February 17, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 43

Stories from the February 17, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Kromah adjusting to life on the sideline

Lasan Kromah didn’t feel it when he injured his foot back in mid-November. He was on the court with his teammates that day, playing in a closed-door scrimmage against N.C. State when the ball swung his way. He caught it, took a jab step and heard a pop. He didn’t feel a thing, and he […]

Calendar

Thursday A Two-State Sudan Attend a talk on the results of splitting Sudan into two separate nations. 1957 E Street, room 602 – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday Uprisings in Southeast Asia Hear experts discuss the similarities regarding stability between Southeast Asia and the Middle East. 1957 E Street, room 505 – 12:30 to 1:45 […]

Local flower shop closes after 32 years

Nestled below an imposing billboard for Stella Artois on 20th and I streets, Tony’s Place rests after 32 years in business. The product of hard work, hope and the worn hands of a Greek family, it seems fitting that the journey of this shop should end on Valentine’s Day. Tony Boudouvas, 76, began trading on […]

Virginia Tech survivor recounts shooting for film

Colin Goddard felt a call to action as he watched another shooting unfold on his television screen. A survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 that left 32 students and faculty members dead, Goddard now works as a legislative director for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and is traveling across the country […]

Suspected TB case no longer on campus

The member of the GW community suspected of contracting tuberculosis is no longer on campus and is being treated for the infectious disease. University officials notified the GW community Tuesday that an individual at the University was suspected of contracting pulmonary tuberculosis, a contagious disease that affects the lungs. As of Wednesday night, there were […]

GW applications to TFA remain steady

Teach for America applications from across the country hit a record high this year, with the number of GW applicants holding steady. The TFA program saw a spike in applications for the past 3 years, reaching a record 48,000 applicants this year. This year, 169 GW seniors, or about 7 percent of the graduating class, […]

Owls hand GW program-worst loss

Wednesday night in the Smith Center, the crowd didn’t have to watch the court to understand what was happening. All it had to do was look at women’s basketball head coach Mike Bozeman. Throughout the game, Bozeman’s reactions on the sidelines became less and less emphatic, until the coach finally took his seat in seemingly […]

GW selects provost for diversity, declines to release name

The University has selected its first vice provost for diversity and inclusion, but is sitting on the administrator’s name for two weeks, saying it is not ready to announce the selection yet. The position was created last year to spearhead the University’s attempt to attract students and employees from more diverse backgrounds. “The person we’re […]

Clinton backs Internet freedom

In the wake of historic protests in Egypt spurred by the use of social media, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came out in strong support of Internet freedom at a speech in the Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday. Clinton commended Egyptians and journalists who took to Facebook and Twitter to organize protests and share stories from […]