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Commencement to be held in person this October

Officials said students will be able to bring up to four guests to the ceremony on the National Mall.

Metrobus expands late-night service

More than 30 Metrobus routes will expand service until 2 a.m. for the entire week, according to a WMATA release.

Mural set to honor first Black alumna

Two recent graduates plan to create a mural on campus in honor of Leah Brock McCartney, GW’s first Black alumna, according to a University release Wednesday.

Officials announce COVID-19 coordinator

By Isha Trivedi Yesterday

Ray Lucas, an associate professor of emergency medicine, will serve as the University’s COVID-19 coordinator.

Metro to gradually shift to fully electric bus fleet

By Yankun Zhao Yesterday

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority plans to have its bus fleet go all electric starting in 2030.

D.C. officials lift final COVID-19 restrictions

By Isha Trivedi Yesterday

D.C. officials lifted their final COVID-19 restrictions Friday after allowing bars and nightclubs to open at full capacity again.

Personal scooter subscription service launches in the District

Unagi will ship subscribers their own personal scooters which they can use for as long as they’re subscribed.

Milken lecturer named MPD's director of well-being

By Michelle Vassilev Thursday

Diana Karczmarczyk, a professional lecturer at Milken, will be the first director of employee well-being support in the Metropolitan Police Department.

Scholarship fund created in honor of late professor

By Lauren Sforza Thursday

The School of Nursing established a scholarship in honor of a health sciences professor who died in a house fire in April.

Android users can now use phones as SmarTrip cards

By Lauren Sforza Thursday

The new feature allows users to hold their phone next to a card reader for any station, bus or parking lot to pay to access their trip with Google Pay.

Metro to lower fares, increase service

By Zachary Blackburn Thursday

The Metro board voted to extend Metrorail operating hours, lower weekend rail fares and increase train service in an effort to bring riders back.

Happy hours to hit up around Foggy Bottom after a long day

By Anna Boone Thursday

To save yourself from an expensive Uber and pricey drinks, keep these happy hour specials on and near campus in mind.

Weekend Outlook - Participate in a Pride rally in Dupont Circle

By Clara Duhon Thursday

Stroll through a farmers market on Friday, attend a pride walk and rally on Saturday and take a free yoga class on Sunday.

Weekend Outlook - Visit Dupont Underground's 'A Celebration of Drag'

By Anna Boone June 3

Vibe out to live music at American Son, snuggle with bunnies in a yoga class and visit Dupont Undergrounds newest exhibition this weekend.

Dish of the Week: St. Vincent Wine's braised chickpeas

By Lindsay Paulen June 3

When you visit a wine bar, you’re probably looking forward to the drink selection but at St. Vincent Wine, it’s the food that might just steal the show.

Corcoran senior explores medical racism in thesis film

By Clara Duhon May 16

Racism within doctor-patient relationships in the medical industry takes center stage in one Corcoran student’s senior theatre thesis film.

Softball records first-ever NCAA tournament appearance

By Roman Bobek May 24

The Colonials took home their first solo A-10 title last week and capped off a historic season with their first NCAA tournament appearance last Saturday.

Sailing concludes final season with trio of national competitions

By Will Margerum May 16

Sailing is competing in a trio of national championships to round out the program’s final season as a varsity sport.

Baseball nabs last home series of the year

By Nuria Diaz May 18

The Colonials won three of four games against Richmond this weekend to secure the last home series win of the season.

Women’s tennis wraps up season with deep A-10 Tournament run

By Alec Rich May 16

Women’s tennis rebounded this spring with a winning record and capped off the year with a semifinals appearance at the A-10 Tournament.

Graduating student athletes bid farewell to GW

By Nuria Diaz May 16

The Colonials are sending off their senior class of athletes as they trade in their buff and blue uniforms for caps and gowns.

Sights of Commencement 2021

GW held a virtual graduation this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the class of 2021 still celebrated together on the National Mall and at sites around campus.

Departing Vol. 117 editors reflect on their time at The Hatchet

By Thais Kolganov May 16

As their time on The GW Hatchet comes to a close, Volume 117 editors Sarah Roach, Lizzie Mintz and Kiran Hoeffner-Shah reflect and look toward the future of the paper.

The history of protests in D.C.

Three GW professors discuss the history and importance of the gay rights movement, the Civil Rights movement and the women’s rights movement and reflect on their protests and marches that have taken place in D.C. and around the country.

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.

Photo essay: Student workers through COVID-19 pandemic

We checked in with student employees to see how they are balancing classes, their shifts and the risks of going to work during a pandemic.

Photos: Inauguration Day across the District

Massive road closures and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced people to observe President Joe Biden’s inauguration from afar this year.

Sights of campus before Inauguration Day

In case you’re not in the District, here are some of the sights around campus as Inauguration Day nears.

Meet the Class of 2024

Many students have yet to meet them in person, but here’s a glimpse of some of the University’s freshmen class.

Getting to the Bottom of It: LeBlanc's departure

By Alec Rich and Ciara Regan May 23

Host Alec Rich speaks with professors Erin Chapman and Andrew Zimmerman about LeBlanc’s decision to leave GW.

What's New Buff and Blue: Finding local shows

By Ciara Regan and Sarah Sachs May 17

On this week’s episode of “What’s New Buff and Blue,” podcast host Sarah Sachs speaks with Naomi-Grace Panlaqui about a new app that helps users find local events in the DC area.

Getting to the Bottom of It: Talking to Tonic

By Alec Rich and Ciara Regan May 16

On this week’s episode of “Getting to the Bottom of It,” podcast host Alec Rich speaks with Jeremy Pollok from Tonic about reopening plans.

Sarah Roach: Caring

By Sarah Roach April 25

This paper gave me passion and confidence I didn’t know I had, and I know the same holds true for every single person who cares about this paper, too.

Parth Kotak: In pursuit of perfection

By Parth Kotak April 25

From quibbling with copy about commas or with Sarah over editorial judgment, I hope I’ve made the paper the best version of itself each week. 

Kiran Hoeffner-Shah: Missed meetings and minor grievances

The Hatchet created some of my best memories from college, and I wish I could have a few of mornings in the townhouse back.

Lizzie Mintz: Learning from the past

By Lizzie Mintz April 21

I realize now that we aren’t just covering the current headlines – we’re changing the community around us and documenting history.

Lindsay Paulen: I never wanted any of this

By Lindsay Paulen April 21

Even though The Hatchet didn’t always give me exactly what I wanted, it always gave me exactly what I needed.