April 12, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 55

Stories from the April 12, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Three categories steal the screen at film festival

The unlikely pairings of the Caribbean, social justice and comedy will combine Thursday as part of Filmfest DC. More than 80 films, including two shorts programs and an array of children’s works, will appear on screens from April 12 through the 22 across the District as the annual film festival provides a platform for a […]

A cheese lover’s paradise

When I was younger, my family took a trip to Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, Calif. As an 11-year-old, I was uninterested in the artisan cheeses. When my mom came back from the display cases, she handed me an apple wedge with a slice of locally crafted cheese on top. But with an apprehensive […]

Pitch to donors becomes personalized effort

D.J. Saul’s college experience was defined by ultimate frisbee. During his years at GW, he trekked across the U.S. to compete in tournaments and crammed 20 of his teammates into his parents’ California home. While his memories span the country, they shaped his college life as well as his friend group, so Saul now donates […]

Applications to GW Law School decrease amid national downturn

Applications to law schools across the country saw the largest drop in 10 years this spring, with GW’s numbers taking a slightly larger hit than the national average. The law school saw a 16.5 percent drop in applications, according to the most recent tally April 6, while schools nationwide saw a 15.6 percent dip overall, […]

Columbian College picks graduation speakers

Geography professor David Rain regularly challenges his students to explore unfamiliar places and take risks, a message he will convey to an audience of thousands next month. He is one of two faculty members who will speak at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences two graduation ceremonies May 19. Heidi Bardot, a professor of […]

Crime Log

Voyeurism 4/3/12 – Time unknown Location: Potomac House Case closed A female student reported to University Police Department that a male student she was acquainted with took a photo of her while she was sleeping naked. The male was interviewed and admitted to taking the photo. The female did not want to press charges. Referred […]

GW reaches out to foreign students

Korean native Jee Won Choi said she struggled to overcome culture shock while transitioning to college life two years ago. It was hard to assimilate into the wider University culture, so she opted to live with a Korean roommate and make Korean friends. As she ends her sophomore year, she says she still doesn’t know […]

A year after flooding, Georgetown waterfront restaurants plan further repairs

A year after the Potomac River flooded Georgetown’s waterfront, some restaurants are still shuttered while undergoing substantial repairs. Flooding from rain and wind at the Washington Harbour last April forced a handful of restaurants dotting the waterfront to shut their doors. Eateries will continue to reopen this summer as broader renovations to the plaza progress, […]

Elected SA leaders to publicize list of goals

The Student Association’s incoming leaders will lay out a public list of goals by May to hold the organization more accountable to students. The rising executive team, Ashwin Narla and Abby Bergren, is meeting individually with the 31 members of the SA Senate-elect to identify lobbying focuses for next year. The pair will add specific […]