February 28, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 46

Stories from the February 28, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter to the Editor

What Student Association senators can do to connect more with students I read and mostly agreed with Corey Jacobson’s piece, “An SA conversation worth having.” I’m an alumnus of the Class of 2002, and these issues are nothing new. If you want to reduce apathy, I believe the best strategy is to let students know […]

University, Zoning Commission disagree on parking garage placement

The University submitted alternate designs for the Law Learning Center parking garage to the D.C. Zoning Commission last week, after the body delayed a vote on the project and requested GW explore other entry options. Zoning commissioners asked the University to consider placing the parking garage’s entrance on G Street, citing concerns regarding pedestrian safety […]

GW struggling vs. A-10’s best

Sitting in sixth place in the Atlantic 10 with an 8-6 conference record, the men’s basketball team has already exceeded much of the expectations laid out for it at the beginning of the season. After several seasons near the bottom of the conference, GW has made itself relevant once again in the A-10. The Colonials […]

Abiona caps GW career with Senior-Day loss

As senior forward Ivy Abiona exited the court for the last time Sunday afternoon, the crowd rose to its feet, sending GW’s lone senior off the court with a standing ovation. While members of the crowd wearing shirts emblazoned with her name cheered, head coach Mike Bozeman embraced Abiona before she took her seat. It […]

GW study shows link between autism and testosterone

A gene linked to autism is sensitive to the male sex hormone testosterone, providing a clue as to why the disease affects males at much higher rates than females, a GW study found. With no current cure for autism, the University spearheaded a multi-department research initiative beginning this past fall to better understand the brain […]


Monday Security, Drugs and Democracy in Latin America Hear from experts on how drugs affect security and democracy in Latin America. 1957 E Street, Room 602  8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday Business Dining Etiquette Learn the proper protocol for interacting over a meal. Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom  6 to 8 p.m. Post-revolution […]

Area renovation plans to be released next month

Renovation plans for the West End Library and Engine 1 fire station are expected to be released to the community in March, almost a year after former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty announced the developer. Residents will be able to provide feedback and comments on the proposed plans to redevelop the library located at 24th and […]

Mastering the art of amusement

Do you know anyone plagued with a disconcerting inability to craft a joke worthy of even a sympathetic chuckle? Fear not, for help is here. Colonial Comedy is GW’s newest student organization dedicated to providing a comedic outlet for students and helping the unfunny find a voice. “We want to help people who are funny […]

DOH: TB case limited to one individual

No additional community members tested positive for tuberculosis, after a now-confirmed case of the disease prompted testing of some students, faculty and staff over the past 2 weeks. The University and the D.C. Department of Health notified the GW community of a suspected case of pulmonary tuberculosis Feb. 15, and has since confirmed the individual […]