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Officials expand SafeRide program after student advocacy

Officials added three off-campus locations to the SafeRide program, expanding late-night transportation options for students.

Weekend Outlook - Support a student-run fashion show

Head to an arts festival on Friday, support local fashion Saturday and head to an exhibit at the African American History Museum on Sunday.

GWSB launches three cross-school engineering certificates

Officials said business school graduate students can pursue certificates in crisis management, energy systems management and environmental systems management.

Community members, experts say CCST contact tracing notifications lack details

By Michelle Vassilev Yesterday

Some community members are saying the University’s contact tracing system is missing details like the time and location of potential exposures.  

Police arrest Sunrise GW members at Capitol protest

By Zachary Blackburn Yesterday

About 80 protesters marched from Washington Circle to the U.S. Capitol and urged lawmakers to pass legislation addressing climate change Monday.

Elliott, CCAS launch joint group to analyze religion, public policy

Professors from CCAS and the Elliott School discussed how the program will host monthly discussions on topics about religion and public policy.

Limited COVID-19 testing appointments led to delays: students

More than 10 community members said they couldn’t find any available COVID-19 testing appointments for up to more than a week.

Lerner service expands with upswing in daily visitors

By David Brothers Sunday

Nearly 4,500 students have tapped into Lerner this year after more than a year of closures and restrictions limited gym capacity.

Student Court halts fall referendum on first-year senate seats

By Lauren Sforza Yesterday

Yun-Da Tsai, the court’s chief justice, said he filed a preliminary injunction to block an SA elections committee from setting referenda until Sept. 27.

Crime log: Amazon packages stolen from West Hall loading dock

By Carly Neilson Sunday

Staff members reported that Amazon packages at the West Hall loading dock were stolen by an unknown subject Wednesday.

Professor receives grant to develop breast cancer therapy

By Ishani Chettri Sunday

A professor of medicine received a $1.8 million grant to inhibit proteins that strengthen drug resistance in cancer cells.

Dish of the Week: Casta's Rum Bar's maduros envueltos en tocino

By Anna Boone Yesterday

With cigar smoke lingering around you and a rum cocktail in your hand dining at Casta’s Rum Bar feels like a tropical escape.

A guide to the District's farmer's market scene

By Gabriella Spina Sunday

To spice up your weekly shopping run, check out D.C.’s farmer’s market scene for fresh and sustainable grocery options. 

Game-themed bars around the District

Boost your bar-hopping game by mastering Pacman or Ping Pong while you sip on cocktails at one of these local spots.

Fall-weather hikes to escape the city

By David Brothers Sunday

Whether you’re looking for a challenging hike a peaceful walk in the forest, the DMV area is home to plenty of trail options.

Top TV shows up for the 2021 Emmy Awards

From familiar favorites like “The Crown” to breakout hits like “Ted Lasso,” here are some shows and actors you should keep an eye out for this weekend.

Men’s soccer begins A-10 play with a loss

By Nuria Diaz Yesterday

Despite a hotly contested first half, the Colonials were ultimately unable to keep pace with Duquesne’s offense.

Student-athletes experience burnout during pandemic

By Nuria Diaz Sunday

As the COVID-19 pandemic surged through the nation, student-athletes were forced to confront a new reality as their mental health suffered.

Softball fills staff ahead of 2022 season

By Nuria Diaz Sunday

Softball head coach Chrissy Schoonmaker appointed Brian Burgamy as the third and final member of her coaching staff last Friday.

Golf prepares to prioritize team-building this season

By Nuria Diaz Sunday

After finishing sixth at the A-10 tournament last year, golf is looking to improve team building to perform better season.

Men’s water polo looks to build rhythm in the remainder of season

By Nuria Diaz and Roman Bobek September 15

Men’s water polo is returning to the pool looking to hit its stride after an unpredictable season last year.

Students find community on new social media app

By Dante Schulz Sunday

Jeti, a location-based app which users can post on anonymously, has gained traction among students since the start of the semester.

Professor, student leaders talk humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

By Dante Schulz September 15

An Elliott School of International Affairs professor and student leaders discuss ways students can get involved in helping incoming Afghan refugees to the D.C. area.

GW hosts first-ever Women's Org Fair

By Amanda Plocharski September 15

Almost 30 women-based organizations on campus gathered Saturday to talk about their groups and meet potential new members.

Snapshot: Softball kicks off season with home scrimmage

By Auden Yurman Sunday

Sophomore Abby Schaub races to first base during softball’s first scrimmage of their upcoming season.

Photo essay: A desolate and revived campus, side by side

See a glimpse of how today’s bustling scenes on campus compare to empty, quiet life near the start of the pandemic.

Snapshot: Smith Center hosts volleyball home opener

By Gabrielle Rhoads September 6

George’s Army was finally able fill the stands for last Sunday’s volleyball home opener as Smith Center returns to full capacity.

Snapshot: Construction workers remove Marvin Center sign from building's exterior

By Anthony Peltier July 1

Construction workers removed the “Cloyd Heck Marvin Center” lettering from the building’s exterior Wednesday after officials announced the building’s renaming

Images of Black Lives Matter Plaza following Derek Chauvin verdict

By Zach Brien April 22

Crowds gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza Tuesday evening after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

Getting to the Bottom of It: Discussing the new interim president

By Alec Rich and Sarah Sachs Sunday

Host Alec Rich speaks with the former provost at Washington University in St. Louis about what to expect from Mark Wrighton, the incoming interim president.

What's New Buff and Blue: Thrifting on campus

By Sarah Sachs September 12

On this week’s episode of “What’s New Buff and Blue,” podcast host Sarah Sachs speaks with Rachel Cohen, one of the founders of pop-up thrift store POP!

Getting to the Bottom of It: Responding to mold in residence halls

By Alec Rich and Sarah Sachs September 12

Host Alec Rich speaks with students and Student Association leadership about the mold found in campus residence halls.