The Hatchet Blogs

Friday October 21
11:24 p.m.
Controversial conservative journalist Milo Yiannopoulos spoke at the Elliott School on Friday. Changes to the event time left ticket-holders without access to the speech. Madeleine Cook | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Breitbart editors talk ‘politically correct culture’ at College Republicans event

The controversial Breitbart editor and political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos spoke to a crowd of around 200 at the Elliott School of International Affairs Friday, joined by Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alexander Marlow.

2:37 p.m.

Dish of the week: Oyamel’s guacamole

Oyamel’s guacamole ($14) is simply beautiful. And Oyamel knows it too, as they put it right at the top of their menu and prepare it table-side.

2:28 p.m.

Hidden Gems: Pansaari

Pansaari, located in DuPont Circle, serves up authentic Indian food.

11:16 a.m.

More than 100 nominated for University president position

Over 100 people have been nominated to replace University President Steven Knapp when he steps down in July 2017.

10:35 a.m.

Alumni Association ‘on track’ with unpaid internship fundraising

The Alumni Association is 40 percent of the way to its goal of raising $100,000 for students' unpaid internships.

Thursday October 20
11:38 a.m.
Bao Bao will leave the Smithsonian National Zoo for China at the beginning of 2017. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons user Andrew NZP using CC BY SA-4.0.

Giant panda Bao Bao to leave National Zoo for China

The Smithsonian National Zoo's adorable star giant panda Bao Bao will be leaving D.C. late next winter, the Zoo announced Thursday.

Wednesday October 19
4:30 p.m.

GSEHD professor earns $2.5 million Department of Education grant

A professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, according to a University release Wendesday.

2:59 p.m.

Supreme Court Justice Breyer to speak at Lisner

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will speak with NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg at Lisner Auditorium on Oct. 27, according to a University release.

Tuesday October 18
11:59 p.m.
The Colombian ambassador to the U.S. talked about peace in the country at an Elliott School event Tuesday. Max Sall | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Colombian ambassador discusses country’s transformation to peace

Juan Carlos Pinzon, Colombia's ambassador to the U.S., spoke with students and faculty members at the Elliott School of International Affairs Tuesday.

10:52 a.m.

Men’s basketball picked to finish eighth in preseason poll

Men's basketball has been picked to finish eighth in the 2016-2017 Atlantic 10 Preseason Poll, the league announced Tuesday.

Monday October 17
7:17 p.m.

Sanders to discuss new book at Lisner next month

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. will be on campus next month to talk about his new book, "Our Revolution," the University announced Monday.

4:13 p.m.
D.C. has been named the third-most rat infested city in the country. Hatchet file photo by Katie Causey.

Oh rats! D.C. named third-most infested city in U.S.

D.C. has been tapped as the third-most rat infested city in the U.S. by Orkin exterminators.

1:41 p.m.
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Artists gather at White House to share hopes for next president

Local artists gathered at the White House to participate in a “I Want a President” reading.

11:48 a.m.

SEAS inducts six alumni into Hall of Fame

The six alumni joined a program that has honored more than 60 SEAS alumni for progress in engineering fields since its creation in 2006.

Sunday October 16
7:29 p.m.
Senior MacKenzie Cowley dribbles the ball around a Richmond defender during the women's soccer game on Sunday. Cowley scored her team-high ninth goal of the season against the Spiders. Sam Hardgrove | Assistant Photo Editor

Women’s soccer edges Spiders, continues rolling in A-10 play

Women's soccer defeated Richmond 2–1 on Sunday afternoon behind goals from MacKenzie Cowley and Dani Frese.

7:13 p.m.

Suspicious package shuts down 19th, E streets

Metro Police have blocked off 19th and E streets in both directions due to a suspicious package that was found in the area Sunday evening.

1:10 p.m.

Men’s soccer downs Saint Joseph’s, picks up eighth clean sheet

Men's soccer defended its home turf Saturday afternoon in a definitive 3-0 win against Saint Joseph’s, the largest margin of victory for the team this season.

Saturday October 15
2:37 p.m.
University President Steven Knapp addresses the Parents' Association Advisory Council for the final time. Max Wang | Hatchet Photographer

Knapp discusses legacy in final address to parent group

This post was written by staff writer Catherine Moran.

1:52 p.m.
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Nap, meditation studio opens in D.C.

Recharj is D.C.’s first nap and meditation studio.

1:34 p.m.
Junior Yuta Watanabe won this year's dunk contest at Colonials Madness. Dan Rich | Photo Editor

Colonials Madness kicks off basketball season countdown

The men’s and women’s basketball programs welcomed parents, students and fans to the Smith Center and introduced them to the Colonials’ 2016-2017 rosters.