October 24, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 21

Stories from the October 24, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Open house turnout doubles

Allyson Cuervo’s first day at GW was spent in class and exploring the monuments – a good introduction to Colonial life, if she decides to attend the University. Cuervo, a high school senior from Florida, attended the multicultural open house this year along with other students from underrepresented backgrounds. This year’s open house, the sixth […]

Board of Trustees approves honorary degree candidates

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the list of potential recipients of honorary degrees at its meeting Friday. Each of the 14 people on the list – including author J.K. Rowling and Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh – will join the pool of candidates eligible to receive honorary degrees at next spring’s commencement. University […]

Ghosts, Goblins and Curses

With Halloween options as diverse as the District itself, D.C. offers nighttime ghost walks, spooky haunted houses and even a zombie bar crawl for those prefering drinks over sweets. Fright at the Museum: Dead Men Walking 575 7th St. NW The National Museum of Crime & Punishment is the historical hold for exhibits filled with […]

Man arrested for hall entry

Metropolitan and University Police officers arrested a man early Friday morning for entering a West End residence hall room and allegedly punching students. Residents “challenged” the suspect after he entered and walked around their room at about 1 a.m., according to a Metropolitan Police Department crime report. He told them to “shut up” before striking […]

Handmade in the U.S.A.

Made by hand and sold for a charitable cause, the Craft2Wear festival gave arts and crafts a whole new meaning. The National Building Museum played host to a slew of homespun artists over the weekend, all selling their personal artwork to benefit education and research at the Smithsonian. Resembling an indoor bazaar and set against […]

Creating a new flavor

A Vietnamese take on Asian fusion opens its doors on Foggy Bottom Monday. BONMi, at 19th and I streets, serves affordable Vietnamese “bánh mì” sandwiches made with meat and tofu and prepared using a healthy sous-vide cooking method. The sous-vide method utilizes vacuum-sealed food prepared in a water bath, cooking the ingredients at a slow […]

Three convicted for sexual assault

The University found three students guilty of sexual assault violations last academic year, the highest number of students determined guilty in three years. Two of the students were suspended and one was expelled, Assistant Dean of Students Tara Pereira said. During the 2009-2010 academic year, one out of the three students charged with sexual assault […]