The Hatchet Blogs

Friday July 31
6:09 p.m.

José Andrés in hot water after backing out of Trump deal

When celebrity chef Jose Andrés turned the tables and fired Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate didn't take it lightly.

6:03 p.m.

Tony Bennett receives President’s Medal for commitment to the arts

University President Steven Knapp awarded the highest award he can give, the George Washington University President's Metal, to crooner Tony Bennett and his wife, Susan Benedetto, for their dedication to the arts at the Corcoran building Thursday night.

5:30 p.m.

After issue with Metro service, professor resolves problem on Twitter

When a manager at a Metro station couldn't retrieve a paper fare card stuck in a vending machine, a journalism professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs contacted the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority through Twitter - and got the card back later that day.

11:21 a.m.

GW Cancer Institute awarded grant to improve patient care

The GW Cancer Institute will use a $250,000 grant approved on Thursday to create an online community for cancer patient care.

10:00 a.m.

This week’s best and worst

In case you missed it, here’s the best and worst news from around campus and the District this week.

9:58 a.m.

No one is immune to online threats

Recently, I had an enlightening moment that changed my mind and made me realize that we’re all vulnerable online.

Thursday July 30
5:24 p.m.

McCoy will not play for men’s basketball next season

Forward Ryan McCoy will not play in 2015-16, an athletics department spokesman confirmed Thursday.

1:45 p.m.

Third time’s a charm: Jon Stewart ticket sales to resume Aug. 4

Nearly a month after technical difficulties prevented fans of Jon Stewart from purchasing tickets to see his Colonials Weekend performance, the University announced ticket sales will resume at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

12:58 p.m.
An $8 burger from Olivia's Diner near Dupont Circle. Photo by Senior Staff Writer Josh Solomon.

Olivia’s Diner: Let’s call it American fusion

If Olivia’s decides to expand its wonky hours, it could become a staple for late-night revelers and those in need of a study break.

11:20 a.m.

TripAdvisor ranks D.C. pizza as sixth-best in the country

Chicago was placed No. 1 and New York City earned second place. San Francisco edged out D.C. for the top five.

Wednesday July 29
7:11 p.m.

Federal regulation of campus sexual assault gains support on the Hill

The Senate is moving closer to creating legislation to require stronger responses to sexual assault on college campuses, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

7:00 p.m.

West End Market’s liquor license suspended for 30 days

West End Market will have its liquor license back in time for classes after serving a 30 day suspension by D.C.'s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

3:29 p.m.

Largest recruiting class ever to join cross country and track program

A recruiting class of 22 runners will join the cross country and track program this fall.

3:13 p.m.

Medical school guarantees admission for UMW honors students

A fellow Washington namesake university announced a partnership with the School of Medicine and Health Sciences to give their honors students a guaranteed acceptance to medical school.

12:55 p.m.

Men’s tennis adds international depth with transfer from Clemson

The Colonials added Clemson transfer Fernando Sala to their 2015-16 roster Wednesday.

Tuesday July 28
7:27 p.m.

Asbestos found on hundreds of Metro cars

This post was written by assistant news editors Ryan Lasker and Robin Eberhardt.

2:56 p.m.

MPD sued for discrimination against former Canadian staffer

One Metro Police Department director allegedly isn't a fan of the maple leaf.

Monday July 27
6:45 p.m.

GW professor finds how some immune systems resist HIV

Not everyone exposed to HIV ends up with the virus, a GW professor found.

3:13 p.m.
The University announced Monday that it will no longer require SAT or ACT scores, a move that comes after officials accepted 45 percent of this fall's freshman class. Photo Illustration by Katie Causey | Photo Editor

Now optional: SAT and ACT scores on applications to GW

Updated: July 27, 2015 at 10:18 p.m.

2:53 p.m.
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Aristide Collins helped oversee GW's most successful year in fundraising. Hatchet file photo

University marks most successful fundraising year in history

GW tallied $230 million in gifts last fiscal year, marking the biggest fundraising year in University history.