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 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 […]

Staff Editorial: An open letter to the new vice provost

Dr. Reed, You enter your role at GW as the vice provost for diversity and inclusion at a time when there has been a call for an improvement in cultural diversity on campus. The University’s decision to create your position represents an administrative identification of this principal campus issue, and we welcome you to your […]

GW files response to buyout lawsuit

Correction appended Attorneys for the University asked a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss part of a former professor’s lawsuit against GW last week. Richard Soland, the professor of operations research in School of Engineering and Applied Science, is suing GW for failing to notify him of an upcoming school-wide SEAS buyout program while he […]