The Hatchet Blogs

Monday August 18
6:27 p.m.

Court allows GW’s deal with the Corcoran to move forward

GW cleared a major legal hurdle Monday when a D.C. Superior Court judge approved the Corcoran's merger with the University and the National Gallery of Art.

Saturday August 16
12:27 p.m.

Robbery reported near GW Hospital

A man allegedly robbed another man of his wallet Saturday in the 2300 block of I Street.

9:41 a.m.
Chuck Todd, a former GW student, will anchor NBC's Meet The Press show.

Chuck Todd, attended GW in 1990s, to take the helm at NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’

A former GW student is taking over as the host of America's longest-running Sunday morning news show.

9:23 a.m.

Kappa Alpha and Pi Kappa Phi land on list of sanctioned Greek chapters

The University added two social Greek chapters to its list of sanctioned student groups this summer, bringing the total to 17 Greek-letter organizations.

Friday August 15
11:07 a.m.

Captain Cookie announces it’s found a permanent home on campus

Students will soon be able get their fix of Captain Cookie at a permanent spot on campus.

10:30 a.m.
Comedian Tig Notaro performing at SXSW. Photo by Flickr user Mss Wright / CC-BY-SA 2.0

Rosie O’Donnell and Tig Notaro to take Lisner stage in October

Rosie O'Donnell and Tig Notaro will make their way to the stage Oct. 4, part of the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival.

10:14 a.m.
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Weekend Outlook: Enjoy the good weather with free outdoor movies

It would appear that the torrential rains and flash floods have left the District, at least for the weekend. That means there's no excuse to stay in. Plan you weekend with these events in mind.

Thursday August 14
2:15 p.m.

Activist, part-time professor loses job offer as Corcoran plan sits in court

The Corcoran College of Art + Design revoked the job offer last week of a former adjunct professor who has helped lead an effort against the school's merger with GW.

10:43 a.m.
The pork buns at Momofuku are one of the most popular menu items. Photo by Arnold Gatilao (flickr user arndog) and used under a CC-BY 2.0 license.

Pork buns coming soon with iconic Momofuku set to enter the District

David Chang gave us culinary news to celebrate this week: the celebrity restaurateur and owner of beloved New York City-based ramen joint Momofuku Noodle Bar will open a D.C. counterpart in the spring.

10:34 a.m.

Sigma Chi and Beta Theta Pi earn national awards

Last fall, Sigma Chi raised more than $80,000 for cancer research through its philanthropy initiative "Derby Days," and landed corporate sponsorships with companies like JetBlue Airways, Uber and L’Oreal.

Wednesday August 13
4:21 p.m.

GW leaps forward in sustainability rankings

GW jumped more than 10 spots to No. 12 on the Sierra Club’s list of the most environmentally friendly colleges this year.

1:04 p.m.
Photo by Flickr user Ted Eytan / CC-BY-SA 2.0

West End Cinema to host Robin Williams tribute

Starting Friday, the indie film hub will invite fans to celebrate Williams’ acting career by watching him in some of his best-known roles.

Tuesday August 12
7:55 p.m.
Then-sophomore guard Joe McDonald drives toward the basket against Radford last season. Hatchet File Photo by Delaney Walsh | Photo Editor

Men’s basketball releases full non-conference schedule

The men's basketball team released the final five games of its non-conference schedule Tuesday, announcing matchups against Grambling State, Longwood, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Charlotte and the Virginia Military Institute, all to be played at the Smith Center.

7:25 p.m.

Preseason coaches’ poll ranks women’s soccer seventh

Before the women’s soccer team take to the turf, Atlantic 10 coaches and conference officials have predicted the Colonials will finish seventh in the conference.

Monday August 11
12:17 p.m.
Pulled pork and fried green tomatoes at Acre 121. Photo by Flickr user justgrimes / CC-BY-SA 2.0

A guide to D.C. Restaurant Week

For those in the city, Restaurant Week from Aug. 11 to 17 is a chance to (cheaply) test the D.C. area's numerous gastronomic options.

10:53 a.m.

Your Week: After your free workout, how about a chocolate tasting?

The last days of summer are quickly slipping away, so we’re highlighting only the best events to fill your schedule. That means chocolate tastings, comedy shows and loads of free movies.

Friday August 8
4:06 p.m.
The Department of Education ranked GW as a Class II university in 1911. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

How the federal government rated GW in 1911

President Barack Obama’s idea to have the federal government rank colleges has stirred up debate across higher education and throughout Capitol Hill, but it's not exactly new.

2:03 p.m.
Jesse McCartney on tour. Photo by Flickr user JMac 054 / CC-BY-SA 2.0

Weekend Outlook: House of Cards films in D.C.

Here are some cool things to do this weekend in the nation's "coolest" city.

11:11 a.m.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will speak in Lisner Auditorium Sept. 12 for a Constitution Day event. Hatchet file photo.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to headline Constitution Day event

GW will once again celebrate Constitution Day with a Supreme Court justice.

Thursday August 7
2:07 p.m.

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ to come to campus this fall

So You Think You Can Dance has won 11 primetime Emmy's. The tour will hit more than 70 cities.

1:34 p.m.
Love locks on a bridge in Prague. Photo by Wikipedia user Nstannik / CC-BY-SA 3.0

‘Love locks’ will be short-lived in D.C.

People have begun to hang "love locks" on the Key Bridge, but they won't be around for long.

10:45 a.m.

Women’s lacrosse coach departs after seven seasons

GW's third women's lacrosse coach in program history will leave the team after posting a 47-69 record over seven years.

10:40 a.m.

Female student allegedly robbed at bus stop on Pennsylvania Avenue

Police are searching for two men who reportedly snatched "a few dollars" from a female student's hand as she was waiting at a bus stop near campus.