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.

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 […]

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 […]

Applicant pool surges for honors program

Applicants visiting GW this week peppered University Honors Program officer Liz Sutton with questions about the program’s partial shift to the Mount Vernon Campus next fall. But as 9 percent more students applied to the program this year than last – part of an upward trend over the past three years – Sutton said she […]

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, […]