Definition of images from 2021 – GW Hatchet




Year in review: Definition of images of 2021 – GW Hatchet



Media Credit: Sydney Walsh | Staff photographer

More than 600,000 white flags were planted along the National Mall last October to honor those who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

The GW community has faced many changes over the past year.

Hatchet’s photo team looked back through images that captured some of these significant moments throughout 2021. Between an uprising at the US Capitol, a repopulated campus, and the protests of many students, here are some of the most memorable moments from this year:

File Photo by Zach Schonfeld | Staff photographer

On January 6, Pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building despite blockade by law enforcement.

Stock Photo by Lillian Bautista

Prior to the inauguration, thousands of National Guard members were stationed around DC, including in Foggy Bottom.

File Photo by Gabrielle Rhoads | Staff photographer

Despite massive blockades around the Capitol building and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, supporters observed President Joe Biden being sworn in at a distance this year.

File Photo by Danielle Towers | Assistant photo editor

President Leblanc announced in May that he would retire as the 17th president of GW at the end of the academic year, a timeline that was pushed up when board chairman Grace Speights announced in October that an interim president would take over in early 2022.

File Photo by Elissa Detellis | Photographer

Students returned to personal classes in late August after more than a year of online tuition triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

File Photo by Grace Hromin | Senior photo editor

As the pandemic continued, test requirements for all faculties, students, and staff continued regularly to monitor campus positivity rates.

File Photo by Grace Hromin | Senior photo editor

Plates of plastic covered townhouse row after reports of mold forced residents to evacuate, prompting many other students to report mold in other university buildings.

File Photo by Sophia Young | Assistant photo editor

Students from the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 were able to return to DC in October last year to celebrate in person at the National Mall.

File Photo by Danielle Towers | Assistant photo editor

GW celebrated its 200th anniversary celebration this weekend with a dance performance on the side of the Gelman Library after the launch.

File Photo by Sydney Walsh | Assistant photo editor

More than 600,000 white flags were planted along the National Mall last October to honor those who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

File Photo by Skylar Epstein | Staff photographer

After the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity discovered a Torah scroll vandalized in their campus homes, hundreds of GW community members treated through campus in support of GW’s Jewish community.

File Photo by Sydney Walsh | Assistant photo editor

Starting in the spring semester, students will have access to unlimited subway rides following a push from Student Union leaders for officials to sign up for the U-Pass program.

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