The Hatchet Blogs

Friday July 3
4:57 p.m.

Three men steal purses at 23rd and G streets

The women were robbed near the Vern Express shuttle stop at about 2:55 p.m., according to a campus security alert.

Thursday July 2
7:38 p.m.

Man struck by train at Foggy Bottom Metro station

A man was struck by a train at the Foggy Bottom Metro station Thursday night, a Metro spokesman confirmed.

6:49 p.m.

GW’s tuition ranks eight-most highest among private universities in new data

Nationwide, net price among private universities averages about $20,000.

5:58 p.m.
Guacamole with peas might be the biggest Internet trend, but for me, it was underwhelming. Eva Palmer | Hatchet Staff Photographer

We tried guacamole with peas…and you may not want to

While I consider myself a guacamole lover, this take on a classic wasn't worth the time I took broiling ingredients or digging through my kitchen to find the food processor. Sometimes, it's OK not to mess with a good thing.

2:53 p.m.
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Photo blog: The BEACH at the National Building Museum

If real beaches aren't your thing, stop by the National building Museum starting Saturday to enjoy a fake one. The BEACH exhibit is a pure white alternative, without the risk of sand in your shoes.

2:31 p.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.

1:04 p.m.

GW alumnus forms super PAC while behind bars

Though he can't vote in the next presidential election, an imprisoned GW alumnus has committed to supporting his favorite candidate by creating his own super PAC.

11:09 a.m.

Suspect arrested following string of iPhone 6 robberies on Metro trains

Metro Transit Police arrested the suspect of a string of iPhone robberies Wednesday.

10:40 a.m.

Navy Yard given all clear after report of active shooter

A call was placed from inside a building at the Navy Yard around 7:30 a.m. for "possible sounds of gun shots," according to a Metropolitan Police Department release. The release stated that MPD then requested for assistance from other law enforcement departments.

Wednesday July 1
4:58 p.m.
The tri-bin compost system will make it easier to control what goes into the compost pile. Media Credit: Nicole Radivilov | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Student-led community garden launches new composting system

Students looking for an eco-friendly way to dispose of their leftover J Street salads will have to search no longer.

3:45 p.m.
Media Credit: Sophie McTear | Design Editor

Report finds GW’s small financial foundation is not a sign of poor fiscal health

A university's financial foundation keeps the show going. What are some tell-tale signs that the show is leading up to its curtain call?

9:35 a.m.

Donors give extra $60,000 in month-long donation challenge

GW officials are taking more than 2,500 alumni's checks to the bank this week — and two of them total more than $60,000.

8:58 a.m.

Skip traditional Fourth of July festivities

If fireworks and picnics aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other ways — from indoor beaches to midnight movies — to spend your Independence Day in D.C.

8:51 a.m.
The fireworks on the National Mall are nice, but plan on getting there early if you want to see them. Photo by Zach Montellaro used under a CC-NC-SA 2.0 licence.

Where to find food and fireworks this Fourth of July

For a view of fireworks and an Independence Day dinner, head to one of the District’s rooftop restaurants.

Tuesday June 30
8:31 p.m.

D.C. Zoning office tightens restrictions on rowhouse additions

The D.C. Zoning Commission published stricter regulations on adding additional levels to rowhomes and converting the houses to multi-unit apartments in some areas of the city Friday, The Washington Business Journal reported Monday.

8:18 p.m.

D.C. Council votes to increase penalties for synthetic marijuana

The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to raise the stakes for businesses caught selling synthetic marijuana, making it a $10,000 misstep on the first violation, DCist reported Tuesday.

6:27 p.m.

National sorority life group makes recommendations to prevent sexual assault

The national group that governs sorority life on college campuses published a report Tuesday following an effort started last year to raise awareness and safety of sexual assault involving its members.

2:30 p.m.

GW takes two Emmy Awards back to campus

Students can now say they attend the Emmy Award-winning George Washington University.

Monday June 29
6:07 p.m.

Ten fundraising positions become available in one month

The University’s fundraising office is looking for ten new employees to rake in the next $60 million to round out its $1 billion fundraising campaign.

4:44 p.m.

Board of Trustees approves three changes to faculty regulations

The changes, which were announced in a University release Monday, will include allowing associate professors to participate in the Faculty Senate, updating how faculty members are promoted and streamlining how deans of each school are chosen.

2:47 p.m.

Longstanding faculty member named interim dean of Elliott School

A longtime faculty member of the Elliott School of International Affairs will take over the position of the school's interim dean next month, according to a University release.