The Hatchet Blogs

Monday August 29
9:46 p.m.

In wait for permanent vendors, temporary dining options come to District House

GW will offer temporary dining options in District House while the residence hall's new vendors prepare to open.

3:42 p.m.

The Mowgli’s and Nico & Vinz share Fall Fest spotlight

Alternative rock band The Mowglis and Afro-European superstars Nico & Vinz will perform as the first dual headliners in Fall Fest history, the Program Board announced Monday.

Sunday August 28
11:18 a.m.
Hundreds gathered near the National Mall Saturday night for the Diner en Blanc. Victoria Sheridan | Hatchet staff photographer

Inside D.C.’s white hot party

The Dîner en Blanc — French for “dinner in white”— is an annual pop-up picnic that originated in Paris in the 1980s.

Friday August 26
1:06 p.m.
Residents were evacuated from the 2109 F St. residence hall Friday morning. Dan Rich | Photo Editor

Gas leak evacuates 2109 F Street residents

Residents in 2109 F Street were evacuated temporarily Friday morning because of a natural gas leak, University officials confirmed.

10:03 a.m.

Jason Rezaian selected as SMPA fellow

A Washington Post reporter who spent more than a year in an Iranian prison was added to the list of distinguished Terker fellows in the School of Media and Public Affairs.

9:58 a.m.

Law school professor named top faculty administrator

A professor in the law school will step up as vice provost for faculty affairs, according to a University release.

Thursday August 25
11:31 p.m.

Weekend Outlook

It’s move-in weekend and while most people will be breaking their backs moving box after box into their new dorms, the lucky few who have moved in already will have free time to get out and about in the city.

12:26 p.m.

Macpherson tabbed as men’s tennis head coach

David Macpherson will helm the 2016-2017 men’s tennis program, Athletic Director Patrick Nero announced Wednesday.

Wednesday August 24
1:50 p.m.

DeFeo named as softball head coach

James DeFeo will be the next head coach of GW softball, Athletic Director Patrick Nero announced Wednesday.

11:43 a.m.
Peet's Coffee & Tea will open on the ground floor of District House this fall. Hatchet file photo by Katie Causey.

Among campus eatery changes, Peet’s Coffee & Tea to open

The San Francisco-area brand will be located on the new residence hall's ground level.

Tuesday August 23
2:04 p.m.

MPD assistant chief selected as interim chief

Peter Newsham, the department's assistant chief, will take over for Lanier Sept. 17.

Friday August 19
11:56 a.m.

GW names first director of retention

GW's first director of retention joined the University this month, officials confirmed Friday.

Thursday August 18
12:56 p.m.

Irene Ly: 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.

11:04 a.m.

University announces presidential search firm

The national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller was selected to identify potential candidates.

Tuesday August 16
6:09 p.m.

GW joins Virginia “smart city” project

GW has joined a planned $500 million "smart city" project in Ashburn, Va. to help build the "backbone" for the high-tech city, according to the Washington Business Journal.

2:23 p.m.

D.C. police chief to leave force for NFL job

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier announced she will resign from her position next month to take a job being the head of security for the National Football League.

11:21 a.m.

Researchers earn $900,000 grant to develop new solar cells

Researchers at GW are partnering with four other groups to develop new solar cells with plans to create the world’s most efficient solar panel, according to a University release.

Friday August 12
5:35 p.m.

Laura Castro Lindarte: Commuter students should seek opportunities for independence

All commuter students should try to experience independence from their families at least once before they graduate.

3:10 p.m.

In $36 million sale, HOVA to become residential apartments

GW sold the Hall on Virginia Avenue for $36 million to become residential apartments.

10:50 a.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter closed by national headquarters

Sigma Phi Epsilon’s national organization voted to close its GW chapter last month.

10:29 a.m.

Melissa Holzberg: 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.