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.

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 […]

Calendar

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 […]

Man arrested for alleged assault in 2000 Penn CVS

Metropolitan Police officers arrested a man at the Shops at 2000 Penn Wednesday, after the individual chased a customer inside the CVS with a box cutter, according to police documents. The unnamed suspect was in the cashier line when he asked the complainant to pick up an MP3 player off the rack. The complainant told […]

UPD headquarters to become D.C. history museum

The University will transform the current headquarters of the University Police Department into a permanent museum dedicated to the history of the District, after a donor gave $5 million to GW. Albert H. Small – a 2009 recipient of the National Humanities Medal, which honors individuals who contribute to the humanities – donated his personal […]