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses – attempts to minimize food waste from on-campus dining halls. When there are […]

SMPA adds three media fellows

Correction appended In an effort to give students a firsthand perspective on the fall national campaign cycle, the School of Media and Public Affairs announced last week that three big-name media players will act as fellows for the upcoming academic year. Joe Lockhart, a former press secretary under former President Bill Clinton, Ed Henry, CNN’s […]

Best of the Crime Log

As the relaxing days of summer come to an end, students return to campus ready to party. Here is a look at some of the best crime logs from past first weeks back. Drug Law Violation 9/9/2004 – Time unknown Location: HOVA Case closed Two males and two females drew the attention of [housing] staff […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: Financial aid

The Hatchet pulled together an at-a-glance list of GW’s scholarship and financial aid programs. With over 200 scholarship options, this list is not exhaustive but will get students on the right path toward lowering that post-graduation debt. GW-Affiliated Opportunities The Board of Trustees Scholarship: This scholarship is available to academically excellent students who also demonstrate […]

Earth Day turns 40 on the National Mall

Correction appended Speakers at the District’s Earth Day celebration issued a call to fight global warming and protect the environment Thursday on the National Mall. D.C. kicked off its weekend-long celebration – the 40th one held in the city – with a day-long rally hosted by the Earth Day Network that featured music, dancers, speakers […]