November 10, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 26

Stories from the November 10, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Student flies in Korean War veterans

More than 150 Korean War veterans will fly Saturday from Alabama to D.C. to see the monument dedicated to their military service for the first time. Graduate student Stefan Celuch spent about seven months organizing this day-long trip, raising $100,000 to fly 180 veterans and volunteer assistants to see the Korean War Veterans Memorial on […]

Powell will lead GW’s Global Forum in Seoul

A former secretary of state and alumnus will be the keynote speaker at the GW Global Forum, an event aimed at expanding the University’s international presence, which will be held in Seoul, South Korea this March. Colin Powell’s keynote presentation will address global growth and innovation. Other prominent speakers at the two-day event include Ferid […]

The District Sound

Jukebox The Ghost The 9:30 Club Dec. 1 Seven years ago they were headlining the Mitchell Hall Theater. Now the alumni turned indie stars are bringing their brand of pop-dance-rock to the 9:30 Club. The three-piece ensemble has been touring nearly nonstop for the past four years, including a last minute set on “The Late […]

Local restaurant rejects dozens of invalid coupons

An online coupon service is giving out discount coupons without the permission of the venues they are discounting, a local restaurant owner is alleging. Customers can purchase the coupons from Mobile Spinach, but unlike Groupon, restaurants are not approached about the deal until a coupon quota is met, Saad Jallad, the owner of Crepeaway, said. […]

J Street sales drop after dining overhaul

J Street sales dropped 25 percent over the last year, a University
 official said this week, blaming fewer purchases by sophomores for the decrease. 
The main dining hall has seen about 2,200 customers per day, down from 2,800 last
 year, director of campus dining Richard Yokeley said. Daily sales dropped by about $5,000 to about […]

Sports in Brief

Men’s soccer nabs five Atlantic 10 honors The men’s soccer team racked up an impressive list of accomplishments this week, with head coach George Lidster earning the Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year award and senior Yoni Berhanu nabbing the Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year. Berhanu and junior Seth Rudolph were named to the […]

Campus gardens to grow with help from grant

With the help of some greenbacks, two community gardens on campus will be a little greener next season. GroW Gardens, which donates its sustainable produce to Miriam’s Kitchen, won $10,000 from the 2011 Gardens for Good Grant. The grant money, sponsored by organic food company Nature’s Path, will be used to spruce up and expand […]