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Today 3:31 p.m.

White House intruder treated at GW Hospital

The man who jumped the fence at the White House on Friday was brought to GW Hospital after he was apprehended by the Secret Service, the Associated Press reported.

12:51 p.m.

Junior pronounced dead at local hospital

The male student, who was studying in the business school, was found in an off-campus apartment, according to a statement from GW.

Friday September 19
6:19 p.m.
Pizza chain &pizza serves up custom, made-to-order slices and pies. Photo by Flicker user "Jing" under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

&pizza unveils K St. joint, with more to come

The K St. location represents the beginning of a major expansion for &pizza, with plans to open up to nine additional locations throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia over 2014 and 2015.

6:11 p.m.

Q&A: Stand-up comic Chris D’Elia on making fun of strangers and his new sitcom

The New Jersey-born, L.A.-bred comic will stop at Lisner Auditorium Saturday night, part of his "Under No Influence" tour. With a lead role in the new NBC sitcom, "Undateable," a new standup tour, and a film in the works, D'Elia isn't about to slow down.

6:09 p.m.
Mark Shenkman got his master's degree from GW in 1967. Katie Causey | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Shenkman Hall dedication honors trustee

The University dedicated the former Ivory Tower residence hall to Mark Shenkman on Friday, four months after he made a $5 million donation and GW renamed the hall after him.

3:39 p.m.

Engineers give behind-the-scenes look at Science and Engineering Hall

When the Science and Engineering Hall opens in January, students will see one of the most high-tech academic spaces at GW to date, which was built with an eye toward sustainability.

3:30 p.m.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden called on colleges to step up their sexual assault response at a White House event Friday. Nicole Radivilov | Contributing Photo Editor

White House aims to empower students to prevent sexual assault

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden launched a campus sexual assault prevention initiative at the White House Friday, surrounded by advocates, survivors and college administrators.

Thursday September 18
3:56 p.m.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced legislation to accompany the striking down of D.C.'s handgun ban Wednesday. Samuel Klein | Senior Photo Editor

D.C. lawmakers announce concealed carry gun legislation

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Robert Evans

9:19 a.m.
The National Museum of the American Indian will open an exhibit featuring treaties between Native Americans and the U.S. to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Sam Hardgrove | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Museum to put spotlight on American Indian diplomacy

Curators at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian are hoping to highlight a different side of American history in what will be the largest collection of treaties ever available to museum-goers.

Wednesday September 17
9:59 p.m.

Professor’s Take: Scottish referendum provides unique learning opportunity

For those of you studying political science or international affairs, we all have a rare look into what happens when a relationship between two nations disintegrates.

8:55 p.m.

Page Nine: GW calls on alumni to help raise $1 billion

7:21 p.m.
Promotional poster for "Some Like It Hot."

Weekend Outlook: Bacon, beer and banned books

Kick start your weekend with festivals celebrating everything from banned books to beer to bacon.

6:44 p.m.
Metropolitan Chief of Police Cathy Lanier speaks about the tactical response to the Navy Yard shooting one year ago. Katie Causey | Hatchet Staff Photographer

D.C. police chief takes critical look at Navy Yard shooting response

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Benjamin Kershner. 

9:53 a.m.
Sisters of Alpha Phi add to the excitement as the sororities wait to welcome new members. Sam Hardgrove | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Highlights from Bid Day 2014

Every year, sororities welcome their new members on Bid Day at University Yard, when current sisters deck themselves out in matching colorful outfits before chanting and screaming the refrains that they once learned on their first bid days at GW.

Tuesday September 16
11:52 p.m.

Men’s soccer earns third-straight win, defeats No. 22 Navy in double overtime

Men’s soccer emerged from a battle of attrition with its third consecutive win Tuesday, edging No. 22 Navy 2-1 in double overtime.

10:32 p.m.

After 4-0 weekend, men’s water polo earns two CWPA weekly honors

After a perfect 4-0 weekend at the Bison Invitational, two men’s water polo players received weekly honors from the Collegiate Water Polo Association on Tuesday.

10:20 p.m.
Freshman Aaliya Davidson spikes the match winning point over two Georgetown blockers. Kiana Robertson | Hatchet Photographer

Volleyball cruises to straight-sets win over Georgetown

The volleyball team got back in the win column Tuesday with a straight-sets victory over Georgetown.

8:15 p.m.

Georgetown student dies of apparent meningitis

A Georgetown University student died of "apparent meningitis" on Tuesday.

6:50 p.m.
Promotional poster for "Wetlands."

What We’re Watching: ‘Wetlands’

“Wetlands” follows the exploits of sex-obsessed teenager Helen Memel (Carla Juri), who spends her time experimenting with various sexual escapades while scheming to reunite her separated parents.

11:12 a.m.

Letter to the editor: A failed attempt at nonpartisanship on 9/11

Negative coverage of our events is mostly old hat, and usually we’re more amused than upset by our detractors. But this just didn’t feel like the right occasion to be insulted.