Reid Davenport

Williams to keynote commencement

The University announced Thursday that one of the world’s most-watched journalists will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Commencement Ceremony. Brian Williams, the managing editor of NBC Nightly News, attended GW for a semester in 1980, in addition to a short stint at Catholic University of America, but he never earned a diploma. “It […]

GWorld tests new payment process

Whole Foods is piloting a new GWorld system that allows venues to swipe cards through regular credit and debit machines instead of GWorld-only devices. Foggy Bottom’s newest grocery store is the first GWorld partner to test the system, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said. The store switched to the pinpad pay method last Tuesday, but decided […]

Mexican cuisine returns to J Street

Thyme began offering Mexican-style dishes last week to attract more students to one of the healthiest venues in the revamped dining hub. Thyme, which replaced Chick-Fil-A during this summer’s dining overhaul, will begin serving quesadillas for lunch and burritos for dinner. “The thing we heard over and over was that we don’t have any Mexican […]

University to trim graduation speaker pool

Fifty candidates are in the pool of possible commencement speakers, and the list is still growing, a senior University official said. Lorraine Voles, the vice president for external relations, said the committee will start narrowing down the list at its first meeting next week. Last year, it worked with 30 suggestions from students and faculty. […]

Nutritionists give their take on new J Street options

After persistent complaints aimed toward J Street’s dining options, GW pushed a massive overhaul of its dining program this year featuring a new look and new food. But how healthy are the new venues? The Hatchet took two tours of J Street, one with Hallie Klocek, a registered dietitian and graduate student in GW’s public […]

New eateries join GWorld dining program

Eleven venues joined the GWorld program this fall, including Sweetgreen’s location in The Avenue that began accepting the payment option Sept. 20. Manager of Upper Crust Pizza, Shawn Shenefield said student requests prompted the restaurant’s acceptance of GWorld. The pizzeria, located at 1727 Pennsylvania Ave., opened in April and students can use their GWorld for […]

Few issues reported for new J Street

Three weeks after the first major revamp of campus dining since 2007 went public, University officials said students’ main concern with the new J Street is slow service at the Metro Diner. Managing Director of Campus Support Services Nancy Haaga said the diner has added an express checkout for students purchasing prepared items to alleviate […]

Whole Foods wins price war

Despite the pricey reputation of Foggy Bottom’s newest grocery chain, a cost comparison by The Hatchet shows Whole Foods Market beats out campus competitors. The addition of the world’s largest organic market as a GWorld vendor means increased competition for campus dining, a program that for years only competed with Safeway. After a price comparison […]

Student dining group fights bad reputation

The top student advocate for dining is rebranding his organization as the Student Dining Board, a name change he hopes will help distance his organization from the ineffectual reputation that has dogged the group for the past two years. The group, formerly called the Student Dining Commission, was renamed this year as part of a […]

Whole Foods Market comes to Foggy Bottom

Upscale grocery chain Whole Foods Market will open the doors of its new Foggy Bottom store Tuesday, Sept. 6. The newest addition to The Avenue complex on the corner of 22nd and I streets will accept GWorld, making it the second grocery chain to accept the dining service. The two-level store will measure at 36,000 […]